well this is going the wrong way
excepted , i was just trying to make a point as to how much these boat builders resent anyone trying to copy or in the boat business the word is splash a boat . Steve had this done more then once , hell a Canadian boat builder copied the whole bottom in to their whole line of boats . Most any builder really take offence to some other builder doing this.
A pad is not something that you just "put" on the bottom of a boat. It took Steve years of fine tuning and expertise to get right. If you want to see what a pad bottom boat rides like, come down to Naples and I'll take you on a ride in StillCrazy. Then you can understand how ridiculous of a question you asked, realize that if you want to go fast you should own a Velocity and not try to copy one, then call Steve back up and apologize and beg him to build you one
Steve, Kim, Kenny and Mike at Velocity are the best.
Everbody at Velocity have always been respectful, helpful and great to talk with. Steve and Kenny most of all.
i guess im the a**. I just trying to do something myself, i know i would get hell for this post but i guess sometimes you have to stir the pot no offence or disrespect to anyone. And im sure steve is a great guy im over it, its not a big deal any way.
I absolutely concur that Steve at Velocity is a genuine gentlemen. Whenever I have approached him with questions or information.
I think its important for OSO boaters and others to understand and be sensitive a little to the fact that most boat builders and other vendors in the performance boating industry are a little stressed sometimes in todays boating eniroment just trying to keep their business viable and moving forward.
Sometimes a call with questions about proprietery information will garner a short justified response, but it is also sometimes because experts like Steve know its also not reasonable to try to put a pad on a boat that was never initially designed with one.
You described the call as a sorts BS session and thats kinda what it ended up -stupid questions can sometimes solicit savory responses.
Hope you get your hulls to perform as well as they were designed to do and if not still satisfied I hope you will be a new buyer of a higher performance design hull.
Be safe, have fun and enjoy your boating.
Ray @ Raylar
Last edited by Raylar; 01-08-2012 at 09:22 PM.
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