There was considerable discussion on the John Welsford builders forum about the metric system and metric tapes. Two prevailing opinions came out of the exchange: 1) The metric system is much easier to use, once you learn it, and 2) When building a boat, you want your tape measure to have the same system on both sides of the blade.
Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to find metric-only tapes here in the US. None of the retailers I tried had them, and it is difficult to find them on the internet. We finally found a couple of manufacturers who make them (Starrett and Lufkin) and bought enough to sell.
I just came across your website while searching for Matsushita saw blades. I like what I see and while I don't have a project going right now that requires any of your products, I will keep you in mind in the future.
I have a Pygmy Kayak and have a friend also building one whom I will forward your web address to.
One thing that caught my eye was the metric measuring tapes. I too wanted a metric tape with markers on both sides of the tape for doing tile work and other such projects. I bought an 8m Stanley tape while in Swaziland, Africa a couple years ago.
Thanks for your time,