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post #1 of 6 Old 02-22-2007 Thread Starter
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Thumbs up PSC News, P38 & Crealock 60 Ketch!

Hey everyone

I have been following some of the threads here, on the demise of the 377, the new P38 and the various concerns & speculation regarding the new management changes etc. I have been uneasy with the lack of any information and general stagnation of the PSC website. So I vented my frustration last week by sending an obnoxious little hate mail to the company's general mailbox.

I am very happy to report that PSC's response was extremely prompt and professional. They seem keenly aware of the issues, but beeing extremely busy with restructuring and turning the company around, naturally, production and sales have received higher priority than public relations.
Various items:

- the production line is full again; no cause to speculate about the company's future. PSC has been hiring every capable craftsman they can get their hands on.
- The C377 was simply "not viable" commercially
- I tried to attach schematics of the new P38, but at the limits of this forum they would be tiny - email me if you want them
- there will be a new website soon, synergised with the Saga one.
- Bill Crealock was commissioned to design a new 60! Details will be made public soon (on the new site?), but I was told that hull#1 will be a ketch!

In general, I was very impressed with how "together" they sounded. It may take a few months to get over the indigestion of the merger etc. but this definitely looks like a good group of people to lead this company forward.

That's my happy report..

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Thanks Niko.

PSC is in the middle of building a PSC 34 for us. We have been out to the factory several times, most recently three weeks ago, and I can tell you our reaction is the same as yours. Things are very busy and the production line is full of boats. In addition to all the boats in progress in the main production area (including ours), we saw two hulls in the layup area in the middle of being laminated. It was exciting to see boats in each stage of build. I learn a lot each time we go.

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I talked with Robin at Pacific Seacraftt a few weeks ago and mentioned the incomplete/under construction web page. As a webmaster and designer I know how easy it is to get a good webpage up and running, hence there are issues with PS website that they do not care to discuss. One can only specualte as to why they choose to give a world wide public appearance as incomplete as it is in the present condition.
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I have to say, it has now been THREE months since my original post. The PSC website is still MIA. I would therefore like to reverse my original assesment.

This is stupid. No professional organisation could possibly take this long to attend to their Internet presence. Not these days anyway..

I am beginning to have pretty serious doubt about the reliability of this new management group, or the resources available to them. Either
a) They do not really care, which means they do not understand the market and will go nowhere fast
b) They have no money for a website that shouldn't cost more than $5k-$10k, in which case they are in big trouble
c) They have not the manpower to deal with this project, in which case they also are in big trouble.

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They are in fact, according to their office, 1 hour ago, in Chapter 11.
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Wow!

What do you mean "according to their office"? Did you call them??
That's so stupid... and frustrating. I actually volunteered to do their website for free; and still would. Heck, they could pay me in credits towards my next PSC :-)

Anyway, thanks for the heads up. Hopefully it will all work out..

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