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-V-
09-01-2011, 02:40 PM
Ok, laugh at me if you want but here goes.

Should MasterCraft start an Overhaulin' type show for MasterCraft's?

Chip Foose had one for cars, why can't John Dorton come up with some ideas or assign someone to throw it around the office make a couple of pilot episodes?

I see all of the same boats out there with small differences. I love seeing imagination at work. You see wild cars all the time, still functional but amazing.

Some of us can barely afford to do alot of stuff, and I like it when people get things that make them happy. Besides, it would be a great way for MasterCraft to throw ideas out to the public to see if we would like them or not.

Some MasterCraft owners have older boats that are in good condition but could stand the use of some good upgrades.

Any thoughts?

LYNRDSKYNRD
09-01-2011, 02:44 PM
Yep sign me up please!! My 87 needs a refurb!

03 35th Anniversary
09-01-2011, 02:48 PM
If anything like this were to be bought off on by any of the TV networks. It would have to be done on a wide variety/brands of boats. In order for it to be appealing to a wide variety of viewers. IMO

DemolitionMan
09-01-2011, 02:49 PM
Like this............

DemolitionMan
09-01-2011, 02:50 PM
If anything like this were to be bought off on by any of the TV networks. It would have to be done on a wide variety/brands of boats. In order for it to be appealing to a wide variety of viewers. IMO

You are right about that. The only thing close now is ship shape TV.

-V-
09-01-2011, 02:53 PM
it can start with inboards with a connection with the other companies but it would be nice to see what type of things can happen, they could hire Mari-Star man to help with the Mari-Stars since he knows them in and out now.

JimN
09-01-2011, 03:27 PM
I would say that a boat version could be interesting but to only be MC boats would be too much of a niche market, IMO.

tommcat
09-01-2011, 03:31 PM
It would be cool but other than a small group of people nobody would watch it so it wouldnt last long. but then again, the stupid shows they have on tv right now shows people will watch anything they're told to so who knows?

-V-
09-01-2011, 03:31 PM
What about making it more of an inboards type show, how-to's about ballast, different types of wakes, new products, different towers, exploration of new things to come.......any takers?

bturner2
09-01-2011, 06:07 PM
Ship Shape used to be good about 5 years ago until he started pandering to the sponsors. Now it's mostly an infomercial.

What's needed is a show that gets back to the roots of boat maintenance, repair and upgrades.

Granite_33
09-01-2011, 06:20 PM
I used to love watching Ship Shape. Great show, but I have not seen it in a long time.

It would be cool to see something like this, but it would have to be for the boating industry in general. Quite honestly, I'm not interested in watching anyone restore or do work to only a single build of boat. MC yes, but others no.

mikeg205
09-01-2011, 09:56 PM
Can't wait till my kids graduate college...I'm up for a restoration...just for the sheer joy and furstration of it....

bbymgr
09-01-2011, 09:58 PM
Maybe we could find out the correct way to oil Teak, and change an impeller.:rolleyes:

-V-
09-02-2011, 08:48 AM
different ways to get the job done, how to's about maintenance, feedback on new products on the market, new equipment coming out, how to's on different things (sports IE wakeboarding, barefooting, skiing), new gear, all of these things can be in the show.

Gearheads have powerblock, what do we have?

93Prostar190
09-02-2011, 08:57 AM
It could get a start as a segment in the Rewind series that they have every year and release it via the web (You Tube, Etc.) ..... picture Zane's Tech Minute ...

"Hi, I am Zane Schwenk, and today I am going to talk to you about packing ..... "

93Prostar190
09-02-2011, 09:00 AM
"Hi everyone .... ever wonder why the rudder is offset on your boat?"

"In today's segment, we can talk about the impeller and how to remove it, and how often you should do it."

"Hi fellow MC'ers .... I want to show you how to care for your tower."

Ok ... I'll stop now ... but I like the idea of some quick productions as a part of Rewind type shows.

-V-
09-02-2011, 09:09 AM
I agree, quick productions on how-to's would be nice, it shows that the people at MC care aboutyou and your purchase, weather its a new or used boat because they are showing you how to properly maintenance it. They don't have to worry about mechanics not getting work because you still have people that make enough money that they don't bother with maintenance, they just take it in and get it done. But some of us like working on our toys, and take pride in it, that is the market that this type of show would really be geared towards. It would keep you current market and draw new market because now people see that MC cares more than other companies.

thatsmrmastercraft
09-02-2011, 10:30 AM
If it were strictly inboards it would be great, but I can see something like this gravitating to I/O's, then all you would have would be a show about putting a tower on a Tahoe.

