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  • Attracting more members to this site

    Does this site need more members? I don't know, really a question for Ring to answer as he's paying the bandwidth bill. But generally speaking, for any "collectors club" like this, the more members, then the more resources and knowledge to share IMHO.

    So, assuming more members are desirable...

    Then why don't we go after all the Mako buyers on eBay? Seems someone here is always posting when there's a new Mako being listed, so its not like we're unaware of these sales or who wins the auction. One approach might be to wait until the auction closes, then email maybe both the seller and the buyer, saying "Hey, saw you just sold/bought an old Mako, don't know if you're aware, but there's this board here as a resource" - or some such short brief into.

    Sort of the marine version of the Hare Krishna's soliciting anyone they see buy a Grateful Dead ticket outside Ticketron...

    Discussion?
    NYC & L.I. - 1974 \"Classic\" Mako 20\' - Suzuki 2006 DF150 - Fly & Light Tackle, C&R[br]My boat: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23444#159594[br]Personal website: http://www.georgemcauliffe.com/

  • #2
    I dont know about attracting new members, but those Hare guys always freaked me out a little bit. They might not be the best thing for us to use as marketing. []

    Just kidding. Its Friday afternoon and I am feeling a good weekend coming on.
    Greenwich, NJ[br]1976 22B

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    • #3
      I visit the Texas Mako Owners Club web site regurlarly.

      www.texasmakoowners.com

      People post questions over there and never get an answer. I try to refer them to this site. Many of those questions are posted here and seems someone always posts a response or refers them for appropiate help.

      That is once you get past the warning of "POST YOUR HOME TOWN"!!!!hehehe[88][(#)][88]

      I enjoy reading this site daily.

      Thanks,
      Larry Smith[br]Pasadena, Tx[br]\'97 Mako 191

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      • #4
        Actually there are a lot of new members. Not all post.

        Here's what 2005 has done.

        January 67

        February 99

        March 13 so far.

        That's a lot of please post your hometown/state in your siginature please.[]

        The software for this forum doesn't automaticaly do it for you. But the price was "Right" on this software.

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        • #5
          No need for a huge congregation here. Its a good topic specific forum. Mako Boats old and new / good and bad. However many show up is fine. No desire to have the biggest forum on the web or anything like that.

          Bandwidth is fine right now. All I worry about is drive space inthe future when I open up the photo albums.

          In the meanwhile,I need to get some free time to do some updating and additions to the projects pages. Sooo much going on in RingWorld right now.[xx(]
          Slidell, LA 1993 Mako 261B - Temperance

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          • #6
            quote:


            Originally posted by RingLeader

            ...Sooo much going on in RingWorld right now.[xx(]



            NYC & L.I. - 1974 \"Classic\" Mako 20\' - Suzuki 2006 DF150 - Fly & Light Tackle, C&R[br]My boat: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23444#159594[br]Personal website: http://www.georgemcauliffe.com/

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            • #7
              My vote, if I get one, is keep it like it is with lots of guys that are doing different things to their Makos and sharing what they have done. Remember "If they are interested enough in a (Classic) Mako Boat - they will come" - just like we all did.

              Mike
              1973 22 CC Milford, CT USA[br]

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              • #8
                [88][88] Good one Biff.

                The total number as of right now is

                Total Members: 1069

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                • #9
                  There are a few of us here who own a classic... it just isn't a Mako. []

                  But... I enjoy the quality of the posts here, and getting information on system upgrades that I'm interested in performing on my classic.

                  I've never had anyone here give me a hard time about not being a Mako owner, and to me that is worth a lot! []

                  I like the fact that this forum is small and focused. Quality is always better than quantity.
                  Capt Kevin ~~~><((((*>[br][br] 2520 MVSC \"Chesapeake Edition\"[br]Annapolis, Maryland[br]http://ClassicParker.com/

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                  • #10
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by Megabyte


                    There are a few of us here who own a classic... it just isn't a Mako. []


                    But... I enjoy the quality of the posts here, and getting information on system upgrades that I'm interested in performing on my classic.

                    I've never had anyone here give me a hard time about not being a Mako owner, and to me that is worth a lot! []

                    I like the fact that this forum is small and focused. Quality is always better than quantity.


                    What Mega said. Although you want to keep the group tight and right, I appreciate you letting us non-Mako owners learn from you and hopefully contribute somewhere along the way.
                    Goldsboro, NC, USA

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                    • #11
                      Looks to me like members are here because of a real love of the boats. Don't think the site would be well served by seeking someone that just happened to buy a Mako. I'm new to the site, but, found it to be a great resource when I was looking for a boat. We're a 2 mako family. I've had a 1988 17' Mako for several years and fell in love with the boat. When I needed something a little bigger it had to be a Mako. I purchased a 1995 Mako 232 about 3 weeks ago. After reading posts to this site I made up my mind this was the boat for me. Don't know if I would have found the same info. from a bunch of guys that just bought a Mako because it was a good deal on e-bay. Just my two cents.
                      1995 Mako 232, 1988 MAKO 171, New Bern, North Carolina

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                      • #12
                        This site has quickly become my favorite web site! I used to go to Floridasportsman.com a lot but it has become overrun with smarta$$es that want to pick at each other constantly. If you weren't in the "click" your posts would go unanswered. None of that here. I wish I would have found the site earlier! To all that run this site, moderate it and just visit and pass along your knowledge....Thank You!
                        Tony C.[br]S. Daytona, FL[br]Boatless...for now[br]

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                        • #13
                          All the above makes sense. Smaller, focused, and comprised of people who actively sought out this site on their own, is probably the best way to keep it.
                          NYC & L.I. - 1974 \"Classic\" Mako 20\' - Suzuki 2006 DF150 - Fly & Light Tackle, C&R[br]My boat: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23444#159594[br]Personal website: http://www.georgemcauliffe.com/

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                          • #14
                            We don't need more members. With more members comes all the problems you see on other fishing and boating websites. Most other sites are nothing but a bunch of clueless nitwits arguing like a bunch of 5 year olds. This site is different, lets keep it that way. JM2C

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                            • #15
                              i sent ring an email-this site is better than down loading porn!!!!not a bunch of guys with their little 5 yr old cliques like the others in nj. it's a nice mix every one gets to hear different ways.as i stated in my email to ring-i apologize for being a little "short" at timesor even a little long winded but i am more than willing to share any info or knowledge with everyone.

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