I know that I have complained in the past about the fiberglass prices at Fisheries Supply. Overall though they have better prices than any other place that I know of. I recently bought some hardware at Ballard Hardware, since it was near where I was at CSR. The parts were 2 to 3 time the cost of the same items at Fisheries. Hence “don’t tell Carl” (the owner). I also had to get some microbaloons on Labor Day. Fisheries was closed so I got the West Marine experience. Half the size and double the price.
At IBEX I have told myself that if I miss a booth, I can probably find the same product on display at Fisheries.
I am worried that I have been seeing empty shelf phenomena at Fisheries lately. Not sure if that is important, but. In the past I have seen companies like Murray Pacific Salvage and Boeing Surplus go away. I had assumed other companies would emerge to do the same thing. It never happened.
I urge everyone to take advantage of Carl and get their boat things at Fisheries. They can’t be replaced.