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  • https://charleston.craigs…-cruiser/7216570180.html

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    Pete Knapp
    Schodack landing,NY
    Nacra I20,P18, P16,H16
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  • Huh. Stock photo, but great price. Funny how the value/market for these big cats seems to be dumped/sinking.

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    Chuck C.
    H21SE 408
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  • the used beach cat market (and sport) has been disappearing for years - at least in the USA

    lost to SUPs, cheap kayaks, wind surfers and now kite boarders
  • MN3lost to SUPs, cheap kayaks, wind surfers and now kite boarders

    I can't even find much in the sailboard community anymore.

    We can thank the national congress. They passed a huge tax on any sailboat over $100,000 in 1990 and in two years most American shipyards closed, filed bankruptcy, or went overseas. Congress had priced them out of business.

    "In 1991, sales of luxury boats dropped 70 percent from 1990's level, while overall boat sales fell 18 percent."

    The repeal of this destructive tax was completed in a glorious bi-partisan vote, but was too little too late. With the departure of the large sailboat industry/community, so went all major support for sailing here. NACRA (aka the North American Catamaran Racing Association) moved to Europe and Australia.

    Rising oil prices and the EPA pounding the fiberglass and paint industries closed off the small boat makers. The EPA even went after the styrofoam industry, and targeted Clark Foam (a $40 million company) specifically into extinction.

    To paraphrase Will Rogers, "I'm happy that we don't get as much Congress as we pay for."

    I am not arguing any party politics here. I'm just an angry victim of national policy dictated by morons who are completely capable of destroying entire industries.



    Edited by klozhald on Oct 30, 2020 - 04:24 PM.

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    Bob
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    Prindle 16 #3690 "Pegasus" Sold (sigh)
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    Arizona, USA
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  • That sounds right; I remember that effect, but at the time wasn't so personally affected. Now, there's huge advertising about how builders are using green materials to build boats. Seems they're trying to out maneuver political trends coming up. Guess vinyl Ester will be on its way out, or is already. Interesting, though I think misguided (government action) in relation to its true environmental impact.

    What about aftermarket cottage industries for cats? I've seen nothing outside of maybe sails.

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    Chuck C.
    H21SE 408
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  • the rise of the condo and loss of beach access is a pretty big factor these days as well

    Dunedin fl used to have dozens and dozens of cats on the beach on a good day
    those days are LONG gone - lucky to see 5 on a weekend lately

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=134015&g2_serialNumber=3



    Edited by MN3 on Oct 30, 2020 - 10:44 AM.
  • Looks like a scammer ad to me.

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