1999 MasterCraft owners - sound off

1999 MasterCraft owners - sound off

Post by gmcn.. » Sat, 03 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Just want to see if there are any new MasterCraft owners out there - how
do you like your boat so far??  Specific likes/dislikes??  Mixed reviews
on mine...

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1999 MasterCraft owners - sound off

Post by Jim Thompso » Sat, 03 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Just want to see if there are any new MasterCraft owners out there -
how
> do you like your boat so far??  Specific likes/dislikes??  Mixed
reviews
> on mine...

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You just had to ask.  Don't get me started....
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it to a lazy man,

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Post by M. Rothwel » Sat, 03 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Quote:


> > Just want to see if there are any new MasterCraft owners out there -
> how
> > do you like your boat so far??  Specific likes/dislikes??  Mixed
> reviews
> > on mine...

> > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> > Share what you know. Learn what you don't.

> You just had to ask.  Don't get me started....
> --


Two comments:

1st:  Jim, I thought you had a Malibu.
2nd:  gmcnabb, What kind of mixed reviews?  What do you like/dislike.

Michael.

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Post by ULTRASTR » Sat, 03 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Just want to see if there are any new MasterCraft owners out there - how
>do you like your boat so far??  Specific likes/dislikes??  Mixed reviews
>on mine...

I've never had a Master Craft, don't like the slalam wake, but something must
be going on there with so many of their people leaving and going to Supra. I
toured Supra's (United Marine) factory and the GM, production manager, product
development manager and about 12 others came over from MC. They just said they
left MC because the company was getting away from what made it great. Don't
know exactly what that meant.
Bill
 
 
 

1999 MasterCraft owners - sound off

Post by SkiinDe » Sun, 04 Jul 1999 04:00:00

I love my new ps205, its perfect for me and my family.  Lots of room, nice
looking boat, and very dependable.  Slalom wakes are fine for my gang, we're
not into deep shortline.  Footing is pretty good.  And , most importantly, MC
had listened to myself and several others, and recognized some issues that
needed to be addressed, and fixed them.  I waited and it was worth the wait. I
checked out the Sport Nautique and the Malibu LX also.  Both great boats, the
Nautique was solid and its slalom wake was sweet, the Malibu looked sharp and
skied great, really nice for footing.  I liked the bow in the MC much better,
for my kids, it was deeper and roomier.  For me(and thats the key here), the MC
was the boat of choice. I have a great dealer for my MC, and nothing from CC or
Malibu(in my area).  As most of you know the early  99 205 needed lots of work
on its interior, and the latter 99's reflected every change I had waited for.
It was well worth the wait. I'm heading out early tomorrow, gotta run. Dean

P.S. Thanks Les and John

 
 
 

1999 MasterCraft owners - sound off

Post by Kevin R Baug » Tue, 06 Jul 1999 04:00:00

They paid the price for the WetJet debacle

--
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http://www.ezl.com/~krbaugh
http://www.ezl.com/~krbaugh/carla

Quote:
> I think if you check in to the story about the GM people you'll find out
that
> they were fired.

 
 
 

1999 MasterCraft owners - sound off

Post by SKIER » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00

I think if you check in to the story about the GM people you'll find out that
they were fired.
 
 
 

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Post by ULTRASTR » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>I think if you check in to the story about the GM people you'll find out that
>they were fired.

No, they were not fired. Do you think a company like Mastercraft would fire 19
people knowing they would go to work for the competition. I have spoken to
others that stayed at MC and they verified the story. These people simply felt
that MC was getting away from what got them to were they are. In their opinions
that was building serious comp. ski boats.
 
 
 

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Post by Kevin R Baug » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00

A blanket statement that they where all fired is not correct. Some
definitely where fired over the WetJet problems some left for their own
reasons.

When a company has the kind of problems that occurred with the WetJet
situation people get fired.

--
Kevin R Baugh

http://www.ezl.com/~krbaugh
http://www.ezl.com/~krbaugh/carla


Quote:

> >I think if you check in to the story about the GM people you'll find out
that
> >they were fired.

> No, they were not fired. Do you think a company like Mastercraft would
fire 19
> people knowing they would go to work for the competition. I have spoken to
> others that stayed at MC and they verified the story. These people simply
felt
> that MC was getting away from what got them to were they are. In their
opinions
> that was building serious comp. ski boats.

 
 
 

1999 MasterCraft owners - sound off

Post by Lee Bo » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00

The shake up at WetJet was this year (see quote from PWC Buyers guide
below), but people have been moving from MasterCraft to Supra for several
years. That probably says more about Supra than it does about MasterCraft.
In the mid-90's Supra recognized (1) that they either had to move into the
top tier or risk getting lost in an industry shake up and (2) they needed a
lot of help. So naturally they looked right down the street for some talent.

