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Offline StreamFixer

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Factory Representatives & specialized skills
« on: August 06, 2015, 07:51:20 AM »
When the broohahah erupted on the old YUKU site in Dec of 2010 (about a dozen year+ long members were banned) Danno stepped forth and initiated this site with a modicum of trepidation.  Who da thunk?  Now we are at 1650 members and still growing.  Lots of good information is being offered and shared.

I would like to take this opportunity for folks with specialized experience and information to post their specializations so others will have a better idea where to seek help. 

For Example:

I know Hydro-Therapy once sold boats for a living

Wyrguy is a font of wiring knowledge

There are all kinds of factory representatives and folks with boating related back grounds.  Please use this thread to let us know what you are willing to share.

Keep in mind the folks who will be posting are doing so out of kindness and are offering opinions and advice.  Your choice whether you accept it (and the results of doing so) or not.  And, they also have their own boats and fishing they need to find time for. 

Thank you

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Offline Salmon King

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Re: Factory Representatives & specialized skills
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 09:08:38 AM »
What a great idea SF!

I vote we declare your specialty to be ideas :biggrin:

I'll volunteer my experience in working with fiberglassing and woodworking.
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Re: Factory Representatives & specialized skills
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 09:35:24 AM »
the reason I joined way back when..as CanvasGuy..
is to let people know what I do,
and have done for 35 years here in the Great Northwest.
 to assist when I can,
 not to build my business..since it usually requires Local attendance..
although it has coincidentally helped :biggrin:.

 but I  always offer my help in advice or info free.


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Offline Peddler

Re: Factory Representatives & specialized skills
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2015, 11:00:27 AM »
I've worked as a sale rep in the hunting and fishing industries for the past 17 years.  The agency for-which I work is contracted with about 15 vendors to sell their product in the 13 Western states.  (Montana to New Mexico, and everything West of there including AK and HI.)  I'm VERY familiar with the products I sell, somewhat familiar with competitive products.

Some of the vendors for-whom I rep include: Allen Company, Crosman, Mace Pepper Spray, ORCA Coolers, Panther Martin, Ranger Nets, SeaEagle Boats, Traditions Black Powder, Under Armour (hunt/fish/tactical), Wildlife Research, Zebco Brands (Zebco, Quantum, FinNor).  We do not typically sell direct to consumer, we sell to retailers and wholesalers/distributors.  I do occasionally "flip" my sales samples, replacing the old with the new and paying-off the sample bills.

I've been around boats all of my life, and can not get enough of being on the water.  I'm a good boater, but marginal fisherman.  I am familiar with most of Puget Sound from Olympia to the SanJuans from a boating standpoint.  I have a little bit of Sekiu, Neah Bay and ocean experience.  I've spent quite a bit of time in the Columbia estuary ("Buoy 10" fishery).

I worked at a boat dealership while I was in college.  In the parts department, then as a rigging/deliver tech. (Actually a pretty fun job!)

I'm a "Do-It-Yourself" kind of guy around the house, and I fancy myself to be a pretty good on-the-fly problem solver and "Shade-tree Architect/Designer/Engineer."  Studied drafting/design and manufacturing in college, though I'm no expert or professional.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2015, 11:03:52 AM by The Peddler »
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Offline Tom Mac

Re: Factory Representatives & specialized skills
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2015, 06:53:01 AM »
Always willing to help out other boaters on the south end of Vancouver Island. Rescues of trucks and trailers for board members from any of our great fishing spots on the Island, just PM me before you head over for my number. Being a Heavy Duty Ship Mechanic and Rigging Inspector(Lifting slings,chain falls,lifting points,etc)  I have access to a lot of specialized tools and equipment (mechanical, steel work,welding) and can answer questions on Rigging lifting and safety of gear. 
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Factory Representatives & specialized skills
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2015, 05:31:58 PM »


I have specialized skills.
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Re: Factory Representatives & specialized skills
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2015, 03:10:49 PM »


I have specialized skills.

Mark being a skilled polka dancer does not count.....   :hoboy:

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Offline Full-Pull

Re: Factory Representatives & specialized skills
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2015, 12:46:11 PM »
Been a while since I've been active on the forums...that pesky "daily life" keeps getting in the way!
But I've rekindled interest in the boat, and have a bit more time available, for refurbishing my old SR 19HT.

And I've also switched careers; I now manage regulatory compliance issues for Blue Sea Systems, at their Bellingham WA headquarters/manufacturing facility.

I'm by no means an expert on marine electrical systems just yet...but learning rapidly!

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Offline Threeweight

Re: Factory Representatives & specialized skills
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2015, 01:25:36 PM »
Nice!  I think you'll find that most everyone here who has tackled a re-wire or an electrical upgrade on their boats are big fans of Blue Sea products  :beerchug:
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Factory Representatives & specialized skills
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2015, 10:54:34 AM »
Been a while since I've been active on the forums...that pesky "daily life" keeps getting in the way!
But I've rekindled interest in the boat, and have a bit more time available, for refurbishing my old SR 19HT.

And I've also switched careers; I now manage regulatory compliance issues for Blue Sea Systems, at their Bellingham WA headquarters/manufacturing facility.

I'm by no means an expert on marine electrical systems just yet...but learning rapidly!

.

I will be the first to offer my boat for the testing and professional reviewing of any new Blue Sea products. (Heck, I'll take old samples too)   :fishing:  :jester:
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
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Offline DevMah

Re: Factory Representatives & specialized skills
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2015, 08:05:48 PM »
All
I worked for many different companies over the years (23 years and counting) all in the engineering/maintenance field.

My marine back ground came from when I worked for Rolls-Royce Marine as a Senior Service Engineer.

I am always if time permits willing to help.

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