Apropos, out of curiosity, how are you going to deliver this new beast under that low bridge which is already a challenge for the 78?
PS: needless to say, I also join the other forumites' congratulations to jfm and all of you for such a gorgeous job. Even if sometimes I threw in some different views/suggestions, it doesn't mean that I didn't appreciate the overall result. Quite the opposite, in fact.
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Seriously though, the overwhelming enthusiasm for what we do, from you and so many others on here has been a very welcome surprise. It is rare that we get to see or hear about the people who buy our boats, and to discover that there are many people out there who are as passionate about the boats we build as we are ourselves is extremely encouraging. I have to confess that I have been printing off alot of the compliments posted on this forum and putting them up on the notice boards within the factory, they are a fantastic morale booster!
I rekon we will have spent something like 3000 man days building your boat for you, and I would like to think you will have at least that many glorious days aboard it! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to impress and for being our new top PR man.
P.S. Have you made your mind up about a name yet, times running out.......
As for transporting the Sq85, I would guess that there would have to be a fair bit of final assembly/re-assembly done at our Ipswich facility. We have to remove some of the flybridge furniture from the Sq78 before it leaves Oundle for Ipswich to keep the height down, and I assume that the final transport height for the Sq85 would have to be identical as the Sq78 as there is so little room under the bridge.
I'll be at LIBS on 7th jfm, so I look forward to having a good look at your new toy
It's a great joy to read DanT's comments and to see a company being proud of making a great product.
Now, if we can just get this thread up to 1,000, I reckon IPC might be persuaded to print a collector's edition - as a coffee table book maybe - for the pleasure of jfm's guests onboard.
May 6, 2016
May 6, 2016