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by jhnmdahl
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Cleaning sea grass carpet.
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Cleaning sea grass carpet.

It's pretty stain-resistant, and it's easy to un-snap a piece and hose it down to clean it. I don't see it being a problem.
by jhnmdahl
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Boat Show Season
Replies: 42
Views: 445

Re: Boat Show Season

Johnson overlooked that JCP shoppers were already largely bargain hunters and wouldn't change behavior. But Johnson made no effort to understand or cater to the typical JCP customer - he simply decided that what worked for Apple (a high-tech innovator that didn't need to discount and can't find plac...
by jhnmdahl
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Boat Show Season
Replies: 42
Views: 445

Re: Boat Show Season

I read an article on new boats recently that made some interesting points. First, only about 200,000 boats 15' and over are sold each year, mostly condensed in the first half of summer. Most dealers don't do the volume that car dealers do, and have to run a business that can be just as complex and e...
by jhnmdahl
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Outboard resurgence.
Replies: 55
Views: 533

Re: Outboard resurgence.

Pretty crazy for a Cigarette boat. For when you need a fish, but need it fast...
by jhnmdahl
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Forum Support
Topic: February 1 outage
Replies: 0
Views: 50

February 1 outage

We were offline for about a day on February 1st, as our hosting service (Bluehost) moved the board from one server to another without prior notification and didn't transfer credentials for the database that hosts all of our content properly. Sorry for yet another outage at the hands of our hosts, bu...
by jhnmdahl
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Outboard resurgence.
Replies: 55
Views: 533

Re: Outboard resurgence.

Center consoles really scream "fishing boat" to me, but I know people use them for other purposes. Cobalt boats, whether 19' or 40', seem to be more for family entertainment. Then again, many traditional ocean boat manufacturers are adding split consoles to their lineups, and Yamaha has added a "fam...
by jhnmdahl
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: WSS Watersport Series
Topic: WSS graphics
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: WSS graphics

I don't mind the decal - graphics on an intricate scale like that can be difficult to gel coat. I do like that the side stripe, hull color, etc. are gel coat and very durable over time, but I could even see not liking the graphics as well in 10 years and pulling them off in a refurb.
by jhnmdahl
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Outboard resurgence.
Replies: 55
Views: 533

Re: Outboard resurgence.

I climbed into a 25SC at our Minneapolis boat show as well (thanks to Erickson Marine and Cobalt!) and would definitely consider it if I were in saltwater. The rear swim platform is sort of split in two - not a lot of "hanging out" area, but enough to climb up on either side.
by jhnmdahl
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Boat Show Season
Replies: 42
Views: 445

Re: Boat Show Season

BigBlock, I think like any industry you find all types. If you don't like the first one you come across, it's rarely too hard to ask/look around and find someone better. I'd like to think I've become better at being the guy people are driven to than the guy who drives customers to other service prov...
by jhnmdahl
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Trailer
Replies: 21
Views: 219

Re: Trailer

Found a local one for you, Bigblock:

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/b ... 18076.html

They say it was last set up to haul a Cobalt boat.