Page 15 - Mid America Boating - August 2021 issue
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Trail(er)ing Thoughts



      By Megan Straw-Meisler                                                                                                                A local breakfast  15
      Loadmaster Trailer Co., Ltd.                                                                                                         chain  restaurant
                                                   Patience                                                                                has not been able
        No matter what industry you are in, the                                                                                            to sell food  from
      daily grind takes endless patience.  No                                                                                              their menu the last
      matter what you are looking to purchase      is a virtue                                                                              few times we have
      as a consumer, the process takes endless                                                                                              tried because they  [     MID-AMERICA BOATING
      patience.  No matter the product you are                                                                                              do   not  have
      trying to sell, dealing with the supply                                                                                                enough   staff.
      chain involved takes endless patience.                                                                                                 They are only
      Right now, no matter where we are in this                                                                                              able to offer
      crazy world, everything takes patience, and                                                                                            donuts and cof-
      I mean  E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G!                                                                                                          fee.  Similarly, one
        As a custom trailer manufac-                                                                                        of our drivers was on his way back from
      turing company in the                                                                                            delivering  a  trailer and stopped at a local
      marine industry, the last 18                                                                                     fast-food restaurant to grab a quick dinner
      months has turned our                                                                                            and when he got to the screen to order a
      world upside down.  The                                                                                          voice came over that said “I am sorry, I am  ]     AUGUST 2021
      boating and marine                                                                                               the only person who showed up to work
      industry took off for rea-                                                                                       today.  We are closed.”  My husband’s fam-
      sons we have discussed                                                                                           ily has a large company in the dairy indus-
      before.  Couple a boom-                                                                                          try.  The number of hardships they face in
      ing marine industry with                                                                                         workforce, transportation, and escalating
      an insanely challenging                                                                                          prices (as in every industry right now) has
      supply chain and the result                                                                                      made every facet of running their business
      is a stressful environment for                                                                                   an enormous challenge.
      both seller and consumer.  A                                                                                       Every consumer is learning they have to
      simple example; pre-COVID crazi-                                                                                 accept inflated pricing, long lead times and
      ness our standard lead time for a normal axle                                                                    limited choices due to a lack of supply, and
      was about a week to 10 days at most.  semi load of material being held at a port in Florida because they could not find a freight com-  an immense demand (which totally stinks).
      Currently we have been waiting over 3  pany to deliver it.   The shortages all over the United States are not just from a low supply of  The tides are shifting and the outcome can
      months for certain axles.             product, it’s also due to a dwindling pool of truck drivers and a slim work force. Furthermore,  be scary, so while we all wait it out to see
        Sadly, so much of what everyone is dealing  any US companies importing products from overseas are dealing with an insane increase in  what evolves on the other side, the only
      with is out of our control.  The company who  transport fees.  One of our suppliers said a year ago, the cost to bring a container from over-  way to get through it are with numerous
      supplies the brake lines for our disc brakes  seas to the US was $3,200, and now they are paying $17,000!!!  The entire environment of our  deep breaths, a little yoga and a heart full
      was explaining to us that he had an entire  economy and work force is shifting, and the end result is incredibly scary.  of patience. MAB




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                         Feature Boat…                              Feature Boat…                       26’ 2011 Monterey, Sport-Cruiser 260, 300 hp . . . . . . . . . .  $64,700
                 26’ ‘11 Monterey 260 SCR                   24’ ‘00 Rinker Fiesta Vee                   26’ 1990 Regal, Commodore 265, T-260 hp Mercs.
                                                                                                           w/Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $21,500
               300 Hp. Merc. 110 Hours, Air/Heat,                250 Hp. Merc. Sounder,                 30’ 2000 Bayliner, 3055 Ciera, T-220 hp Mercs.  . . . . . . . . .  $34,200
                 Windlass, Sounder, Radio, GPS.                       Radio and GPS.                    30’ 1963 Inland Seas, Steel Clipper,
                           Asking $64,700                             Asking$16,000                        T-210 hp. Chryslers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $7,500
                                                                                                        30’ 1989 Sea Ray, Sundancer, T-260 hp Mercs. . . . . . . . . . .  $21,500
                                                                                                        30’ 1987 Sea Ray, Sundancer, T-260 hp Mercs. . . . . . . . . . . . $17,900
                                                                                                        30’ 1988 Sea Ray, Sundancer, T-250 hp Mercs. . . . . . . . . . . $ 24,000
                                                                                                        31’ 1979 Silverton, Convertible, T-220 hp Crusaders . . . . . .  $15,900
                                                                                                        31  1984 Wellcraft, 3100 Express,
                                                                                                           T-270 hp Crusaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $12,000
                                                                                                        32’ 1986 Carver, Motor Yacht, T-260 hp Mercs. . . . . . . . . . .  $24,500
                                                                                                        32’ 1991 Marinette, Sedan Breidge, T-250 Chryslers . . . . .  $26,500
                                                                                                        33’ 1985 Cruiser’s Inc. Ultra Vee, T-330 hp PMC . . . . . . . . .   $11,500
                                                                                                        33’ 1992 Sea Ray,  Express, T-260 hp Mercs. . . . . . . . . . . . .  $35,000
                                                                                                        34’ 1988 Sea Ray, Sedan Br., T-340 hp Crusaders . . . . . . . .  $23,500
                                                                                                        36’ 1984 Carver, Motor Yacht Aft 3607,
                                                                                                           T-340 hp Merc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $29,500
                                                                                                        39’  1986 Sea Ray, Sedan Sport Fisherman,
                                                                                                           T-340 Mercs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $24,500
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