>As an occasional reader of Deja Newsgroup water ski area, I came across
>yesterdays comments regarding AWSA approved boats, "where is American Skier
>and Tige'?" As the President of American Skier I can offer the following
>comment regarding our company.
another participant, especially the company prez. I wish
more manufacturers would "de-lurk" (and yes, we know you are
out there listening...)
>1) TEST ~ The current test has been diluted into (2) categories, "Approved"
>and "Endorsed." The endorsed program could be passed by a PWC!
>regarding assembly, such as USCG, NMMA, or ABYC standards. Some of the AWSA
>approved boats DO NOT meet the minimal USCG standards and are in violation of
that UNSAFE boats are being sold and the sale is being
aided and abetted by the AWSA (where's my reference material
on liability...)? Why doesn't the CPSC step-in? Are these
guys really doing this thus facing a tremendous lawsuit? Is
it ignorance or deliberate fraud?
> Benefit ~ Allowed to promote as "AWSA Approved", listed in the
> Water Skier as "passed."
advertizing budget can it? If a Malibu sells a couple of
thousand units per year, that's like 5 bucks a boat. Since
you probably sell less (sorry!) it is more, but it has to
be small in comparison to other ad methods.
>areas where the sport needs help, and we see that need as bringing new skiers
>to the sport via entry level support.
doing? Donating boats to INT leagues? I'm just curious.