The thread that was deleted was about a 42' boat that rolled when cornering left with the left trim tabbed in the down position; the passengers were ejected (the boat was operating in a cruise speed from what I remember 60+/- mph). Hopefully that clarifies what some missed points.
Last edited by Smarty; 06-10-2010 at 10:37 AM.
Where do people dream up these wild conspiracy scenarios?
That's not even CLOSE to the reality of how OL markets their boats, and especially why they would offer a safety course to their owners.
Is the fact that offering a professional course is just a good idea, just too boring of a concept to accept?
I told myself I was not going to get involved in a keyboard battle, but some of the nonsense here makes me chuckle. There have been 2 incidents involving 42 Ol's, out of 70 + that have been built, all of which are capable of running over 100 mph.
Both were results of driver error. The fact that we offered and encouraged the course was based on the fact that everybody has something to learn, It is easy for the majority of people on this board (who have never even been on a 42 OL) to comment and speculate on topics that they have no idea on what they are talking about.
The dumbest people on the planet are those who think they know everything.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh! My guess this turned into a OL bashing thread? WTF! The guy said it was the drivers error why the questions about the boat it self?
Wait a minute... So now you're saying that OL doesn't market their boats to amateur boat drivers?
They market their boats to anyone that can afford them, and I would contend that MOST of their customers are amateur boat drivers.
I believe that they offered the course more on the advice from their legal department more so than they thought it would be a "good idea."
Under the implied warranty of merchantability that exists on EVERYTHING purchased new from a dealer that sells goods of the kind an item HAS to be fit for its particular use. A 42' OL, with a full dressed cabin, enclosed head, a/c, frige, shorepower, etc. at least pretends to be a pleasure boat and needs to fit that purpose.
This isn't some silly conspiracy theory that I drummed up because I was bored... It's law...
Sad that the Forums are getting to be such a "bashfest" as of late. It seems the only threads that are of any length are at the expense of others. Warranted or not.
Interesting how negative and defamatory threads seem to go on and on. I for one am pleased the thread was closed. It was turning into another "flame" thread. While I do not own an OL, one only has to do minimal investigating to come to the conclusion OL and the Fiore Family produce a first class product.
I'm off my little soapbox now. Flame on.
Agree they market to anyone that can afford them. However, disagree that most are amateurs. Again, I would say the majority of their owners have a lot of previous experience running boats which, in my opinion, takes them out of the amateur boat ranking.Originally Posted by wjb21ndtown
I would like to think it's a bit of both.Originally Posted by wjb21ndtown
I don't understand this part? The 42 with full cabin IS a pleasure boat. They also build non-cabin canopied poker run boats that also fall into the description of a pleasure boat. I guess it just depends on your definition of pleasure.Originally Posted by wjb21ndtown
And I'll say it again, this isn't an "OL thing", you drive ANY boat improperly, you're going to get into trouble.
I certainly do not know it all, but I am just trying to understand. I would have no problem owning or operating the OL product. If I could afford a new OL, I think they are one of the of the best V's built in the world.
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