Chapped

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  1. Chapped

    F-22 Update

    Has Ian started a mushroom farm in the Philippines, or what? I hear that some F22 deposits have been awarded to survivors through probate. .
  2. Chapped

    F-22 Update

    Wow, RD.... you clearly have this all sorted out. Are you positioning yourself to become the Chief sycophant? When you have none of the required intellect to address the offerings and you resort to ad hominem chin flapping, is it any wonder that we all see your attained magnificence for the post you so obviously seek? Nothing like a bit of fluffery self-importance. Send me an address and I'll shoot you a pair of knee pads. A fella like you deserves the best when groveling. Keep posting those thrilling attempted snide remarks. They just hurt me so badly and I'm counting, heavily, on the ego boost that your adoration contributes. .
  3. Chapped

    F-22 Update

    All one has to do is turn down the sputtering noise from the sycophant idolatry squad and take a long hard look at the socio-political conditions about erupt like Pinatubo all over the island nation. Selecting this place, with its generalisimo Duterte sanctioning out and out, "do as you like", street killings without due process and the result that will spread like fire in the various communities is like signing one's business plan death warrant. Not only has it taken ten freaking years to get this boat to something like a doable set of production molds while other manufacturers have not only created, but fabricated their prod. tools and entered the front line business of producing terrific boats in numbers. Now, just as I called it last year, The Philippines, themselves, are about to come unglued and turn into a massive, out of control, society that has become an International pariah for big cash investments. China is peeking its ugly countenance over the horizon of the South China Sea and are about to pounce with their own version of the CIA about to further manipulate the island nation for their own greedy purposes. Farrier could very well see his spendy, long time in production building tools confiscated on a whim by any of a half dozen groups who are ready to position themselves as players in whatever emerges from the total mess that has become this country. Ian has basically fiddled himself right into the middle of a monumental cluster fuck. That not one of you truly smart guys has even bothered to understand the chaos that has become the Philippines, really brings a smile to my face. You just sit there drooling out the Farrier sycophant party line as if saying it another time will make all this insanity go away. It would be hilarious as hell if it weren't so freakin' sad. http://www.rappler.com/nation/146772-palace-investigating-oust-duterte-plot From a friend of mine who lives there: "Predictable. At the moment the Palace is running a show trial. Fake coup plots come next. I lived in Libya when Gaddafi came to power: I recognise the script. Thing is, those opposed to Duterte don't need to DO anything at all. They only have to wait. The economy is starting to collapse. The President has made promises that he cannot keep. And the people around him are not very bright. Time will do the rest. People just have to stay alive. Unlike Marcos, Duterte does not enjoy the support of a superpower. The USA know all about him, and whilst China will collect what it wants, China is not interested in keeping him in power - he's too unstable - a point already made by China, as any Old China Hand can see." Do some reading, guys and get a clue as to the much bigger picture that has become this sordid saga about the little boat that never got there. .
  4. Chapped

    F-22 Update

    Corsair just announced a new boat that is going into production. First production models in December. http://sail.corsairmarine.com/new-trimaran-design-from-corsair-marine Same market niche as the F-22 and unlike the F-22, it will get built and in production while you are still alive. You F-22 sycophants just keep on waiting for that perfect boat that just never seems to be delivered.
  5. Chapped

    F-22 Update

    Hilarious. The lightbulbs have gotten so dim now that they post without even mentioning the F22. No boats and no conversation. What a novel marketing concept. So, let's talk about a folding trimaran in this niche that is being produced and is selling well... The Dragonfly 25. https://www.facebook.com/dragonflytrimarans/photos/a.639716752826496.1073741829.639382202859951/751374294994074/?type=3
  6. Chapped

    F-22 Update

    ... and the longer that Ian takes, diddling some more with is "masterpiece" of iconography, the less relevant and more expensive it will become. What was once a pretty decent idea has become the cake that nobody could eat. I wonder how many depositors, who also thought it good idea way back when the concept was first floated, and they were eyeing a cool little boat for their retirement years... have now been priced thoroughly out of the market? Now, their age, the cost of the ever-spendy product and a global economic reality for a retired person, have forced them to abandon that used-to-be bit of prescient thinking and turned it into a dust bin of collected tools that have no future. I love that the sycophants have been trotted-out for the quarterly, practiced genuflecting to keep those complacent, who are still waiting for a breath of wind. But, it has been a year now since Ian got all up on his back legs in a huffy, indignant display and so, I wonder.... Where is this bitchin' stream of completed, in full production, F22's? Lots of baloney and the sound of Philippine crickets. Before the fitful flailing begins anew and all the nodding head goofballs try to have a crack at me.... It's not about me, boys and girls. It's about Ian and a broken, self-imposed methodology coupled with insufficient cash to get the job done in a timely fashion. I'm just sitting here, asking the real questions that, apparently, none of you big thinkers have the capacity, or the balls, to ask. The rest of the boating world sees it, clearly, but the big mouth sycophants see an Emperor and His New Clothes. If Ian waits long enough, he will get to experience a socially unstable Philippine society that collapses in on itself, releasing the criminals to swipe his precious carbon tools and do something with them that Ian can't seem to do on his own.... make a boat and get them sold and delivered to the buyers who have been waiting for what, now, Ian.... more than a decade? Constipation never sounded like so much fun. .
  7. I got a complete tour of the boat when it was here in Long Beach. Everything very well done. Have a collection of photos in a file if you want to see them.
  8. Chapped

