Well, I think the cost offered is more than fair. As far as being a poor cruiser, the guy was offered a great deal. I was at one time broke and homeless. When I got some money
and a bit of retirement
I bought a sailboat and started cruising on a very limited budget
. I learned how to fix things by spending very little money
. When I needed something I could not afford many times I worked out a payment and/or work it off plan.
Now that I have a healthy income
and can afford to cruise
and enjoy life more than before I still find that the rising costs are starting to catch up and eat more of my income
and I don't think things will be getting better in the future for most of us.
The sail maker can not run and support his business by charging
rates that do not support his overhead and operational cost. He gave the guy needing sails
repaired a great barter deal that any sane person normally would have taken. The guy with sails
was just a jerk and most likely the type that would not be any better living on land than on the water
. Jerks like him make harder for decent people with little income to get by because after an encounter with the likes of him the sail maker will most likely not be as eager to offer discounts or barter for work again with anyone.