Originally Posted by RecreTec
We would love to build your frame. With 41 yrs in business and a solid proven track record in top quality workmanship , reasonable prices and on time (3-6wks) delivery in season, we have one of the most loyal and positive followings in the industry. Dave at Madcaryr is a great guy and fantastic fabricator/frame builder too however if im not mistaken he just does it as side work which does take a fair amount of time Longer. Whomever you chose please chose carefully. I have many new customers this year that im going the extra mile to help out because they have either never gotten a frame they ordered and paid for last year or their frame built by another company has failed and the company refuses to repair or replace or refund. We too are an AIRE dealer and offer package discount pricing. Timmy RecreTec Mfg.
This is an interesting post, you had posted on my other post about my Super Puma and frame I just ordered and said Sawyer has Growing pains that's why the delay on finding oars basically no big deal.
My boating partner called you 4 weeks ago, you may remember looking for a frame for a Sotar SL 15, you spent the better part of the conversation trash talking Canyon and telling him about a cat frame they made for someone that broke the first day out. How you wouldn't get a boat from them and stay far away, they are pathological liars ,people have to wait forever and you are getting all their customers.
I have owned a Recretec product it was a great frame and boxes, it was purchased from Ron and Eddy in Springfield. The 41 years in business really has nothing to do with you as all those guys aren't there anymore. How long have you owned the company? that's what you are responsible for. Are you only going the extra mile now because it use to be somebody elses customer? That's what the statement sounded like.
After he talked with you for over 30 minutes he barely got any info on your product ,just canyon slams. He ordered his frame from Canyon, it was received in a 4 week time frame. Interestingly enough he obviously had concerns about the "broken " frame you spoke of and while we were there we got the whole story and also looked and sat in the supoposed "Broken" frame. The frame in no way had any issues especially not broken and the owner was refunded on his custom order just because he changed his mind after using it for months, it is now for sale as a demo in their shop if you would like to go see it.
My point is, it is ok Sawyer isn't delivering oars that were ordered, it is ok to wait on a Madcatr for over a year, if you "Recretec" are behind its just growing pains. But if you wait on a Canyon frame for a year they are dirty bastards. I am guessing that's were this post is going you just made, spreading more BS on the internet this time. For your info I ordered my new Aire super P and frame from Canyon as well.
Lying to people to get more business is not a good way to go, I don't see why manufacturers are always at each other, you would think it is much more productive to work together. If you doubt any part of this he would be happy to call you back today verify with receipts and through Sotar of when his SL boat was purchased and it now has an awesome frame sitting on it, Sotar was cool and Canyon was great with doing a frame on the Sotar boat. At least some can get along, its all about getting on the water for us not getting in the middle of vendor scraps.