The other day, I got on one of my google search kicks. Just clicking around to find more cool stuff. I hit on some classic Sailboats, and OH GOD! Not, oh god, how cool, but man, that is some complex headache stuff. NOW, hold on, before you wind moochers slam me. I like sailing. But it hit me, we are all deep into classic speed boats here, and have all drank the Koolaide, and to be honest kinda chuckle when people say how complex and hard work our Woody boats are.
I looked at myself and was thinking the same about Sailboats, and thought. Hey, there is some classic sail boat guy right now looking at our speed boats and saying… Oh, dear lord, that’s alot of work. Its a reminder of what people really are thinking when they see you and your boat.
They love it for sure, but no way, not with a 10 ft ..mahogany pole! So what is it that we need to do to calm the nerves. To be more inviting? Maybe stop bragging about all the work you did to restore the boat? Maybe offer turn key boats with a warranty, like Katzs Marina. They are slammed busy this year. So is Halls, as well as Sierra, Freedom, all good strong businesses, that offer the same thing. Peace of mind. It’s a little lonely out there when you are on ebay or Craigslist and there is no infrastructure there to make it all easy..er.