Originally Posted by colemj
First boats of new models often have many problems. Yes, it is the manufacturer's fault - most of the problems I have seen are due to cutting corners in engineering, design and outfitting, and the others are due to trying to build cost effective condominiums for charter
company business plans more than seaworthy
I agree that this is certainly true, but it makes one wonder how a company that has built 2000+ catamarans can turn out crap on a new model. Reading how the Orana
replacement, the Helia, has crap dinghy davits
and the aft mooring cleats
are inferior makes one think the manufacturer hires a completely new crew for each new model, design, engineering and manufacturing! Why doesn't the wisdom gained on one model move to the next????? Amazing!!!