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calicamper

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Well, why didn't you say so in the first place, rather than post about "computer nonsense"? :) I did chuckle at your post of "computer nonsense" regarding a website, when we are using a website to communicate. :cool:

I hope that they continue to sell their kits despite their website, but, I will admit, I wonder if PTWatercraft could better reach an audience that is unaware of them, with a better website.

Interestingly, their blog is Wordpress based, so they did care enough about that. They could have installed Wordpress at http://ptwatercraft.com, rather than at http://ptwatercraft.com/blog/. So close, but so far. :(

Do you know the folks at PTWatercraft personally? I'm getting the impression you might.
I’ve met him twice in all honesty he could go no website and still sell every kit he makes.
I met him the first time when he was on the design team for this. Just because these guys aren’t known in the land lubber world doesn’t mean they aren’t known in their world of sea faring types 👍
 

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1000arms

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... Just because these guys aren’t known in the land lubber world doesn’t mean they aren’t known in their world of sea faring types 👍
That's one of my points, that they are known in the seafaring world but their website doesn't quickly introduce visitors to who they are. I know the name Russell Brown, but one needs to look a little to find it on the PRWatercraft website. Sam Devlin's website is cleaner, more organized, and easier to find information on.

The PRWatercraft website could be made to better repel landlubbers, but it would take some effort. :cool:

You've mentioned that they don't care, and if that is how they feel, that is their choice.

My choice is to acknowledge how close, yet how far, their website is from easily serving them well, and wonder if their website was decently done, how many more landlubbers might have joined the seafaring hordes, despite whether Ashlyn and Russel Brown do care or don't care about their website. :)
 
....I hope the ptwatercraft website is improved, the word atrocious did pass through my head while checking it out. :) Good looking boats, but that website, and the poor graphic design, make me think of one of the crappy advertisements, for a crappy product, from the back of an old comic book. :(....
Are you kidding? I've seen much, much worse than that.
 

1000arms

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Thanks. I expect I'll spend some more time looking through the website.

I hope the ptwatercraft website is improved, the word atrocious did pass through my head while checking it out. :) Good looking boats, but that website, and the poor graphic design, make me think of one of the crappy advertisements, for a crappy product, from the back of an old comic book. :(

I appreciate the suggestion. Port Townsend WA is known for wooden-boat-building, but, without your suggestion, I might not have looked too closely if I had come across the website on my own.
Are you kidding? I've seen much, much worse than that.
No, I'm not kidding.

For a bit cleaner approach, see:


I've seen much, much worse, and much, much better websites. I've even seen just a bit better websites. :cool:
 
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