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Old 12-17-2015, 04:59 PM
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I think we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the paint near to completion. I guess I am easy to amuse, catamaran....tunnel... Ha , Ha. Or, as my Hispanic boat builders text me when I joke with them, Ja, Ja.

First coat looking good. 2nd and 3rd, same as the first!
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:48 AM
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The design of this boat was driven by the needs of the customer. Ray needs cup holders for beer. Beer is heavy. To compensate we expect to make carbon fiber rod holders saving 36 lbs. 36 lbs is the the weight of two cases of beer. Therefore Carbon fiber = Beer = Happy fishing buddies. It is really quite scientific and logical and demonstrates our commitment to fulfill the wants and needs of the customer.
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:56 AM
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Nothing worse than sitting your beer down on a gunnel to tend a rod and then find it spilled when you return. Now I know this cat will be so stable that a beer would be fine on the gunnel in 4-6 footers but I admire the foresight in this project! It really is one of the prettiest large cats I've seen. And the tower legs going into the console....so slick!!!
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Now you have done it! Carbon cup holders to off set beer. Design at its best right there
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Otseg View Post
The design of this boat was driven by the needs of the customer. Ray needs cup holders for beer. Beer is heavy. To compensate we expect to make carbon fiber rod holders saving 36 lbs. 36 lbs is the the weight of two cases of beer. Therefore Carbon fiber = Beer = Happy fishing buddies. It is really quite scientific and logical and demonstrates our commitment to fulfill the wants and needs of the customer.
I like yer style!
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:03 PM
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Hell, I think I like Ray. Beer considered in his boat design, can't be a bad dude.
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:22 PM
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Do people actually boat with out building a cooler first?
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We are building the helm to fit Llebroc seating but also exploring a custom solution for the three across. We are on the fence right now. We make carbon fiber race boat seat shells by the dozens for an offshore spec one design class built by the guys who will be responsible for Rays upholstery. We'll see.

It was related to me that one of the editors of a sport fishing rag expressed that there did not look like there was much storage. I think we have plenty. In fact you could fit four 165 lb "Oscars" in the bait prep center alone, if you could catch that many.
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I wouldn't give a nickel for all the sport fishing rags in the world. If you give 'em a bunch of money, they will write up a nice story on your boat, regardless of whether it's bayliner quality, or a Nortech. They are advertising, disguised as reporting.
The only one that was ever worth it's salt was powerboat reports. From what I saw, they got bought up and suppressed b/c they told the truth. Now there's a void that needs filling. Some of the engineers who love boating should get together and start a new one. I'd pay for that.
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Storage, it's a term often used around boats to imply a box with a lid. I often wounder if most production boat builders travel more than 10 miles and fish longer than 4 hours. How is it we can have enough cooler space for a weeks provisions and not one dang place to put the trash? Most boats step in consoles become black holes of crap piled on top of themselves. For me I look at how space is used, not how many quarts of storage a boat has. That's the great thing about a build like this, Ray is getting what HE wants where he wants it. No more no less.
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Originally Posted by Otseg View Post
We are building the helm to fit Llebroc seating but also exploring a custom solution for the three across. We are on the fence right now. We make carbon fiber race boat seat shells by the dozens for an offshore spec one design class built by the guys who will be responsible for Rays upholstery. We'll see.

It was related to me that one of the editors of a sport fishing rag expressed that there did not look like there was much storage. I think we have plenty. In fact you could fit four 165 lb "Oscars" in the bait prep center alone, if you could catch that many.
Lack of storage really?We have over 450 gallons of insulated storage and well over 600 gal of non insulated below deck storage not counting the center console forward lounge and tackle station / leaning post( with a trash can )
Storage challenged I Don't Think so
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Lack of storage really?We have over 450 gallons of insulated storage and well over 600 gal of non insulated below deck storage not counting the center console forward lounge and tackle station / leaning post( with a trash can )
Storage challenged I Don't Think so
Buy an ad in the rag and POOF. That would all change.
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Originally Posted by Wishniwasfishn View Post
Storage, it's a term often used around boats to imply a box with a lid. I often wounder if most production boat builders travel more than 10 miles and fish longer than 4 hours. How is it we can have enough cooler space for a weeks provisions and not one dang place to put the trash? Most boats step in consoles become black holes of crap piled on top of themselves. For me I look at how space is used, not how many quarts of storage a boat has. That's the great thing about a build like this, Ray is getting what HE wants where he wants it. No more no less.
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Originally Posted by Riptide31 View Post
Buy an ad in the rag and POOF. That would all change.

Unfortunately true....I'm old school...I believe Customers are the best advertising. Give them what they want, service them after the sale, and stay in contact with them and listen to what can always be improved upon.
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I meant no disrespect to the magazines by calling them rags. As a teenager riding my motorcycle I T-boned a Mustang and spent 6 months in a body cast. During that time I subscribed to every boating magazine in the world I could get. I love the feel and smell of the written word. No doubt writers are influenced. I found that sleeping several times a week with one writer got us several articles about our projects published in the composite engineering "rags". Of course since I married her maybe that's not a fair analogy. Your average editor I would not consider doing that.
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Originally Posted by Jassman View Post
Unfortunately true....I'm old school...I believe Customers are the best advertising. Give them what they want, service them after the sale, and stay in contact with them and listen to what can always be improved upon.
That could not be more true. And you probably realize that because you're a successful contractor. I think it's the same with contractors. Give them what they want, service after the sale if something wasn't done right or doesn't work correctly 6 mos down the road, go to bat for them to correct it. Wish the contractor that did my office had understood that. We still have to call a plumber every 6 mos to clear the sewer lines b/c the plumber didn't get the pipe run steep enough. Same kind of issues with the AC. Once I had paid him, never saw him again.
Makes me think of my contractor every time I write the check to the plumber, and it aint good thoughts either..........
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Originally Posted by Riptide31 View Post
That could not be more true. And you probably realize that because you're a successful contractor. I think it's the same with contractors. Give them what they want, service after the sale if something wasn't done right or doesn't work correctly 6 mos down the road, go to bat for them to correct it. Wish the contractor that did my office had understood that. We still have to call a plumber every 6 mos to clear the sewer lines b/c the plumber didn't get the pipe run steep enough. Same kind of issues with the AC. Once I had paid him, never saw him again.
Makes me think of my contractor every time I write the check to the plumber, and it aint good thoughts either..........

It is unfortunate that you had to go through that. The Ac should be an easy fix...unfortunately the sewer and water lateral requires digging it up and doing it properly.

The problem today is everyone is always trying to make a quick buck... and when they really get into it after not doing enough research or forethought..they cut corners at the detriment to the customer so they can line their pockets with more cash. Building homes..or boats per say is not easy. Each client's personality is different, and their wants and desires must be met. There are a lot of builders who do take pride in their work and want to leave the homeowner with a home they will be proud of and will love living in for years to come. I am fortunate to have the majority of my guys since I started. We all work together and everyone on my team knows what to strive for. Perfection. We as contractors are as only good as the subs we keep..Take care of them and Love what you do, and it will love you back.


BTW Jim and Ray. I like that design line on the side of the hull. Really Breaks it up and I feel enhances the hull side making it different than any other cat out there.
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Ah, well. I've had much worse stuff happen. Now on with the build. ........
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I am thinking a delivery came in late last night..what could it be...Starts with E and ends with a S... LOL
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I had no idea u were putting Etecs on this ride..... Hehe
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