West Marine was founded in 1968 in a garage in Sunnyvale, California by Randy Repass, who had grown dissatisfied with his Silicon Valley tech job. He began by selling nylon rope under the name West Coast Ropes. Today West Marine has more than 300 stores in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, and a much-expanded inventory with more than 50,000 products for boats (including rope). Categories: Anchors, Docks and Moorings, Barbeques and Appliances, Boats and Outboards, Books and Videos, Cabin and Galley, Casual Apparel, Clothing Accessories, Coolers, Bikes and Boating Accessories, Deck Hardware and Fasteners, Electrical, Electronics, Engine Systems, Fishing, Footwear, Foul Weather Gear, Maintenance, Navigation, Plumbing, Safety, Sailboat Hardware, Seating and Boat Covers, Trailering, Ventilation, Watersports.
Returns: Items in original, unused condition, including all packaging and accessories, may be returned for exchange, credit or refund to any West Marine store or mailed to the online site. Clearance items, items with expiration dates (e.g., flares, charts and annual publications), items registered to the user (e.g., EPIRBs, PLBs, SPOT and Class B AIS), life rafts, computer software and electronics charts, carry-on air conditioners, swimwear and items which have been damaged due to improper installation or operation cannot be returned. There is a 20 percent restocking fee on cut lengths (e.g., rope, wire, chain, cable, webbing, fabric, etc.) and special orders.
Sales Tax: Most states. Shipping: $9.95 flat-rate for ground, or $19.95 for two-day.
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