Originally Posted by Sailmonkey
I don't feel that 5000 for a 50'+ boat
is all that expensive considering the amount of prep work
the bottom needs and the labor to cut and fit the film to the unusual contours. I'm also a little unclear on how your perceived get rich quick pricing translates to bad management.
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I'm looking at a new build, so prep work
minimal. I have no idea what the 50'+ boat is which you have in mind. A new company/product, like a new build from a builder
is normally priced 10-20% high, to cover any possible contingencies (which they keep if all goes well). Nobody starts a business to lose money
. 5K may or may not be the "right price", but as no two ships are alike, it would have to be considered on a case by case basis.
Easy to clarify regarding a new company. Look at the stats on start up companies. A very significant % of them go under long before a 5 year warranty would matter. Usually, bad management is to blame.
I didn't say, nor infer, that THIS company had bad management or were doomed! Just a general caveat regarding new products and new companies. It is, as I said, a potential RISK which should be considered.
And thanks to rourkeh for finding the 3M product! I believe I also mentioned that there would be competition
I just didn't expect it to be on the market so quickly.
I started this thread precisely to get more info on these new developments and I'm thrilled to see that it's bearing fruit. I have no problem with bleeding edge technologies, nor being a first adopter when it makes sense to do so. But I also consider the risks.