Offer: true go anywhere Trawler to build "side by side"

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by apex1, Aug 4, 2009.

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  1. apex1

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    Thank you Mike.
    This one I guess will be my last newbuild, so let me have the stuff new please. If it will be build.
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  2. apex1

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    It became a bit quiet around here for some reason.

    Now I am still not sure if I will build the boat and there is no serious building partner left by so far, but if there will one come up, I will keep my promise of course.

  3. Ad Hoc
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    Have you thought of approaching 'other' shipyards directly...just to see what interest you get?
  4. apex1

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    No, I did´nt contact other yards. And I am not sure how to understand the question?
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    Why not contact several yards directly, with your outline proposal, and see what response you get? No harm in asking...yards are not exactly working to capacity right now, may be never know. Since not many forth coming via this thread...just a thought
  6. apex1

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    Well, John.........not working to capacity..........
    mainly for that reason I made this offer! I want to keep my "own" staff busy and qualified!
    And I´m sure you, and the other pro´s here did assume that from the very beginning.
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    A dealer specialized such vessels could be a far better than another yard.. Some of them have a quite good knowledge of possible buyers. Even with a reasonable comission added it would still be a bargain..
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    Good thought Teddy, but brokers look for a price as high as possible to get a fee as high as possible!
    But it maybe worth to talk to one or the other.
  9. M-Sasha

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    Do it Richard! Go on develop it and build it. You need a boat any way when you do retire.

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    I hate to hear talk of giving up on a project.... even if, at times, that may be the only practical answer.

    What you're proposing is about 80 times too much boat for my present needs.... needless to say, I'm not a potential build partner and don't personally know anyone who would be. There's not a huge market for this sort of thing, although the folks who are attracted to such boats probably make good customers. (Witness the Dashews' experience with the FPB 83- only after the prototype was built and had logged a few passages, was there enough of a client base to put a 64' version into series production. Now that the design is well known, there's a looong waiting list to get one.) I would like to see you end up happy at the end of all this, though....
  11. apex1

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    Thank you Sasha, thank you Matt!

    It is not about giving up, just at present I do not feel much need and sense in this task, and you know why.
    If there was a partner I would have the obligation in doing it, that would be easier.
    But I must say I was a bit too lazy for some weeks anyway, I should have done the interior drawings to go the next steps and to attract some people (and to get the NA busy again).
    So I must get up the old bones and do some sketches.
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    Good luck.
  13. apex1

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    Thank you, what I need more at present is some drive, motivation........:rolleyes:
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    the € (Euro if this sysmbol doesn't come out) is getting stroing again, if you are buying parts outside of the Euro zone, nice and cheap now :)

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    Thanks to all for a great thread. It is a delight to read- struck though with the aspiration we all share to create a capable vessel suited to our own ideals and needs while it informs how the process is accomplished among peers.

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