Nov 22, 2005, 9:36 PM
Post #17 of 44
Coming from a family that already has 2 on order, older brother and father, I think the boat is going to sell alot in the beginning, and once the market is set and people find out what is "wrong" with the boats when the are just out of the factory, will decide weather they make it or not. Both my dad and brother wanted bigger, faster, more high tech boats like a One Design 35 or a Muumm 30, but the ability to buy a new boat for less money that appears to be almost as fast and alot cheeper to campagin pushed them over the edge. Also on weither or not the boat will catch or not, I sailed one of the first J105's and hated it, the skipper half way through the season told his broker to come get the boat and he never wanted to see it again, and look where that class is, Im not saying that they know what they are going, which most of them dont, but the class took off. Another example of boats taking off are the Benaslow 36.7 and J-24. I cannot stand being on a boat and feeling slow and like crap, yet the Beneslow class just keeps growing and I think that we all agree that the J-24 class is one of the preimer classes in the world. So who knows what will happen with the FT-10, if it takes off, awsome, I have 2 boats that I can borrow and race, and if not Ill borrow my old mans and take it for a sail with 10 friends when its blowing 30. We just dont know what will happen, but we can say that Rob Perry seems to have followed the blue print for creating a successful product.
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