Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-16-2015, 02:51 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Boydster's Avatar
 
City: Squamish, B.C.
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Change of Heart
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 42
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 221
Boat Jewelry market research

Because of some upcoming interior modifications I need to relocate our boat's build plaque. Instead of just screwing it to another bulkhead I thought I'd fab up a little owner's plaque to house it. This has me wondering if there's a market for something like this. I don't know that other builders supply a plaque like this but perhaps if a line drawing of the owner's boat were submitted, that could be lasered into the panel in its place. Based on the time it took to glue up the teak, cnc machine the shape, router the edges and to laser the text, I'd have to sell these for somewhere in the $200 range (bear in mind we're talking Canadian pesos). Mine measures approximately 7.5 x 7.7" by .625" thick and is made of Honduran teak. These would be shipped unfinished so that owners could varnish them to their own taste. All feedback is welcome!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1-DSC01918.JPG
Views:	106
Size:	173.8 KB
ID:	37488   Click image for larger version

Name:	1-DSC01919.JPG
Views:	103
Size:	131.9 KB
ID:	37489  
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Everything on your boat is broken...you just don't know about it yet.
Boydster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 02:58 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Boydster's Avatar
 
City: Squamish, B.C.
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Change of Heart
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 42
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 221
Of course the title of this post should have read BOAT Jewelry...I really should get into the habit of poorfreading.
__________________

__________________
Everything on your boat is broken...you just don't know about it yet.
Boydster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 03:37 PM   #3
TF Site Team
 
Pack Mule's Avatar
 
City: Paris,TN
Country: USA
Vessel Name: William
Vessel Model: Outer reef 32
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,501
Very nice touch .
Pack Mule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 06:26 PM   #4
Guru
 
BruceK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,570
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boydster View Post
Of course the title of this post should have read BOAT Jewelry...I really should get into the habit of poorfreading.
Easy fix. Not touching jewelry/jewellery....
Cool plaque.
__________________
BruceK
Island Gypsy 36 Europa "Doriana"
Sydney Australia
BruceK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 07:55 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Boydster's Avatar
 
City: Squamish, B.C.
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Change of Heart
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 42
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 221
Thanks Bruce! In this part of the world either spelling is considered acceptable.
__________________
Everything on your boat is broken...you just don't know about it yet.
Boydster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 08:55 PM   #6
TF Site Team
 
Pack Mule's Avatar
 
City: Paris,TN
Country: USA
Vessel Name: William
Vessel Model: Outer reef 32
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,501
Very nice work . What kind of CNC router and laser do you have ?
Pack Mule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 09:02 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Boydster's Avatar
 
City: Squamish, B.C.
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Change of Heart
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 42
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 221
CNCs are Shopbot PRT Alphas and the laser is a 45 watt Epilog. We'll be adding a 200 watt 4x8' laser later this year...can't wait to get my hands on that one!
__________________
Everything on your boat is broken...you just don't know about it yet.
Boydster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 10:15 PM   #8
Guru
 
rochepoint's Avatar
 
City: Sidney BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Rochepoint
Vessel Model: 1985 Cheer Men PT38 Sedan
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,192
Hi Boyd

Absolutely gorgeous!!
Now I have some thinking to do......
__________________
Cheers Mike Barge
MV Rochepoint
Sidney, British Columbia.
"Yes, I have the right anchor"
rochepoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 12:36 AM   #9
Scraping Paint
 
City: -
Country: -
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,748
Slight historical problem with your plaque, Boydster. Malaya became an independent country in 1957. In 1963, it was united with northern Borneo and Singapore which had just been granted independence from Britain and the name was changed to Malaysia. Two years later,the Malaysian parliament unanimously kicked Singapore out of the country--- very bad blood between them--- and the island became the independent Republic of Singapore

So when your boat was made, Singapore was not part of Malaysia and in fact hated their guts. They continue to be at odds with each other to a degree.

Grand Banks did not open their yard across the Strait in Malaysia until sometime in the 90s I believe. So your boat (and our PNW boat) were made in American Marine's Singapore yard. Malaysia was not part of the picture. At that time American Marine's original yard in Kowloon, Hong Kong was still open, but no fiberglass boats were made there.