2RLAKE
09-02-2011, 10:58 AM
how about if this was combined with the swimsuit thread ... now we are talking!

thatsmrmastercraft
09-02-2011, 11:03 AM
how about if this was combined with the swimsuit thread ... now we are talking!

You sir, are a genuine thinker:toast:

-V-
09-02-2011, 11:21 AM
we could have showcase bathing suit madels to introduce different things. we could also have contests and different things that pertain to what we do.

americanskierJim
09-05-2011, 12:44 AM
I would love to be part of a boat build if there was ever one to happen. Could we start with the "77" I just picked up???? I like the Model idea as well..

-V-
09-06-2011, 10:01 AM
so the question is, who do we address this to?

JimN
09-06-2011, 10:51 AM
so the question is, who do we address this to?

Don't expect a manufacturer to pay for this when the economy is as bad as it is. The only people who could make this happen is a TV channel that thinks there's a big enough audience for it and can gather enough sponsors through advertising revenue.

thatsmrmastercraft
09-06-2011, 11:38 AM
Marketing this idea to ski boat dealers would be a start for the necessary backing. Other sources would be West Marine and other supply houses. SKIDIM comes to mind, but I bet they don't have a large advertising budget.

-V-
09-08-2011, 01:21 PM
.........bump...........

#47of100TeamMC
09-08-2011, 03:38 PM
I guess I'm alone on this one...

I don't think there is enough interest in something like this. Not to mention the funds...

Sodar
09-08-2011, 03:47 PM
I guess I'm alone on this one...

I don't think there is enough interest in something like this. Not to mention the funds...

You are not the only one! I have stayed away from the topic for a reason. Definitely not the most brilliant idea that has been posed here! :rolleyes:

GT500 MC
09-08-2011, 03:53 PM
I guess I'm alone on this one...

I don't think there is enough interest in something like this. Not to mention the funds...

I would agree w/you--however, just saw the show "Tanked" a couple of days ago, and I guess if you get the right characters, it seems any topic can be made into a TV series nowadays. And don't get me wrong, I had fish tanks for 20 years, but a TV show?? You never know....

oxberger
09-08-2011, 04:39 PM
I think this is a viable thing. Keep it niche' to just inboards and have a YouTube channel dedicated to it. For advertising we contact Jim@BAWS, the guys from SKIDIM, the guys from ACME and OJ, and some of the interior shops everyone on here uses. With the economy the way it is, exchange advertising for parts regarding whatever the topic of the week or month is. Those that want their boat to be involved regarding a particular issue, submit photos to the site here and we vote whose boat would be the best (worst) to use for filming. Production would be the difficult thing (travel, getting sponsors involved, crew size, etc.) I have a friend that owns a small production company and I could talk to him about it. He would probably love to use something like this to build his company and work on his production chops.

oxberger
09-08-2011, 04:42 PM
Forgot to mention, the friend of mine that owns the production company used to manage a strip club, so I'm sure the swimsuit issue could be worked in. (No he doesn't produce porn... at least not yet.)

-V-
09-08-2011, 04:50 PM
ok, if someone gives me a name and phone number, i'll call

SkiMor
04-30-2013, 01:16 PM
Show idea sounds good!

thatsmrmastercraft
04-30-2013, 01:30 PM
Another dormant thread pops up out of it's grave.:rolleyes:

madcityskier
04-30-2013, 03:33 PM
DemotionMan and Dan J. can run it. I'll offer mine up for the first episode.

-V-
05-03-2013, 11:18 PM
They do it in Florida, we can do it in Texas!!!

88 PS190
05-08-2013, 01:09 AM
I feel as if it would be neat to do less of an "overhaul" and more of a R&D with college/marien engineering programs.

Figure a from scratch ski boat is a large undertaking, but perhaps a competition where a boat is improved in some manner, with the financial backing be based on the R&D value - picture taking a 80's/90's hull - and either addressing powertrain, hull running surface, propeller/steering.

This is where you could rotate through year by year and have a competition to fix one single aspect of the vehicle.

Obviously you have to also hope to incorporate features that would sell to other boat markets, particularly wakeboarding, surf, recreation etc.

mikeg205
05-08-2013, 08:52 AM
Only way to get this off the ground is make an episode.. put it up on you tube - promote on social media see how many hits we get. Should of did a video journal of Dan J.s resto/rebuild and then get some sponsorship to edit the video...