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Old 15-11-2019, 09:43   #1
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My TALAMEX "collapsible" disgrace of a dinghy.

Not being sure whether my earlier attempt to post this message worked, I will rephrase and make it more laconic:

When I complained to Messrs. Lankhorst/Taselaar about the premature (3 years) "death" of my dinghy it was the wording of their "factory reply" that made me share this experience.

While a few bits and pieces fell off by end of the first year of moderate use, and the rails supporting the bench required repeated repairs within year 2, the ultimate ruinous event happened recently and caused me to end up in the water: the bowl-shaped element exploded loose from the rear end of one the side tubes. You will agree that the dinghy could no longer be considered trust/sea-worthy.

And now the causality diagnosis from the manufacturers: "...negligence and lack of maintenance..." on my part.

With this manner of (absence of) care and attitude should I rather quit my singlehander-liveaboard modus vivendi on the oceans and sail back and stay put on terra firma?

Uldis, skipper
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Old 15-11-2019, 11:02   #2
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Re: My TALAMEX "collapsible" disgrace of a dinghy.

Don't let the bastards get you down.

Caveat emptor.

Thanks for the warning,

A smart person learns from his mistakes, but a truly wise person learns from the mistakes of others.
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