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UTresearch

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UTresearch

Hello all!

I'm a student at the University of Texas at Austin and I'm conducting a research study on boating characteristics. I would really appreciate it if you all could just fill this questionnaire out as much or as little as you want. It would really help our research go a long way! Feel free to ask me questions if you have more. Thank you so much! =)

_____________________________________________

Age______ Gender_____

Income: Below 40,000, 40,000-80,000, 80,000-120,000, 120,000 and above

Who was the prime influencer in your decision to purchase a boat?

How important were each of these characteristics in your boat purchase?

Design?

Speed?

Brand/Quality?

Safety?

Price?

Other?

How much experience have you had with boating?

What is your main purpose with a boat? Sports? Fishing? Family time?

Is this your first boat purchase? Or have you owned a boat previously?

If so:

How long did the quality last?

Why did you choose to purchase another?

How often do you use your boat?

Season specific?

Or specific to certain occasions?

Circle the boating brands in which you prefer or are familiar with:

Malibu Mastercraft Correct Craft Supra/Moomba

Centurion Tige Cobal Regal

Please rate the following boats on preference in order from 1-8 (1 being the best and 8 the worst)

Malibu ____

Mastercraft ____

Correct Craft ____

Supra/Moomba ____

Centurion ____

Tige ____

Cobal ____

Regal ____

Are you familiar with Tige? How much do you know about it?

What is your perceived quality?

Are you aware of the TAPS2 system?

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Ronnie

You are asking some very personal questions of this membership. You better explain yourself a little better before you start this sort of thread.

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jetskipro550
I'm conducting a research study on boating characteristics

...Or on Tige's?

Are you familiar with Tige? How much do you know about it?

What is your perceived quality?

Are you aware of the TAPS2 system?

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WaveMake'nLSV

And a POLL setup versus just a type your answer format would be nice.

You are asking some very personal questions of this membership. You better explain yourself a little better before you start this sort of thread.

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johnsvt

Looks like a Tige questionaire...I know everyone will answer with an unbiased opinion. :)

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doughickey

I agree that this new member with 1 post needs to be (at minimum) validated by Tracie or one of the moderators (validated = legitimate) before this person gets any one of us to respond.

This is like somebody walking into a motorcycle club, un-announced, and asking all of us to put down our beer, and explain our life with motorcycles.... then asking our opinion of Ducati's....when we all rumble around on Harley's.

Why? Is he/she thinking of buying a Tige and wants us to do his/her homework?

Is this a wolf in sheep's clothing?

The more I think about it..... this person has not earned the right to my answers. Period.

Edited by doughickey

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UTresearch

Sorry guys. Didn't mean to offend or disrupt your thread. I really am doing a group research project for one of my classes at UT, and we just needed input on what different boatowners think about different brands. If you feel like I'm intruding on your space, then feel free not to answer. Thanks though!

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D-GOOSE
Sorry guys. Didn't mean to offend or disrupt your thread. I really am doing a group research project for one of my classes at UT, and we just needed input on what different boatowners think about different brands. If you feel like I'm intruding on your space, then feel free not to answer. Thanks though!

Wakeboarder.com

or

wakeworld.com

would be the best place to find different boat owners/brands.

Edited by D-GOOSE

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krward

I don't think that you are going to offend too many if it seemed like you were really doing a research project. Simply put, it sounds like you are doing research for Tige. If you are infact doing something for a specific manufacturer, just say "I am doing some research for Tige and I would appreciate some opinions." Since you are on a Malibu site I am sure most opinions will be like mine, "Tige's seem ok, but I STILL BOUGHT A BU".

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brazosvet

One VERY important question you left off the questionnaire:

Was t.u.'s defeat at home last year by the Aggies a factor in purchasing your boat? Tongue.gif

Gig Em!

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Daman

Something tells me thats the end of this thread.

:thankyou: Please come again

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D-GOOSE

Please add this to the questionnaire.

What is the best place to find cheap air line tickets to MI.

:thankyou:

and NO

:search:

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Lakenut

Um...this is a Mlibu site. Not the best place to do honest research. Your proff should have told you that.

Kind of like calling the Democrat headquarters and doing a political poll.

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WakeGirl

Hmmmmm, interesting. Let's back up a second though.

I wouldn't say that asking about a Tige on this site is necessarily out of line. We get plenty of new members show up that are comparing Malibu with other brands & want an opinion. Nothing unusual or wrong with that. But, the manner in which the OP is asking is definitely different.

UT, welcome. I can see that you are indeed in Austin. I would suggest that you put this into the form of a poll, it would be much more appealing to answer - as it is, nobody will be willing to put that kind of personal information out there like that. If you want to know about Tiges, there are some very informative people here & IMO they do a pretty good job of remaining somewhat objective when asked for a fair comparison between brands. Additionally, Tigeowners.com would be a better resource for details about that brand.

I think that you'll find that the members here are very welcoming to new members as long as you're honest & straight up about things. If the membership here feels like they're being played or manipulated at all, then they'll turn on you.

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NorCaliBu
If the membership here feels like they're being played or manipulated at all, then they'll turn on you.
Whistling.gif Really? Ya think? Biggrin.gif

:lol:

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pennery

Mybe he's on Tigeowners.com asking about Malibu!!! Biggrin.gif

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Ronnie

IMO...IF, he would put this up as a poll or some other way to answer without having to identify the person responding, he would have better answers. When you put a space for your name and income level, I throw it in the trash. That's none of your business.