The first ever fiberglass GB made was made in mid-1973 and is GB36-360. Our late 1973 boat is GB36-403. Grand Banks hulls are numbered consecutively by model, not as a brand.
Marin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 01:15 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Boydster's Avatar
 
City: Squamish, B.C.
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Change of Heart
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 42
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 221
Ya know if I had paid for the thing I'd be pretty pissed right now. ;-)
Thought I had done my homework, apparently not.
...back to the drawing board.
__________________
Everything on your boat is broken...you just don't know about it yet.
Boydster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 02:03 AM   #11
Guru
 
siestakey's Avatar
 
City: Sarasota,FL/Thomasville,GA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Steppin Stone IV
Vessel Model: Marine Trader Kelly Trawler 46
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,271
Send a message via Skype™ to siestakey
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boydster View Post
Ya know if I had paid for the thing I'd be pretty pissed right now. ;-)
Thought I had done my homework, apparently not.
...back to the drawing board.
But it looks GREAT

and yes Marin has the knowledge
siestakey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 09:05 AM   #12
Guru
 
mbevins's Avatar
 
City: Windsor
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Keeper IV
Vessel Model: 44 Viking ACMY
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,305
Boyd....Once you install it everyone who views it will think it's a great work of art. Don't let the facts confuse the storey.
__________________
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

mbevins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 12:00 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Boydster's Avatar
 
City: Squamish, B.C.
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Change of Heart
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 42
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 221
Ha!...that was one of my dad's favourite lines. "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story".
__________________
Everything on your boat is broken...you just don't know about it yet.
Boydster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 01:49 PM   #14
Scraping Paint
 
City: -
Country: -
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,748
Problem is that anyone who knows the history of Grand Banks will spot the inaccuracy right off the bat and will point out what's wrong, same as I did. I'm all for a good story but history is what it is and getting it wrong reflects on the credibility of the teller.

Plus if he ever has anyone from Singapore OR Malaysia on his boat and they read that they will be VERY quick to educate Boydster on the reality of the situation.
Marin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 02:48 PM   #15
Guru
 
mbevins's Avatar
 
City: Windsor
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Keeper IV
Vessel Model: 44 Viking ACMY
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,305
Yes but somehow I suspect the vast majority of his guests are just thrilled to be able to be on board.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Trawler
__________________
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

mbevins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 02:53 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Boydster's Avatar
 
City: Squamish, B.C.
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Change of Heart
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 42
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 221
Thanks Marin, all good. More teak was glued up this morning and I'll be able to knock out the edited version 2.0 tomorrow. This one will be used as a sample in the shop.
__________________
Everything on your boat is broken...you just don't know about it yet.
Boydster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 04:13 PM   #17
Scraping Paint
 
City: -
Country: -
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,748
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbevins View Post
Yes but somehow I suspect the vast majority of his guests are just thrilled to be able to be on board.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Trawler
When we have guests on our boats once they get over the "how cool is this" thing they then start going around the boat and asking questions about every damn thing that's on it. "What's this for?" "How does that work?" "Why is this here?" And on and on and on until we start thinking seriously about the advisability of having guests on the boat at all.
Marin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 04:45 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Boydster's Avatar
 
City: Squamish, B.C.
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Change of Heart
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 42
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 221
Could be worse Marin, could be guests on your floatplane..."What's this little red button do?"
__________________
Everything on your boat is broken...you just don't know about it yet.
Boydster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 06:37 PM   #19
Guru
 
hmason's Avatar
 
City: Westport, CT
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Magic
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 46 Europa
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,901
I dub thee "Marinipedia."

__________________
Howard
Magic, 1996 Grand Banks Europa
Westport, CT and Stuart, FL
hmason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 06:46 PM   #20
Guru
 
mbevins's Avatar
 
City: Windsor
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Keeper IV
Vessel Model: 44 Viking ACMY
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,305
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post

When we have guests on our boats once they get over the "how cool is this" thing they then start going around the boat and asking questions about every damn thing that's on it. "What's this for?" "How does that work?" "Why is this here?" And on and on and on until we start thinking seriously about the advisability of having guests on the boat at all.
That's when the Boss say's I have too. Stop complaining at least you own the D#$ thing.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Trawler
__________________

__________________
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

mbevins is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012