DBSCers, like all LASERers, are used to paying high prices for LASER component, but it is time to take a stand.
Last week, a near-new bottom section purchased on 24 April 2005 failed in moderate 33 knot gusts. This just shouldn't happen to premium products. It was particularly annoying as Sydney Harbour was mostly empty of yachts due to an abundance of caution amongst yacht owners (who recognise that their boat handling ability is inversely proportional to the size of the boat they own so didn't race). High prices should mean premium products, not catastrophic metal failures.
Fortunately, our world class volunteers on the water and in the clubhouse coordinated the rescue effort. A special call-out to Deb, who not only makes toasties in the canteen but also helps exhausted sailors drag their boats out the water. (Another special call-out to the Wise Master, who not only excels in keeping the technology ship-shape but has shared his baking results with the DBSCers.)
I call on all DBSCers who have experienced unreasonable product failures to join a class action to demand justice.