If you would like to have some help with setting it up as an inquiry like that, myself or one of the other Admins/Mods would probably help.

Be aware though that you will not get 100% truthfull answers about another boat model other than Malibu. Most will answer as best they know how. Others will answer with what they have "heard about". This is the internet and MANY people think if they heard it on the internet, it's gotta' be true.

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1FootDan

OK, I'll bite...

Age:29

Gender:Let me check and come to you on that...

Income: Below 40,000, 40,000-80,000, 80,000-120,000, 120,000 and above:

Before or after taxes??

Who was the prime influencer in your decision to purchase a boat?

Me! (but don't tell my wife...)

How important were each of these characteristics in your boat purchase?

Design? Yep!

Speed? Oh yeah!

Brand/Quality? Yes.

Safety? What's that?

Price? You get what you pay for...

Other? Wake or the lack of it...

How much experience have you had with boating?

More then average.

What is your main purpose with a boat? Sports? Fishing? Family time?

Barefoot and occasionnally mating.

Is this your first boat purchase? No.

Or have you owned a boat previously? Yes.

If so:

How long did the quality last?

For as long as I had the boat.

Why did you choose to purchase another?

Sometimes I wonder...

How often do you use your boat?

Not often enough...

Season specific?

I live in Canada, need I say more...

Or specific to certain occasions?

If i'm using my boat, there is a 99% chance that I am pulling a skier and 80% that the skier is me. Is that considered an occasion?

Circle the boating brands in which you prefer or are familiar with:

Malibu Mastercraft Correct Craft Supra/Moomba

Centurion Tige Cobal Regal

Circle whit what???

Please rate the following boats on preference in order from 1-8 (1 being the best and 8 the worst)

Malibu __1__

Mastercraft __2__

Correct Craft __3__

Supra/Moomba __4__

Centurion __5__

Tige __ Vomit.gif __

Cobal __ Yuk.gif __

Regal __ :Doh: __

Are you familiar with Tige?

Yes

How much do you know about it?

I know enought not to buy one...

What is your perceived quality?

In 3 words... :lol:ROFL.gifFrustrated.gif

Are you aware of the TAPS2 system?

I think so, is that the deviced used to compensate for a bad hull?

Edited by 1FootDan

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WakeGirl
IMO...IF, he would put this up as a poll or some other way to answer without having to identify the person responding, he would have better answers. When you put a space for your name and income level, I throw it in the trash. That's none of your business.

If you would like to have some help with setting it up as an inquiry like that, myself or one of the other Admins/Mods would probably help.

Be aware though that you will not get 100% truthfull answers about another boat model other than Malibu. Most will answer as best they know how. Others will answer with what they have "heard about". This is the internet and MANY people think if they heard it on the internet, it's gotta' be true.

Totally agree. One other resource for setting up a poll would be the Help Section, look for Posting.

Dan,

ROFL.gifROFL.gif

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pennery
OK, I'll bite...

Age:29

Gender:Let me check and come to you on that...

Income: Below 40,000, 40,000-80,000, 80,000-120,000, 120,000 and above:

Before or after taxes??

Who was the prime influencer in your decision to purchase a boat?

Me! (but don't tell my wife...)

How important were each of these characteristics in your boat purchase?

Design? Yep!

Speed? Oh yeah!

Brand/Quality? Yes.

Safety? What's that?

Price? You get what you pay for...

Other? Wake or the lack of it...

How much experience have you had with boating?

More then average.

What is your main purpose with a boat? Sports? Fishing? Family time?

Barefoot and occasionnally mating.

Is this your first boat purchase? No.

Or have you owned a boat previously? Yes.

If so:

How long did the quality last?

For as long as I had the boat.

Why did you choose to purchase another?

Sometimes I wonder...

How often do you use your boat?

Not often enough...

Season specific?

I live in Canada, need I say more...

Or specific to certain occasions?

If i'm using my boat, there is a 99% chance that I am pulling a skier and 80% that the skier is me. Is that considered an occasion?

Circle the boating brands in which you prefer or are familiar with:

Malibu Mastercraft Correct Craft Supra/Moomba

Centurion Tige Cobal Regal

Circle whit what???

Please rate the following boats on preference in order from 1-8 (1 being the best and 8 the worst)

Malibu __1__

Mastercraft __2__

Correct Craft __3__

Supra/Moomba __4__

Centurion __5__

Tige __ Vomit.gif __

Cobal __ Yuk.gif __

Regal __ :Doh: __

Are you familiar with Tige?

Yes

How much do you know about it?

I know enought not to buy one...

What is your perceived quality?

In 3 words... :lol:ROFL.gifFrustrated.gif

Are you aware of the TAPS2 system?

I think so, is that the deviced used to compensate for a bad hull?

I think you spelled occasionally wrong! ROFL.gif

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1FootDan

Pardon my french accent... :blush:

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mook222

Dan,

Tht was one of (if not THE) funniest posts I've read on the web.

Surprised.gif

Well Done!!

Mook

Note: The use of smilie's to answer questions like the "perceived quality", and the purpose of the TAPS system had me rollin' !!

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Texasguy

What happened to our OP?

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