In the end, the bigger power has/is going to cost us more. It's a give and take, as with many things. My one comment to Rob when we were looking at boats was when we were in 3 to 5's I didn't want the snot kicked out of me and wanted to feel safe.
I have that....and more!
Last edited by MikeyFIN; 10-15-2007 at 05:54 PM.
So thereīs Customs..by LS/Team Scarab.
And their race records speak for volumes.
Regarding Sutphens looks I think of old Magnums especially the rear section...odd there too like a 28 Maltese for example...well itīs up to personal taste but to me they look purposeful/utilitarian like you say and fill the task, no nonsense there to please anyone except the operator. Just like a Porsche vs. a Ferrari.
I like also the look of Apache..you canīt call them sleek by anymeans with their racehatches and fairings either honestly, can you..more like RAW.
If you want style and finesse you better turn to Italy / the old continent IMO.
Saying something italians make better than US doesnīt surprise me as USA is mainly considered a massproducer and the finishes of itīs mass products do leave a lot to desire and usually fall short in international competiton, but thank god for the domestic market.
Like I said... I have found Italians do a lot of good stuff..and a lot of halfhearted efforts, specially when software and electrics come into play, utter rubbish.
Fine craftsmen they are just like anyone whoīs devoted, but I know from personal experience how frustrating it is to start a long CNCprogram 5-6 times a day/every day from the start/(emergency)shutdown and set all up when a combined mess of Microsoft and Italians are mixed, seems they have an inbuilt function to force the operator to have 17cups of coffee a day and the boss twice that.
And when you finally get the factory technician to come from italy and take a look at the problem (on WARRANTY) all he can do is the typical italian hunch of his shoulders and look stupid.
I also hate when my Nokia crashes...or my German built MAN Truck gearbox throws the towel..but give me a Eaton Fuller and Iīm happy unless I have to pay for the fuel...
Well you must be glad Nautor, MasMar and Victoryboats are where they are if you think Tencara is a threat...guess you just agreed there on something regarding quality
Last edited by MikeyFIN; 10-15-2007 at 06:02 PM.
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