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LarrySherman posted 08-30-2001 11:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for LarrySherman   Send Email to LarrySherman  
I stopped by tonight on my way home. I was looking for parts for the fuel system on my 25. John basically told me that he's not putting much effort into the Classic Whalers anymore, because he losing his shirt doing it. Said that it amounted to people wasting his time discussing stuff over and over, but never spending on a mid to high margin item in his shop.

Its really very sad. He has a 22 Outrage Cuddy in good condition, and a wide variety of minor Cetaeca at his shop. I don't know what is his or his customers. Also a fairly good selection of parts, including:

a leaning post with rear seat and rocket launchers (Small outrage only or montauk)

Mills canvas (at leat 3 sun tops, for 17s and 18s)

Several hatch covers, both teak ang glass.

and a wide variety of parts in general.

We spoke about the new BW dealership here in Fairfield county, Surfside 3. I said that they were not very helpful to me, and did not seem to have a lot of knowledge about the older whalers. He said that they did have the knowledge, but because they know that is a low margin business, they pretend not to know as an easy way out of wasting time with me (us).

I'd like to help this guy out. I remember a post about him earlier in the year from a former customer of his. Stated that he was one of the good guys.

What should I do:

a) turn him on to the site?

b) get a list of his general inventory, and post it to the site with his phone number?

c) don't try and solve the worlds problems, I have enough of my own.

gvisko posted 08-30-2001 11:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for gvisko  Send Email to gvisko     
i would like to see a list of what he has
i live in westchester just a short hop on 95
i would give him some buisness gv
andygere posted 08-30-2001 11:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I'm drooling just thinking about that Outrage Cuddy 22....too bad I'm on the wrong coast.
DCPeters posted 08-31-2001 12:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for DCPeters  Send Email to DCPeters     
Does he have a website or email capability?

Maybe he needs a boost in marketing to a broader area. I think I've seen requests here for consoles for montauks and canvas tops. Here's a guy that has the goods.

Now you might not put 10K of stuff on a 2K boat, but...

blackdog posted 08-31-2001 08:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
Does he have access to a computer? He can pick up a used computer for under a $100 I am sure or someone here could swap an old computer for some Whaler stuff/ parts.
He could monitor this site and contact people by e-mail who request information.
How about E-bay? A web site is a great idea.

He could also contact the local community college and perhaps the science and technology school could help him out. Some students could design him a web page or he could get some free advise from the marketing school if they use his business as case study.

Just some thoughts………

JFM posted 08-31-2001 09:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Larry, Do A and B skip C. I'm in the market for a Mills mooring cover and a console cover for my new Montak. At least post his phone #. Thanks, Jay
acseatsri posted 08-31-2001 09:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri

I just called looking for a forward shelter for an 18' Outrage.

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