Before anyone asks, I made 40 assemblies. They're $65.00 each. Dealer inquiries are invited.
I guess you don't give up
Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:47 PM
I'm looking for some running gear for a Classic Thunderboat I'm building, and I don't like the stuff that's currently available.
I could make it myself, but I got back in to the areoapace industry a few weeks ago, and now I just don't have time.
Besides, I have been forbidden from advertising my stuff on this site.
Nope, I never give up. I'm not a quitter, Never have been, never will be. This time, i showed a product before I said anything about what I can do. I know I stired up a lot of crap before when I said what I can make and then never produced or showed anything. For that I apologize. I won't be doing that again.
Ron Jefferson sent me some running gear to duplicate and I didn't do it and it took me a long time to send it back to him. For that I sincerely apologize. He finally had Steve Wood make him some new running gear to replace what he sent me. I offered to reimburse him for what he spent to have Steve make his new stuff, but he never let me know how much he paid for it. My offer still stands
I asked for anyone who makes running gear for my Thunder boat and I received a lot of suggestions. Thank you for that. I just don't care for 2 or 3 piece standoffs or the waterline being exposed like most folks make it, and I think a wire tie on the standoff to prevent that waterline from flopping around looks tacky. Imagine how it would look if you had a $300,000.00 Ferrari and the air filter was outside the engine box because someone didn't have enough imagination to put it under the hood. I know that's an exaggeration, but I think you get what I am saying
I know I asked for Thunder Boat running gear and what I made is for monos. That's because I run mostly monos. I race them, but you never hear about me in the winners circle because I suck as a driver. I think in the 13 years I have been racing, I have ONE first place finish and that was by attrition. My boat was the last one running. I even slowed down because I'm chicken. I didn't want to get a DNF. I mean, hell, I was about to get 400 points, why should I settle for 25.
Right now, I am working on a batch of outdrives for gas boats and yes they are going to be expensive, but I have sold some to racers who are on their 5th season and haven't replaced the lead teflon bushings yet.
There will be more stuff coming. I won't show any of it till it's finished and ready for sale, and i won't talk about it until I'm ready to put up some pictures.
OK, lets all go burn up some water.
Edited by Steve Seebold, 09 March 2014 - 10:24 AM.