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Old 05-23-2008, 03:42 AM
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I know the boat. The owner actually stayed at the plant every day and over saw the project. It was some type of contract that they signed with him. It was easier because it was a modular boat. Most everything came out in one piece once the deck was off. Of course the fuel tank, engine,etc was transfered to.
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:07 AM
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"whatever" - 5/23/2008 3:42 AM

I know the boat. The owner actually stayed at the plant every day and over saw the project. It was some type of contract that they signed with him. It was easier because it was a modular boat. Most everything came out in one piece once the deck was off. Of course the fuel tank, engine,etc was transfered to.

Wasn't this the boat that had voids throughout the hull lamination? Its nice to know the boat can be disassembled so easily!
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:15 AM
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How many people does this company screw over ????

Once again a Luhrs that has major problems --"owner willing to take huge loss" It is a shame that this is allowed to continue.


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Old 05-23-2008, 03:08 PM
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Yes. It was dry glass in the laminate. Also after they drilled the plugs in the hull they found that the build wasnt right. It was to thin in several places. They signed a contract with the owner to let him and his surveyor over see the project. They over saw it every day. But during disasembly Luhrs waited for the line and them to leave in the evening. Then they would put a night crew over there to do the stuff they didnt want them to see, or hear. Then the next morning it would look as if it all came apart real nice.
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:25 PM
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M.E.K. - 5/22/2008 7:38 PM

Can someone explain this to me?

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...es&slim=broker
The hull was completely replaced under warranty.
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:50 PM
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"whatever" - 5/23/2008 3:08 PM

Yes. It was dry glass in the laminate. Also after they drilled the plugs in the hull they found that the build wasnt right. It was to thin in several places. They signed a contract with the owner to let him and his surveyor over see the project. They over saw it every day. But during disasembly Luhrs waited for the line and them to leave in the evening. Then they would put a night crew over there to do the stuff they didnt want them to see, or hear. Then the next morning it would look as if it all came apart real nice.
I saw this boat in person and was SHOCKED to see what the bottom looked like. I can't believe they were able to send this line of BS to the owner, I would have demanded my money back or at the very least a new boat rather than a "rebuilt" story boat!
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:03 PM
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M.E.K. - 5/23/2008 5:50 PM

"whatever" - 5/23/2008 3:08 PM

Yes. It was dry glass in the laminate. Also after they drilled the plugs in the hull they found that the build wasnt right. It was to thin in several places. They signed a contract with the owner to let him and his surveyor over see the project. They over saw it every day. But during disasembly Luhrs waited for the line and them to leave in the evening. Then they would put a night crew over there to do the stuff they didnt want them to see, or hear. Then the next morning it would look as if it all came apart real nice.


I saw this boat in person and was SHOCKED to see what the bottom looked like. I can't believe they were able to send this line of BS to the owner, I would have demanded my money back or at the very least a new boat rather than a "rebuilt" story boat!
Honestly, you could demand all you wanted. The fact of the matter is that Luhrs holds the right to repair or replace. The hull was replaced and the boat was in good shape after everything was done. The rebuild was bird-dogged so much, it was probably built better than if they replaced it with a new boat. Yes the hull was a mess, but in Luhrs defense they did the right thing and addressed it. The owner also recovered an exceptional amount of money along with the new hull. He didnt take nearly the loss you think he did from reading a for sale ad. There was a lot more to it than just replacing the hull.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:38 PM
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Reel-Deals-1st - 5/23/2008 5:03 PM

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"whatever" - 5/23/2008 3:08 PM

Yes. It was dry glass in the laminate. Also after they drilled the plugs in the hull they found that the build wasnt right. It was to thin in several places. They signed a contract with the owner to let him and his surveyor over see the project. They over saw it every day. But during disasembly Luhrs waited for the line and them to leave in the evening. Then they would put a night crew over there to do the stuff they didnt want them to see, or hear. Then the next morning it would look as if it all came apart real nice.


I saw this boat in person and was SHOCKED to see what the bottom looked like. I can't believe they were able to send this line of BS to the owner, I would have demanded my money back or at the very least a new boat rather than a "rebuilt" story boat!
Honestly, you could demand all you wanted. The fact of the matter is that Luhrs holds the right to repair or replace. The hull was replaced and the boat was in good shape after everything was done. The rebuild was bird-dogged so much, it was probably built better than if they replaced it with a new boat. Yes the hull was a mess, but in Luhrs defense they did the right thing and addressed it. The owner also recovered an exceptional amount of money along with the new hull. He didnt take nearly the loss you think he did from reading a for sale ad. There was a lot more to it than just replacing the hull.
That makes more sense. So why not follow the same pattern of behavior on the 41's!? I know no one really talks about them, but I recently saw two of the 50 Luhrs, the first one being the prototype (hul #1 which I was told was cold molded and used to build the molds) and another "production" 50. As it was explained to me, the boats ran so poorly that hull #1 (which was owned by the local Cat dealer) took nearly 3 years and hundreds of thousands of dollars by its owner to get sorted out enough to be usable!
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:45 PM
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So why not follow the same pattern of behavior on the 41's!? --- Good Question MEK

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Old 05-24-2008, 06:52 AM
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I would only be speculating if I even attempted to answer that. I tried to have "one standard" while I was there and mentioned this a few times to only have it fall on deaf ears or be reprimanded for it. Again, it must have something to do with my ignorance of business. Unfortunately, I believe over the past year Luhrs has lost a number of people who actually cared. Not to say there aren't people still there that give a damn, but I think they are becoming far and few in between. There seems to have been a lot of good ideas, but I don't think they ever fit into "pump' em out" game plan. They have stuck their head in the ground, given the dealers an open check book, and scratched their heads wondering where their going to get the money to pay for the issues that could have been taken care of at the factory. I could go on for days.......
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:26 PM
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Just a very very bad biusness decision. They figured it was a major job compared to the the one they did. The difference in the two boats is major when it comes to taking it apart and putting it back. Im sure that looking at it now it wasnt quite as big a job as the one they have in frount of them. Its a little suprising to me that the Luhrs brothers would let it go on so long. It kinda tells me that something else was already in the works. Up untill now the brothers would never let it go this far.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:00 PM
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Unconfirmed rumor, but I was told today that Luhrs employees are scouring the St. Augustine area looking for work (fact) and that they were doing so because they will all be laid off at the end of the month (unconfirmed). Anyone in that area know anything?
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:16 PM
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Other than the fact that unless you are happy making 25k a year, there isnt much for work. Ive been looking since March and havent found much of anything in the way of corporate work. I sure hope that isnt the case, but it wouldnt surprise me. This is a very small town and it seems that if your going to make money here, you need to have money.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:18 PM
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Reel-Deals-1st - 5/27/2008 5:16 PM
This is a very small town and it seems that if your going to make money here, you need to have money.
I love that area, there is a lot of money up there, but very little of it in the hands of the average worker.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:36 PM
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I love it here too and it would be hard for me to ever leave, but I think it is going to get pretty rough around here pretty soon. Im hanging in there, but it could certainly be better. Ive been trying to talk to a few boat owners around here, but things seem to be a little slow to develope. Just have to grind it out.
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:16 PM
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Do people just post on this thread to post?
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:18 PM
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This really is one of the greatest threads in history, I have no doubt this will one day be used as an example at Harvard B-shcool.
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:09 AM
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must make a 100 pages to be legendary..
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:54 AM
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I dont believe Luhrs corp. will be alive long enough to reach 75. but that is probably the fault of all the loyal customers over the years. At least that is what Jim would say
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:59 PM
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Jim would always say what makes him look good. He is FOS and a LIAR!!!!
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