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Old 11-28-2006, 07:55 AM
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I don't have a Cig buthave always liked them. Does anyone else think they have embroiderd, stamped, stickered, etched and painted their logo too many times in one boat?
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Love the paint and power but if you start counting logos it becomes apparent. A logo on each gauge, battery boxes, seats, keys, cabin doors, porta potti lid, etc.
People generally bag on Reggie for being gaudy but this logo thing is way out of control. CRT seems to be the only boat company doing it to this level. It is approaching the Harley craze of imprinting HD on every piece of the bike and rider possible!

Can you build a new Cig without everything logo'd? I would love to build a white hull with a single stripe (like older TG's/Cafes) with minimal logos. Build it with the intent of the least amount of logos possible.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:05 AM
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I would love to build a white hull with a single stripe (like older TG's/Cafes) with minimal logos. Build it with the intent of the least amount of logos possible.
Just write the check I'm sure they won't mind.
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Each to his own, I personally think this rig looks good. It is no different then me saying I dont care for the one stripe down the middle. That's just not me, but works for you, all personal preference. I think this boat actually has less logo's than most of the Cig's that I have seen lately, they forgot 4 logo's on the headrests. Jeff
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At least they don't use $10 dune buggy steering wheels!!!!
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I agree, they have gone overboard with the logos. However, I don't have the coin to buy one, so I'm not the guy they need to worry about impressing.
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At 100 MPH nobody can read all the logos anyway
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Each to his own, I personally think this rig looks good. It is no different then me saying I dont care for the one stripe down the middle. That's just not me, but works for you, all personal preference. I think this boat actually has less logo's than most of the Cig's that I have seen lately, they forgot 4 logo's on the headrests. Jeff

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I like the paint scheme just not the overlogo'd parts. Just for comparison does Nortech logo this much? I have been on a 39V and don't recall this much labeling Just seats and sunpad from what I remember.

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I counted over 40 logos on my 38 Top Gun. I'm sure I missed a few!
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At least they don't use $10 dune buggy steering wheels!!!!
Even I have to agree with that!
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Some love it, some hate it

It is how they keep the name in front of everyone
Those who don't know better still call offshore boats "Cigarettes"

It is all about marketing and I think both Skip at Cig, and Reggie at Fountain, are marketing geniuses

Ever notice Fountain always does two to three page ads next to each other in the magazines?? You cant just blow past one page and not see the ads This is marketing at its best

Cig on the other hand just badges EVERYTHING
Again not a bad way to go, and the cheapest billboard you can buy.This is marketing genius at work. Marketing is making the best of the resources already out there and capitalizing on those resources you have

Harley has done it for years

I know alot of guys that go looking for more BLING with there boat names on it, or clothing, or whatever to represent there passioned ownership

If you want subdued you should buy a boat subdued they are cool as well and some traditional paint jobs are just clean and cool

But obviously there are alot of people who like all the badging. Cig sells alot of tricked out boats. Many are proud to be loud

Nortech does a nice job !!! Look at people like customryder on this site, he took a Nortec that was nicely appointed and put more logos on it and it looks GREAT

Hey, if we all liked the same thing, we would all own the same boat, and all be married and divorced from my ex wives

VIVA LA DIFFERANCE
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