I still think we should be able to pull off a glass version from these molds for right in the 3,000.00 range. I look at it this way, if you want a carbon lightweight hull you know what you are after and should expect to pay a good dollar for it. I won't be able to say for sure until we make a couple. We really need to sit down and look at cost and time spent. We aren't expecting to make a ton of money on each hull, but instead get a bunch of hulls out there.
Matt's got it, 100 hours at least materials for your inserts add up also every dollar counts when attempting to get the most cost effective part. Your first parts will take you a lot more time and every time you will get faster and better it is so muc fun though!! Congrats on getting the molds looking forward to seeing some skis out of ur shop! I'm not to far away may have to come down and test one out!
Just be careful and don't sell yourself short man. Everyone wants a good deal but there are many who believe a good deal has to mean that short cuts were taken and they'll discredit your hull regardless of what it can do. If you're upfront and brutally honest with your customers you may turn some away but those who do buy will come back and defend you.
Krash Industries have just done it. Look them up - Nic Barton
make it, braap it, refine it,braap it,tweak it,braap it,sell it !!
Well as of today the deal has been finalized down to the last dollar. Its now in the hands of the shipping company to get it loaded on a container ship. And for anyone wondering what it costs to import a 3 cubic meter crate from Thailand to the USA... It cost an arm, leg, and first born child...Seriously it was almost as much as the molds to get the crate here! And its a 4 week boat ride. We will have plenty of time to get the shop ready. Everyone cross your fingers that pirates dont hijack the ship and decide they want my molds!
congrates brian, i loved this hull from nicks threads, very interested to see what you make of it
have you thought about letting the buyer come and do the labor with you for their particular hull? might be a way to differentiate your self
Well just 11,060 nautical miles to go and they hit Philadelphia ! I think this is more exciting than when I got my stroker motor.
haha yup it was just a thought, along the lines of chevy does something where you can go to chevy and build your own crate motor, dyno it and box it up and send it home.
Wow this sounds awesome cant wait to see how everything turns out.