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Bulletin Board hot topic: Trouble with Mercury OptiMax outboards
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posted 10-29-2001 03:13 PM ET (US)
Well on the news -- the business news that is for the marine industry --- HOT TOPIC = oh! really!
posted 10-29-2001 03:20 PM ET (US)
Sorry gentlemen and ladies you have to register to be able to read these post at http://www.boating-industry.com/register.asp?path=board.asp general public isn't weclome not even a guest pass available --- Z
posted 10-29-2001 03:37 PM ET (US)
Ok I registered with my dealer contact reference, now this is a strange one -- who pressured who? When you get in to the BB the last post are 10/26 all post gpoing forward of Brunswick SeaRay plant closing have been removed -- my guess the Optimax post --- have to do a little checking on this subject -- Again Sorry -- Tom
posted 10-29-2001 10:08 PM ET (US)
OK, Bigz. You've got my curiosity up. Spill, please. -- LKS
posted 10-29-2001 10:10 PM ET (US)
Oops. Hit send instead of return. I've been following the Optimax thread under Post-Classics. Would you elaborate on the boating-industry.com news that we non-industry types can't get to? Thanks. -- lks
posted 10-29-2001 10:11 PM ET (US)
I got in no problem. You just need to create a login. there is nothing there. It was apparently removed by the editor.
posted 10-30-2001 08:28 AM ET (US)
LKS, Larry is correct they removed all the post at some point yesterday. They haven't removed the Headline Teaser as of this morning (which is the first thing I would have done) ---
You can easily register, however when they audit and they do like most trade rags, you may find yourself out in the cold again. Might be unlikely to ne booted if you don't subscribe to the email or mag. when asked and just use the BB for information.
I did email the editior, seriously doubt I'll receive a reply.
posted 10-30-2001 08:53 AM ET (US)
I posted onto that bbs a question about where the thread went. Should be humorous.
posted 10-30-2001 11:49 AM ET (US)
Can you Paraphrase for us the content of the missing thread?
posted 11-02-2001 01:56 PM ET (US)
Gene, no I can't since it was removed before I got into the BB. I usually read this site right after they do their daily news update around 12pm to 1pm EST daily -- it was removed rather quickly.
DC Peters read your post and there are a few responses -- no editor though has responded to you. However, another with threads on the subject was posted and the editor replied that they were against "community rules" so were removed ---
I received an email back from the editior from the one I sent with links to 4 specific topics relating to this Optimax situation from this forum. His comment "very interesting".
The Ficht's received lots of attention I might add on this "trade" BB -- wonder why Mercury hasn't --- humm -- think we know the answer silly me for even broaching the subject ----
posted 11-02-2001 09:25 PM ET (US)
In the case of OMC and the Ficht outboard, perhaps the marine industry learned just what happens when there is a lot of bad press about something.
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