I got to catch up with old friend and boat building legend Roger Hatfield today. I had one insight before the meeting. I often am critical of shoddy designs and/or shoddy engineering. I have heard it put up to resentment or something else.
Be clear, I have probably lost more jobs to Roger than anybody else. But he does great work. I have never seen anything to be critical of. Thats the difference. He is in town working out the build of a new Bieker 50′ something cat. The design fee will be at least $100,000. And I hear so much whinging about my design fees.