Their first effort (98 Comp/Comp Legacy) is only out a couple of years, but
I'm happy with my boat and with the customer service at Supra, so it looks
to me the strategy worked. Time will tell. I'm in my second season and have
about 120 hours on the boat.

I don't think we need to worry about MasterCraft either. I'm seeing more
Supra/Moomba's, CC's and Tige's this year than in previous years, but there
still are a lot of satisfied new MasterCraft owners on my lake. MasterCraft
still says they are the sales leader on their web site and my personal
observations here would still support that.

I think this competition for talent and for customers is great. More good
boats to choose from and more jobs for East Tennessee (my old home) if both
MasterCraft and Supra succeed.

From the PWI Buyer's Guide

WetJet has undergone quite a few changes in the past year. The company has
endured a damaging in-house shake-up that it would probably prefer not to
talk about, and come out with its most impressive lineup of craft ever,
which it is no doubt eager to tout. Fortunately for WetJet, this is a
shootout, and shootouts are about product.



Quote:
> A blanket statement that they where all fired is not correct. Some
> definitely where fired over the WetJet problems some left for their own
> reasons.

> When a company has the kind of problems that occurred with the WetJet
> situation people get fired.

> --
> Kevin R Baugh

> http://www.ezl.com/~krbaugh
> http://www.ezl.com/~krbaugh/carla



> > >I think if you check in to the story about the GM people you'll find
out
> that
> > >they were fired.

> > No, they were not fired. Do you think a company like Mastercraft would
> fire 19
> > people knowing they would go to work for the competition. I have spoken
to
> > others that stayed at MC and they verified the story. These people
simply
> felt
> > that MC was getting away from what got them to were they are. In their
> opinions
> > that was building serious comp. ski boats.

 
 
 

1999 MasterCraft owners - sound off

Post by Mark Kovalcso » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> The shake up at WetJet was this year (see quote from PWC Buyers guide
> below)

Does MC still own WetJet ?

--

Mark Kovalcson
http://www.perfectpull.com
Waterski Training Equipment

 
 
 

1999 MasterCraft owners - sound off

Post by Kevin R Baug » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Please the WetJet shake up is several years old. WetJets are no longer built
96 or 97 was the last year.

--
Kevin R Baugh

http://www.ezl.com/~krbaugh
http://www.ezl.com/~krbaugh/carla

Quote:

> > The shake up at WetJet was this year (see quote from PWC Buyers guide
> > below)

> Does MC still own WetJet ?

> --

> Mark Kovalcson
> http://www.perfectpull.com
> Waterski Training Equipment

 
 
 

1999 MasterCraft owners - sound off

Post by Lee Bo » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00

I don't know what happened to them. They reoganized, but I assumed they just
died. I don't remember seeing a 1998 or 1999 product year.

My syntax in the quote below mystifies even me-sorry I didn't catch it. The
"this year" I'm referring to is the year of the buyers guide article I'm
quoting, which was 1997.


Quote:

> > The shake up at WetJet was this year (see quote from PWC Buyers guide
> > below)

> Does MC still own WetJet ?

> --

> Mark Kovalcson
> http://www.perfectpull.com
> Waterski Training Equipment

 
 
 

1999 MasterCraft owners - sound off

Post by Mark Kovalcso » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00

I thought this was all old news, but the review that was mentioned was supposed
to be recent.

Thanks.

Quote:

> Please the WetJet shake up is several years old. WetJets are no longer built
> 96 or 97 was the last year.

> --
> Kevin R Baugh

> http://www.ezl.com/~krbaugh
> http://www.ezl.com/~krbaugh/carla



> > > The shake up at WetJet was this year (see quote from PWC Buyers guide
> > > below)

> > Does MC still own WetJet ?

> > --

> > Mark Kovalcson
> > http://www.perfectpull.com
> > Waterski Training Equipment

--
Mark Kovalcson
http://www.perfectpull.com
Waterski Training Equipment
 
 
 

1999 MasterCraft owners - sound off

Post by Lee Bo » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Yeah, my post is so poorly written it confuses even me. Thanks for pointing
it out so gracefully. What I would have said if I had already had my morning
hit of caffeine is:

The WetJet thing happened about 1997, the year the review I referenced was
written. People were moving from MasterCraft to Supra before that, have
moved since then, and more will probably move in the future. It's a small
world down there.

Doesn't seem to hurt either company, does it?



Quote:
> Please the WetJet shake up is several years old. WetJets are no longer
built
> 96 or 97 was the last year.

> --
> Kevin R Baugh

> http://www.ezl.com/~krbaugh
> http://www.ezl.com/~krbaugh/carla



> > > The shake up at WetJet was this year (see quote from PWC Buyers guide
> > > below)

> > Does MC still own WetJet ?

> > --

> > Mark Kovalcson
> > http://www.perfectpull.com
> > Waterski Training Equipment