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How much for a public safety boat? $600K... Yikes! | Letters

Is it just me, or is six hundred thousand dollars too much money to spend on a 38-foot “Public Safety” boat?

Now, I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I know a little about boats, and there is no way any 38-foot boat, powered by a couple of foreign engines needs to cost six hundred big ones.

What’s it got, a golden toilet seat? Does it even have a toilet? (Can’t tell from the picture.)

Okay, this thing squirts water, but at this price it should launch planes, submerge, or fire missiles.

People aren’t outraged because it was paid for by a federal grant. Well folks,where do you think the feds get their dough? From us, (and what they borrow from China).

There are some really smart people on this island who understand boat building. I’ll bet the people at Jensen’s could have put something of quality together for a third the price.

This waste makes me angry. You should be angry too.

Mike Buettell/San Juan Island


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