Mailport November 2013 Issue

Mailport: November 2013

Crotch Strap Debate

In regard to your blog on crotch straps: Makers should build a better PFD, attached to step-in drawers. These would resemble a ballet leotard and be below the PFD buoyancy chambers. Also, marine supply stores should offer loaner PFDs for sailors to test in controlled water-immersion pools. Most sailors have never worn a PFD in deep water. Feeling that jacket trying to slip over your head would encourage rapid innovation.

Edwin Rudetsky
Gloria, 1983 Catalina 30
Shelter Island, San Diego, Calif.

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Based on the Mailport recommendation of the Batteries Plus store service, I called the closest store (Orange, CT) about rebuilding the N-mH batteries for my Panasonic cordless drills of which I have many. With exact info on the batteries given over the phone, I was quote $36 per battery with a possible discount for quantity. Upon arriving I was then quoted $90, more than new replacements. When I protested the price, I was then quoted between $10 and $20 which seemed more than reasonable. When I proffered a single battery for rebuild, the new estimate came to $60. By that time I had lost confidence and left, though not before noting that they have a wide selection of batteries for sale all of which seemed over-priced.

Posted by: MICHAEL B | November 15, 2013 8:42 AM    Report this comment

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