Originally Posted by shappattack
Jesus H C,
Bottom line, better boat 14' RMR + list price on Catchercraft Chinook frame, + $500 for oars, is $400 cheaper (including shipping and any markup than the RMR boys need to sell their boats and keep the lights on etc. etc.) than the Catchercraft maxxon raft/chinook combo. No tinkering required. Why don't the RMR boys and Catchercraft dude get together to put a combo out? Hell Catchercraft dude could be the RMR raft distributor in WA, instead of going over to the Maxxon importer in Kent. Hell RMR could just have the container from where ever they are made in Asia sent right to Seattle for Catcherman.
Problem with that theory is there are already people selling RMR boats for dealer cost so they would be in the same position as dealing with maxxon. If people can buy it for cost they wont pay catcher any markup. thats the problem with these china boat whores, all they want is the fat pocket, Maxxon and RMR I am talking about.
Not talking about catcher at least they actually make something and can take some pride in building it not just out to fill their pocket!
I saw someone on the river this weekend slinging 2012 RMR boats at the boat ramp , not marked rmr but he said they were the same exact boat which they looked to be, they were all in the boxes except what he had on his trailer for demo. He knows where they build them and just tagged on their order and is selling them for dealer cost.
RMR will be going down also as soon as everyone starts ordering from that factory. The chinese have no loyalty they will sell RMR's ass out in a second to whom ever has the dollar. Soon RMR will have the maxxon syndrome trying to get all these dealers and get rich but pretty soon you have no product value it just turns cutthroat.