Like Tree0Likes

Dragon Powerboats. Registry

Reply
Old 07-07-2006, 11:54 PM
  #21
Registered
 
EricT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: O.C.
My Boats: 2005, Dragon #3
Posts: 186
Default Re: Dragon Powerboats. Registry

Quote:
Originally Posted by Springbrook
Dragon is NOT closing up shop. Vtec knows less than nothing.
Thanks Springbrook. He must be a parasite.
EricT is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 11:56 PM
  #22
Registered
 
EricT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: O.C.
My Boats: 2005, Dragon #3
Posts: 186
Default Re: Dragon Powerboats. Registry

Quote:
Originally Posted by Springbrook
You can follow ARPRO's (the European Dragon) race for the European Championship at www.powerboatp1.com/results.ihtml
It is in first place. Oh, I forgot it broke apart. What a Maroon!!!!
Amen to that Brother.
EricT is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 11:59 PM
  #23
Registered
 
EricT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: O.C.
My Boats: 2005, Dragon #3
Posts: 186
Default Re: Dragon Powerboats. Registry

Quote:
Originally Posted by METAL BROS RACING
Jeff you can't threaten people like that, Vtec you should stop before you further discredit yourself, piss poor posting and completely uncalled for. Most of us conduct ourselves as friends and gentlemen on this board, get with the program.
Metal Bros your are the greatest> I could not have said it better.
EricT is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2006, 11:36 AM
  #24
Registered
 
Springbrook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Naples, FL Left Ohio
My Boats: 2004 Dragon 39
Posts: 266
Default Re: Dragon Powerboats. Registry

In Vtech's sudo apology, he still claims delamination. I thought that Tank did an excellant job describing the problem with the strake. That is not delamination!

I own hull #1. When we were testing, we ended up cutting off 3 feet of strake. There was too much lift in the transom. Had the strake been molded into the hull, this would have caused a problem. Maybe even delamination.

Vtech, the first pass at Lake X was 86 mph. We had no idea if the boat was even close with the right props. If you had followed the progress through OSO, you would know that we eventually got 98.5 mph. I have no idea where this 70mph comes from.

EricT can verify Bob Teague's impression of the Dragon.
Springbrook is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2006, 12:56 PM
  #25
Enjoy the show
VIP Member
 
Ron P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Joisey Shore
Posts: 10,353
Default Re: Dragon Powerboats. Registry

Lets agree on a couple items.

Dragon makes a great boat.

The Powerboat article wasn't very flatering to Dragon.

Someone needs to find out where that 72mph number came from. Drives in, tabs down?

Last edited by Ron P; 07-10-2006 at 11:45 AM.
Ron P is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2006, 02:18 PM
  #26
Registered
 
thisistank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Channel Islands, So. Cal.
My Boats: Making the best in the industry BETTER for over 25 years...... Lip-Ship Performance 305-933-9988
Posts: 10,675
Default Re: Dragon Powerboats. Registry

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron P
Lets agree on a couple items.

Dragon makes a great boat.

The Powerboat article wasn't very flatering to Dragon. It was actually very harmful to Dragon.

Someone needs to find out where that 72mph number came from. Drives in, tabs down?
PBM was just publishing the facts. Again, whether it was rigging, Xdimension, drive ratio's, props, hull issues, they were dealt with properly through Bob and Craig. I do believe PBM knew the whole story but didn't want to throw anyone under the bus.

Craig and the rest of the team at Dragon stood behind their product and made things right with Eric. That's all that matters.

As we type Eric is out with Scot Conrad pulling a skier with the dragon for the Catalina Ski race. Another Dragon on the race course. I wish them well and can't wait to hear how it went.

Last edited by thisistank; 07-08-2006 at 02:21 PM.
thisistank is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2006, 03:54 PM
  #27
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Sterling Heights MI
My Boats: 2008 Gunshow
Posts: 369
Default Re: Dragon Powerboats. Registry

Quote:
Originally Posted by thisistank
"Dragons are pieces of sh!t and are going out of business" :
Thought never even crossed my mind, and I did not post that
vtec is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2006, 04:13 PM
  #28
Registered
 
thisistank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Channel Islands, So. Cal.
My Boats: Making the best in the industry BETTER for over 25 years...... Lip-Ship Performance 305-933-9988
Posts: 10,675
Default Re: Dragon Powerboats. Registry

Quote:
Originally Posted by vtec
Thought never even crossed my mind, and I did not post that
Yes, I know you never said that. However, I'm not alone in the perception of this post coming off that way.
thisistank is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2006, 05:08 PM
  #29
Registered
 
CustomRigger101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Lighthouse Point Fl
Posts: 791
Default Re: Dragon Powerboats. Registry

i read this post the other day before people posted on it and i looked all over the net.. i would never believe one of craigs boat delamated.. now someone spinning one out at 90 into a corner yas.. but the boat coming a part.. NEVER
CustomRigger101 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2006, 06:48 PM
  #30
NRG
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 100
Default Re: Dragon Powerboats. Registry

What is the big deal?

If a boat broke, who cares, racing is the testing ground. As long as the manufacturer stands behind the product in a reasonable fashion, DONE.

If someones boat didn't run good at first, and it does now, WHY keep stirring the issue? Does CUSTOM BUILT mean anything? Do Indy or NACAR cars need dialing in? O, is it becaue YOU want to know? None of our business. Just email Craig or whoever and get your answers. Why drag them into the fire without cause?

The facts are the customers are happy NOW. An issue would be "if" the manufacturer hung the guy out to dry...did they? Doesn't seem so, with the actual boat owner saying he is EXTREMELY satisfied, this shouldn't be an issue, let alone, the owner of this dragon owes us NOTHING!
NRG is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Semper Fi
General Boating Discussion
3
10-20-2003 10:35 PM
Mear Image
General Boating Discussion
4
11-01-2002 09:29 AM
General Boating Discussion
2
09-20-2002 02:39 PM
Tbonepmp
General Boating Discussion
1
05-22-2002 03:52 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:52 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.