    F-22 Update

    Never have belittled the design realities of the F22. In fact, just the opposite is true. I think it is an inspired small multihull. That aside, I am still wondering, as are many, many others in the boating world, as to why it is STILL taking so long to produce a boat that was purported to be ready for production a few years ago. Yet, we see other boats being addressed for build in the Farrier arena in lieu of the long-awaited F22 and they represent bigger cash profits per vessel. Once can only wonder as to why it is still taking so damn long to fulfill the obligations to the deposit-giving customers, while other boats are being assembled in front of their faces. That's gotta make a guy pretty pissed; especially when he has probably been waiting for many, many years for his boat. Do keep in mind that while Ian has been swearing that he knows what he's doing, (just ask him) both Corsair and Quorning have produced really fine, completed and in production boats in the same size genre with no excuses, no baloney and absolutely no delays. It makes a guy go, HMMMMMMMM? I asked many months ago, "Is Ian now broke? Has he spent his wad chasing rainbows with nothing to show for it save for more handy excuses and that ever-present litany of "good shit takes time" that seems to spill from his lips like so much honey from the hooka smoking caterpillar. Amusing and sad, is what I would call it. A well-known and respected designer such as Ian, who just can't turn the corner on a product that has been "in the works" for so many years that it has now grown its own, genetic variety of moss that is yet to be classified by scientists. And the sycophants keep rolling out the bland as beans excuse trail of their own, right on cue, complete with personal attacks on those who would dare to ask why it's still not done. Haven't you Kool-Aiders finally come to the conclusion that hundreds of others in the multihull community arrived at a long time ago....? The guy is most likely broke and he can't fund the needed work, or tooling, to get the thing into production, and that is why there are bigger, spendier boats in the pipeline; they generate that desperately needed cash in order to hopefully turn the corner and get maybe one boat out the door and into daylight. Gunboat got broke, a long list of other builders got broke and now, it appears (and I invite proof from any one who actually can verify the opposite) that Farrier is also broke and can't close the door. I take no special joy in the fact. In fact... I have the opposite as my personal reaction. it pretty much saddens me that the F22 is probably not going to be a workable product in the marketplace. So much effort and so much of the personal dreams of an innovator like Ian and due to a whole collection of decently obvious reasons, it's just not happening. Yes, that makes me sad. But, this is a real story in the boating press. A really huge story. The fact that Sailing Anarchy has not bothered to even get their toe wet on the topic is indicative of the reality in their editorial world. No, they want to look away from the carnage and pretend it isn't happening. They are all about the Emperor's New Clothes when it comes to Farrier and that is why they are not journalists. They are pimp artists who scoop off the crumbs of the work of others and call it a blast of inside dope. The rest of the Sailing press is just as much at fault on this and one only needs to ask... what sailing interests do they hold most dear? Is it the sailors, the people who have invested dear sums into a program of promises and sketches and fitfully few physical boats and are now waiting well into their later years of life for a boat that looks like it will never arrive in their port... Or, is the Sailing Press more about not casting stones at the sacred cows, hoping, like hell, that someone can pull a rabbit out of their backsides and produce a boat that is frightfully overdue? That they are mum says everything. That sailing is slowly croaking also speaks loudly in this idiomatic tantrum of deceit. Who knows, maybe Ian is dealing with poor material choices in the name of cost savings and it has caused the project to be unfit for release? It won't be the first time that such manufacturing choices have caused massive delays in output. There are thousands of small decisions that need to be made on a project like this and some of them are bound to be poorly considered. The simple laws of probability would tell one that much. So, I wonder if that is what is running the company down and out of sufficient cash flow to take the project home to a proper conclusion? Maybe the world economy has taken its toll on finances to the point where assumed profits and dividend resources have not shown themselves to be viable as a source of cash flow? That you fools are choosing to ignore the facts and continue to toss your asinine, ad hominem, grenades in the air as if they do real damage is the funniest of all. You guys have become a collective cartoon of ignorance and you are too busy trying to sound cool to actually notice that there is nothing to report on the F22 save for old, recycled crap. Month after month of old news crap. Who will be the first to hurl an off-target invective, a gibberish salad of personal smears, a poorly phrased attempt to save face for Farrier? Who will show themselves to be so mentally baked that they just can't stop themselves from flinging poo at a non-existent target? Who will finally prove that the fine art of being a brain toasted sycophant is not dead? Peter H. you serve nicely as Ian's trusty, albeit overly used, lance carrier. Here we are, just about the middle of March in the new year and.... Where are the boats that 9 months ago, last summer, you swore were just about to be unleashed on the planet at light speed? Where is the factory output from the industrial zone in the P.I.? Where are the dozens of happy, weepingly satisfied customers who swear they will always be Farrier sycophants? Has the F22 become the dreaded vaporware of the boating world? I look around and I see and hear invisible crickets. I'd love to hear and see differently, but the truth is right there for anyone who is willing to see it. If there are any anxious, waiting depositors for the F22 who would like to comment, please write me at my IM box and keep it off this list. I promise to hold your comments in discreet confidence while this story is playing out. Your opinions and interests are of serious concern to me and I am passionate about your fufillment. .
  9. Chapped

