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Old 06-03-2003, 02:16 PM
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self-rigger would be doing it to save money and have no motivation to make it as "perfect" as possible.

I think while there are those that would follow that concept, which brings to question the products overall quality. Some people have different ideas as to how they like their boat rigged.
thier are several pros and cons to this thread, but overall i like the idea.
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:22 PM
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At what level are you going to offer the kit. Some people may be looking to save money and like to have the project that they can set up to there standards. I am sure you can save a lot by shopping for the engine package on your own as well as interior and hardware. Anyone that would take this type of project on I am sure knows what would go into it as hours and money. I know two people off the top of my head that woud be interested and they have talked about this very subject.
I have a question tough? If someone takes a kit can they race it in F1?
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:22 PM
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I'd call it a "SuperKit!"
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I like the idea. Do like the kit cars do it-
-hull
-cockpit- seats, side panels
-wiring harness
-cabin

Take care of the major large items and let the buyer source the engine, drive, guages, steering etc.
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:57 PM
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Cougar25 the answer is yes, if rigged to the specs set by APBA, X dimension, and approved cre power.
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I think its a great idea and the idea of a seperate name altogether is the only way to go to avoid confusion in the market place. Sell it as whatever name you want like Ubuildit boats with a tag line like Hull Construction by Superboat
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I bought a new Checkmate a couple of years ago. I guarantee that I would have done a far better job rigging it than the factory did. Hell, it seems that I`ve had to re-rig half the damn thing anyway! I think it would have been better for me to have bought one unrigged. That way I know that it would have been done right and I would`nt be pissed of every time I worked on it.
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Lets hear some price breakdowns. Have you thought any packages and $'s.
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Old 06-03-2003, 04:18 PM
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Along the lines of what COBRA MARTY was saying... make it similar to a kit car where all the parts(many of them) are included in the "kit" I.E. wireing harnesses, interior(have choices), blank white hull(color options?), hardware as in cleats, grab handles, cabin basics like the interior and cabinets. Leave options open for the customer to get like gauges, motors, drives, steering, trim, electronics (am/fm, depth finder, GPS, etc). Included detailed instructions on how to assemble the included pieces in the "kit". Have a help line for those who still need help... Offer rigging shops that are possibly trained in the assembly of the boats, in whole or part.
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Old 06-03-2003, 06:58 PM
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I like the idea John. A "Speedkit" by superboat.
My racing partner and I are toying with the idea of putting together a boat just for racing in the next couple of years, instead of beating the hell out of our existing pleasure boats.
I am capable of doing a high quality rigging job, if with a just little guidence along the way.
It would be nice to start with a fresh hull rather than re-build an older boat! Which is what I have always done!
BTW, you guys looked great out there this past Sunday.
Hope to see you again on the 21st/22nd.

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P.S. We would have to change our name to "Super Sonic Boom"???
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