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Old 01-20-2008, 06:18 PM
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will the headliner stay glued up?
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...cult...
Let's just clear this up.

Yes, we are enthusiastic owners.
Yes, the boats rock.
Yes, we tout the boats a lot.
But it's not a cult-ownership pool; albeit everyone enjoys the fun that everyone associates around it.

Bottom line is those of us that hang out on the board(s), and out on the water are close friends. We have a LOT of fun, and in-between, we do a bit of boating.


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will the headliner stay glued up?
I have never seen one that has had issues. 'Attitude Adjustment' aka Bob & Shari have close to 900 hours on their 37, and still have original rotating assemblies in there. The boat STILL looks fantastic and runs awesome.

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Old 01-20-2008, 08:06 PM
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New website....ck it out

http://rangeldesignsproofs.com/activ...der/home.html#
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[QUOTE=R Addiction;2414221]New website....ck it out

http://rangeldesignsproofs.com/activ...der/home.html#

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Old 01-20-2008, 10:09 PM
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B O R I N G. The AT guys have cutting edge boat design, and thay they are going to use basic website, probably a template design, sorry, but it doesn't seem to rep the boats like the cheerleaders promote. If they build a spectacular boat that costs $300k, they should have a spectacular website - at least.
Just a sneak peak. It's not complete.

Final site should be on par with all new technologies.

Stay tuned.
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:41 PM
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How about posting more pics of the new 43! That is gonna be a beast!
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Cool. Whats the latest on the bigger 43? The site is about 5 years outdated by looking at the introduction, and has been saying the 43 is coming Spring 2007, but never see or hear anything. I hope they decide to make it look like a AT and not a Sonic (like the website drawing). Any updates would be cool!
The 43 WILL BE on the water in 2008. It got backburnered for a while due to the new 33, and the 37 basically taking off for the past few seasons. Plugs are still being made, and the deck & hull should be ready to roll soon. We have a timeline/schedule, but one can't rush perfection.

Great websites don't sell boats, they sell hype. Great products/boats sells boats. The website is being revamped, and what you saw was only a taste. Did you buy your Chevy because their website was better than Ford's? If you really want to see what's going on, just come on down to the factory and go for a ride. The doors are always open, and there is always a boat ready to head to the water. If you can't do that, just shoot Pat a PM (once you become a paying member) and ask him what's up. He'll give you the skinny.

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Not sure if this applies but; I had a 24' OB cat built by the original owners and had it redone by the factory in Spring Grove at the time just when Pat was stepping in. When finished it was a work of art. Still my favorite boat.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:50 AM
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Mccaf, You seem to be the expert, what exactly do you do and what boat do you own? Just a friendly question.
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Wishful thinking - Packaging is everything, whether it is a brochure or website, the first impression is everything, obviously it is more important than you think. Just a little FYI.
You're serious right
Maybe that works with the retards buying fart can mufflers for their Honda but I suspect the educated people here can understand the difference between using vinylester vs. GP resins over a flashy website full of a bunch of marketing hooey and BS. The best marketing any manufacturer can have is the positive feedback on the product from its customers, AT certainly has that. This isn't an excuse for poor marketing efforts but after a certain extent it's just a manufacturer buying into the BS that the marketers throw at them, they're real good at it too.
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