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I'm hanging around to watch the skeptics eat crow.

While I've said from the start that this hurt the IP brand, I believe the sale happened.
Which skeptics are you talking about? Are they the ones that believe that someone new could buy IPY and built the same boats they have been making and somehow have better results?

Or are you talking about the ones that don't believe internet rumors until something official is reported?

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....Or are you talking about the ones that don't believe internet rumors until something official is reported?
Not trusting an internet rumor is understandable. Declaring it "made-up crap" (your words) is much more than just waiting for an official public announcement. Further, Dave (SVAuspicous) took quite a few hits here, for just sharing what he appropriately could, while never insisting that anyone take his word for it. Based on what I've been told, outside this forum, I think he's going to be proven correct.

I read a printed press release, with all three logos on top, dated April 11. I will grant that I could not personally find where it was published, but I also find it hard to believe that someone went to the effort to manufacture it.

I'm not an IPY groupie, so I don't really have a dog in this hunt. It only caught my attention, since I had just toured the Blue Jacket with a buddy who does have an interest in one.


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I'm hanging around to watch the skeptics eat crow.
I don't think anyone who posted on this thread will be eating crow; I don't recall anyone who has said "IP wasn't sold". There's been some speculation, a lot of "regardless of what is happening, I can't believe they haven't released a statement yet", and even some "the boats suck so who cares anyway". But for the most part, the posts have been "that's interesting, but I won't believe your theory until there is an official announcement".

That's where I am; I appreciate Auspicious' input and I find it credible; not enough to fully believe it, but enough to keep me interested.

And Minne, I must say that I find an unreleased press release dated two days ago fairly weak; I don't totally discount it (assuming it was "real" to begin with), but you have to assume there is a good reason it wasn't released.
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Master Denby is not going to be too happy with some of you not ignoring this thread......at least until some REAL news comes out........

Ignoring as we should!

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It's about time. Time will tell if there is any brand value remaining.

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I don't think anyone who posted on this thread will be eating crow; I don't recall anyone who has said "IP wasn't sold". There's been some speculation, a lot of "regardless of what is happening, I can't believe they haven't released a statement yet", and even some "the boats suck so who cares anyway". But for the most part, the posts have been "that's interesting, but I won't believe your theory until there is an official announcement".

That's where I am; I appreciate Auspicious' input and I find it credible; not enough to fully believe it, but enough to keep me interested.

And Minne, I must say that I find an unreleased press release dated two days ago fairly weak; I don't totally discount it (assuming it was "real" to begin with), but you have to assume there is a good reason it wasn't released.
There aren't too many involved in this thread that I've seen eat crow, even when demonstrated to be factually incorrect. Wouldn't hold your breath Minne.

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Right. As I said, it is those that took personal shots (particularly at Dave) that look bad now. Those that simply weren't going to believe, until now, I understand. Several were accused of making it up, or their credibility was declared in question.

Yes, the accusers are eating crow. No, they won't admit it.


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LOL. It took so long it feels kinda anti-climatic !

I thought this was interesting "The company plans to offer all three sailboat brands through select dealers, along with factory direct sales."

As a bay sailor Island Packet isn't my cup of tea, but when I checked out the owners site these past weeks it's obvious these folks are out there sailing and enjoying their boats. Some here like to dis them, but they were doing something right with so many loyal owners.

I hope Hake/Seaward make the brand successful again.
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