For years, readers have asked me to help them get the materials they need to repair their boats. At one point, I even offered "Fiberglass Boat Repair Kits" for sale.
What I quickly found is that every repair is different! In most cases, a "kit", while easy to purchase, often doesn't provide everything you will need and DOES provide some things that you don't.
I struggled with knowing that I was selling something that didn't meet the EXACT needs of my customers. Eventually, I discontinued my line of repair kits.
However, this still left me with the problem of readers who had unmet needs -- the still were having trouble with sourcing quality fiberglass boat repair materials.
What I have decided to do instead, is to give some guidelines and recommendations on materials that can easily be ordered "al la carte" from a trusted online source. Only buy the materials that YOU need for YOUR particular situation.
When deciding on a source for materials, I considered several options. I have dealt extensively with several "brick-and-mortar" businesses that provide outstanding service and will ship their products via telephone orders. I decided against them because I want the purchasing process to be smooth and seamless for my ONLINE readers. I also wanted to provide a "One-Stop-Shop". I didn't want my readers to get their resin from one retailer and then have to get their fiberglass cloth from another source
I wanted to utilize a company that makes online sales a priority -- Amazon. Amazon is the undisputed king of online retail. Amazon goes through great pains to ensure that the online shopping experience of its customers is EXCELLENT. It has a wide reach, excellent shipping prices and choices. It also places customer satisfaction above all else, and provides liberal return policies.
In short, Amazon treats its customers the way I want my readers to be treated.
Throughout the site, I have included Amazon links to products that are relevant to the subjects at hand. Additionally, I created a Products page, which features a "Product of the Week."
OK - Confession: I often leave a product up for more than a week!