I hear "junk sails are suppose to last far longer.
Mine may have had new sails but if so they are gone. The main I have is original to the vessel it's self.
I see thousands of Chinese here in America. If you have to immigrate here to make a living… well, where does that go? Question: are Chinese extraction considered Chinese?
I like to point out that with a beautiful girl there is no bigotry. I wonder if this is something extended to boats… In a way they are beautiful ladies too…
I admire those who think and want American but the idea of denying yourself a bargain because of nationalism is a lost
cause. China will take over if the world lasts so long. I have no doubt it is what is our president's agenda. You can fight politics as I have most of my life or go sailing. You would be hard pressed to commit to both.
I have the groco model K' toilet, which is 100% made in America. I am building this boat up on a sound American hull
and there are many antique parts
I have saved from old wooden yachts who's time has past. Once I believed it had to be a wood hull
but times change. Life is brief and there's barely time for what needs done without creating issues. I am looking into having an American make her sails but if more than twice the price
I have to consider what I am doing here. I don't see this made in China thing as a quarrel. If I did I could land anywhere on it which is what freedom is about. The goal here is to save one hell of an American boat. If I have to break some eggs to make it work, so be it.
It's not my intention to hurt patriotic minded people.
It was a man of Chinese extraction taught me that out on the water
we all may one day need each other's help so keep all options open.