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Old 09 November 2006, 08:55   #41
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no mate , my cars not made here , or my computer , or my outboards ,in fact its hard to think what is


you need to tell a engine supplyer not to tell everybody this then ??
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Old 09 November 2006, 09:11   #42
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no mate , my cars not made here , or my computer , or my outboards ,


you need to tell a engine supplyer not to tell everybody this then ??
To be honest it's not something to be proud of.

Buy a car made in the UK and the people in the UK then have more money to buy things like boats from you!!!

It is common sense really but so few people in Britain realise it. Even worse when government depts do it. Go to Italy the Police cars are mainly Fiats - in Germany they are BMWs or VWs - in France they use their own cars. What does Britain do? Buy anything they can and to hell with the result. Obviously with outboards there is no choice but when you DO have a choice why not buy local stuff?

I chose Raymarine beause it is good stuff and it's British. Most people wouldn't even give it a 2nd thought - which is a lot of what's wrong with this country. I don't think there is anywhere on Earth as unpatriotic as Britain these days.
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Old 09 November 2006, 09:12   #43
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what a load of crap its a globle market , and any country has the right to free trade ? it makes no diffrance at all were anything is made , so go through everything you own codders if you feel that loyal and throw it away if it says not made uk ,

a naked man walking through a welsh street springs to mind !!

ray marine british made ?? are you sure what portsmouth is used for now
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I think you need to look a little more deeply into what Raymarine actually do at their Portsmouth site.
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what a load of crap its a globle market , and any country has the right to free trade ? it makes no diffrance at all were anything is made , so go through everything you own codders if you feel that loyal and throw it away if it says not made uk ,

It does have a lot to do with balance of payments.
But who cares, most people are going to leave the country as soon as they can anyway and have absolutely no loyalty to GB LTD. And the other thing is its very hard to buy anything British, and most things that are British are over priced and crap anyway. Thats how the foreign stuff got here in the first place. I would like to buy British, but that is very difficult to do now. But it isn't something we should totally ignore. I think the best we can do now is buy Foreign stuff actually made in Britain.
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lost boy your point is

can you remeber the out cry in the local news paper not so long ago about portsmouth .


Raymarine look overseas
Sep 2005 p107 (0.35 pages)
Category: News / Electrics & electronics
Author: Tim Bartlett
Description: Waypoints
Raymarine announce that they will be closing down their UK manufacturing operation and outsourcing to specialist firms in Mexico and eastern Europe

http://www.citywire.co.uk/News/NewsA...ersionID=76408
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I am well aware Raymarine are now outsourcing abroad but it's still a British company - better than another company where it is ALL abroad!!!

There are plenty opf British products that are equally as good as the foreign stuff - washing machines - dishwashers - tumble driers etc. All mine are British - made in Britain and working just fine.

My audio equipment also happens to be British and it's the best in the world - and you don't need to pay a fortune for it either - of course to the ignorant man in the street they prob haven't even heard of them and think Jap is best.....

Then again i am just insane and the thought of keeping people in work in the UK is crazy when some nice foreign person could have the money instead......
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Old 09 November 2006, 11:20   #48
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who is the parent company ,ray marine or raytheon ,hq new hampshire i thinks .

yes some british stuff is great but we have to be realistic , lets face it we all know were hyplon comes from and it aint british ,
as long as we acept we live in a globl econamy and the money flowes both ways whats the problem .

can you remeber the u.s. protcting there steel industry .
didnt we as a exporter object G.B. that is , cant have it both ways free trade or not ?
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Old 09 November 2006, 11:30   #49
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Raymarine aquired Raytheon - not the other way around. It was a management buyout and the CEO is British along with most of the directors.

Quite strange to see the headquarters is in Hampshire and the Yank division is in New Hampshire!!!
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Old 09 November 2006, 12:45   #50
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japan Korea china >

Hi ive watched this thread with intrest

i ve worked in the electronics industry for over 20 years (not marine i add) but i have seen the migration from uk to Japan to Korea/Tawain and now China, the quality of each country took a while to develop to an aceptable standard except China they seem to have hit the floor running !

the cost is exeptional

2 years ago we were buying a product for between 600-700 pounds selling between £1000-1200 we did a deal with manufactor and sold at lower cost, but no takers as product was cheaper so not as good ?(perception) ended up with over stock, dumped to market at cost £500.00 (so cheap that you had to try ) sold out in weeks , resourced from China same/better product sell for less than 500 and selling thousands per year at good GPM

they are good at electronics but metal work and paint finish is not good enough yet

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