V-drive towboat enhancement research

Thank you for giving us your opinion with this quick 8 question survey.  Answers from knowledgeable users and experts such as yourself will be used to assist in the development of a new innovative product for the v-drive towboat market.  Please answer based on your experience.

Thank you!

* 1. What is the model year the boat you own or frequently utilize?

* 2. Do you engage in wakesurfing?

* 3. Most boats have plenty of steering authority (steerage) at speed, but at slow speeds large steering deflections and short bursts of power are necessary for maneuvering, such as when docking.  Are you satisfied with the steering authority of your boat? 
If no, please explain.

* 4. Would you prefer to significantly lower the engine noise in your boat?

* 5. Have you ever ridden in a boat with a carbon monoxide mitigation device installed on it (not referring to catalytic exhaust manifolds)? If you answered yes, please offer your opinion of that device; e.g. what did it do well?  What did it do poorly?

* 6. Suppose you were buying a new V-drive boat in the $70-160K price range and you were offered a factory option that is similar to what is currently available on the market to mitigate the carbon monoxide threat, would you consider it?  If so, at what cost?

* 7. Suppose you were buying a new V-drive boat in the $70-160K price range and you were offered a completely redesigned factory option to mitigate the carbon monoxide threat that was superior to the current options available in both form and function, would you consider it?  If so, at what cost?

* 8. As in the above scenario, what would you be willing to pay for a newly designed factory optional device that accomplished ALL of the following, and does so WITHOUT interfering with any devices and/or attachments on the transom of your boat? (e.g. surf plates, wake shapers, trim tabs, power wedge, LED lights, etc:

1)  mitigates the carbon monoxide threat and does so without interfering with any devices/attachments on the transom of your boat and

2)  adds steering authority to your boat and

3)  significantly lowers the ambient engine noise both inside and outside the boat?

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