SW Boatworks Now Have the Libby 41 and Libby 38 Molds

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Stew informed me he now has aquired the molds for the Libby 38 and Libby 41 to add to the many choices of hulls he already has molds of. This will fall in nice to his line of CB, Young brothers and now Libby giving potential buyers many choices.

The new layup shop should be busy and hopefully provide lots of work for himself and many finishers.

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Dave I would have to disagree on this one, one business stacking up on the molds and doing away with the competition is never a good thing. Seems like the pricing has fallen in line with Wesmac.
 

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I really would not know about that, as I have not seen too many of the other builders posting their prices on the web for kit boats. I am just the messenger and consider him a friend. Also if they were for sale and no one else wanted them, it makes sense to keep another fine downeast design out there,

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Blitzen,i agree with you 100 % this is a bad thing....i didnt want to make any waves but this is not a good thing...all these little guys going out and this company buying up all these molds...ther is no more price competition
 

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Travis,once this guy hikes the price of his boats that only rich pleasure craft owners can buy them ...you will get plenty of calls...and i will be one of them
 

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OME should advertise there 42 more i think there would be alot of interest...i think i saw one on long island awhile back....looked heavy duty
 
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Stew informed me he now has aquired the molds for the Libby 38 and Libby 41 to add to the many choices of hulls he already has molds of. This will fall in nice to his line of CB, Young brothers and now Libby giving potential buyers many choices.

The new layup shop should be busy and hopefully provide lots of work for himself and many finishers.

Dave
As much as I hate to tell you this. You are Incorrect. Stewart bought the 38' and the 34' Libby Molds. The 41' Mold is in West Jonesport being used to lay up a boat right now in the Libby Jr. Shop. From what I have heard by the fellow delivering the Molds to SW Boatworks, the 41' mold is going to stay in the Downeast area.
 

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Speaking of 34 Libby's

As much as I hate to tell you this. You are Incorrect. Stewart bought the 38' and the 34' Libby Molds. The 41' Mold is in West Jonesport being used to lay up a boat right now in the Libby Jr. Shop. From what I have heard by the fellow delivering the Molds to SW Boatworks, the 41' mold is going to stay in the Downeast area.
Here's a few pics of a 34 Libby split house.

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As much as I hate to tell you this. You are Incorrect. Stewart bought the 38' and the 34' Libby Molds. The 41' Mold is in West Jonesport being used to lay up a boat right now in the Libby Jr. Shop. From what I have heard by the fellow delivering the Molds to SW Boatworks, the 41' mold is going to stay in the Downeast area.
Not the first time I have miss spoke, now I can run for office :D My bad, I thought it was the 41 and not the 34'. Travis what was the name of John Fleck in Hull, MA boat name, that OEM 42 was a tank and we would see him hauling gear in snotty weather when I was riding by in the CG 44 MLB.

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No she was a white hulled lobster boat, used to be in some of the Ads in National Fisherman years ago.

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you know if a guy wants to go spend the money he worked for on a shit load of molds all the more power for him. there is no law stopping you going out to buy somebody to. atleast somebody is there if you want one. how would like to be rp's position with some burn't up molds that nobody is ever going to get a hull again. when he starts making millions he will have competition. just like when steel went through the roof everybody became a scrapper. so when he puts his helicopter and pad in his back yard you might want to start building molds to. atleast the molds didn't end up destroyed. i think if you start a list you will see there is alot of good molds still out there. its proven that one man can only breathe that much resin on till his done to.
 
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you know if a guy wants to go spend the money he worked for on a shit load of molds all the more power for him. there is no law stopping you going out to buy somebody to. atleast somebody is there if you want one. how would like to be rp's position with some burn't up molds that nobody is ever going to get a hull again. when he starts making millions he will have compation. just like when steel went through the roof everybody became a scrapper. so when he puts his helicopter and pad in his back yard you might want to start building molds to. atleast the molds didn't end up destroyed. i think if you start a list you will see there is alot of good molds still out there. its proven that one man can only breathe that much resin on till his done to.
The point is the pricing of the kit boats. If an industry consolidates to a certain point where a large number of the most popular consumer options are no longer affordable for the consumers who made them popular, that is a bad thing for the industry. Yes, a new class of consumer may come in and pick up the slack, and that's all fine and well in the macro sense, but what about the little guy? I am all for capitalism and hate all the crap Romney is getting for his time at Bain, but at the end of the day there is something to be said for making high-quality, popular product available for someone other than rich people. The days of the middle class borrowing against their assets to enjoy themselves is (temporarily) over.
 
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