    F-22 Update

    ... and the hits; they just keep on coming. No boats, interminable waits and relentless excuses. When will the real story behind this massive confusion ever come to the surface? We are still getting obfuscation from the factory and the whole thing is simply remarkable in its lack of clarity. Ian... if you want to clear the air and I mean really, honestly clear the air for the folks out there in multihull land about what is actually holding things back, please feel free to write me and I will present your position as honestly and straight-forward as is possible. Right now, it is all about the misdirect and non-fulfillment. One has to wonder what is wrong. .
  10. Chapped

    14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    Reefer Dave... the man-child with adolescent spooge on his chin attempts to present himself as a player. How very quaint. So, you and dougie doing the two handed dutch rudder and you found time to type a weak entry with your shrunken personality. That's so nice. .
  11. Chapped

    14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    Completely ignoring the fact that there is already a thread on the S9 with 86 contributions that was started back in August of last year. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=167654 But when did Doug's insecurity ever get in the way of accepting established order?
  12. Chapped

    F-22 Update

    This is the most important F22 reality of the last six months....
  13. Chapped

    F-22 Update

    I care, Raz'r, because I grew up, professionally, as a photographer/journalist and to be perfectly clear on this.... I smell a story. It's a story for any list of reasons one cares to imagine and with the recreational sailing industry in a death spiral, it smacks, with poignant clarity, as an object lesson in what is wrong with sailing right now and that virtually nobody is stepping forward and calling it for what it is. .
  14. Chapped

    F-22 Update

    96 deposits... but, what kind of deposits are they? Are they simple, low value refundable deposits that reserve the right to actually buy a boat? Or, are they more substantial in nature and commitment, such as a 25% non-refundable cash deposit that guarantees that the boat is in what amounts to an escrow situation? How long can you yank the chain of a credibly interested sales prospect before they simply wander off the ranch to never return? I mean, come on... this whole smoke screen thing about some Philippine factory has been going on since before last summer. And, in the meantime, next to no boats have been rolling out of the New Zealand location. I'm sure it is a nice boat considering the incredibly long futzing around process that has been witnessed by all in the multihull community. But nice is one thing and delivery in a reasonable time is quite another. Do keep in mind that both Corsair AND Quorning have designed, prototyped and begun fabrication on similarly sized very nicely built products, all in the time that Ian has been promising that it's only a matter of days before things really get cooking with production. This F22 thing has been going on so long now that we just might be into another global recession cycle in the financial world... and then what, with sales tanking for everyone? Want to call me a troll?... I don't really care. Who is asking the hard questions about the truly unbelievable delivery schedule for the boat that was supposed to knock the multihull sailing world on its ass? Want to attack me personally because you are all up on your back legs in defense of Ian Farrier's production scheme... go right ahead and attack. It means nothing to me, but it shows that you have completely misplaced your angst and are refusing to deal with the hard questions. When, though, will you actually turn to Ian and get on his case for the nearly non-existent production of boats that have been hyped for many years now with pretty much zip for results? Ian tosses up numbers for the F27 production as if referencing a boat that was produced back in the early 80's has any current viability. That was then and this is now. That was a different owner and this is Ian. That was a different global climate for economics. A different reality about price point vs production costs and a very different climate about where to build a boat and for what marketplace will it be intended. To quote WetandWild... "...I'll summarise the message to FM for those 96 people - just build the fucking things."
  15. Chapped

    F-22 Update

    Blackjack F85 said: "Maybe they are just busy building boats." Yes, maybe they are and I do understand what happens to marketing effort when one is too slammed. But.... by Ian's own commentary, they haven't failed to build other machines and that also takes time. So it isn't about available time, but it is about making cash flow choices since bigger boats are coupled with larger margins. Farrier is saying, out loud, that the F22 is not such a stupendous idea now and that cash flow is more important compared to a design that has consumed too much of his attention. The real point, however, is that Quorning and Corsair have produced a pair of really nice rides in the same purchaser grouping that are being presented quite well. Those slim F22 margins are now looking like grilled cheese sandwiches compared to the more gourmet style margins obtained from the larger machines. I can't help but wonder if the F22 hasn't seen its penultimate day go flying off into the oceanic wasteland as a product that missed its window of opportunity and then got pummeled by two other boats that did not miss a thing. If the F22 were such a great idea, why then is a good deal of the production energy being consumed by other models? What was once supposed to be The Golden Farrier Goose has faded into an also-ran, nearly plucked, status in their own build regime. The Dragonfly and the Corsair 600 have completed the cooking. That's what too much fussing around will do to what was, initially, considered a great idea.