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Tempress / Fish On Chat 8/1/01

Chatman - Ladies and Gentlemen, a warm Walleye Central welcome for Mark Lozelle!!!!

Eyesrfn - welcome mark

Ness - Clap... clap... clap... Welcome, Mark!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Thanks!

Chatman - Clap, clap, clap, clap!! *Standing on his desk*

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Goodness!!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - That's not necessary...

Juls - Hello Mark! Clap, clap, clap!!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Hello Juls 

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - I'll take it though!

Chatman - Well Mark it has been a little while since we last visited here. What is new and exciting at Fish On?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - let's see.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - All the boat builders have just completed their 2002 model changes.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Now, that was fun!

Chatman - Made you work a bit?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Of course.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - You will see Fish-On and Tempress on a lot of new boats this year.

Eyesrfn - I suppose trying to get hatch covers and everything to fit is fun.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - That is one issue, yes.

Chatman - approximately how many boat brands that we would know use Tempress seat frames and hatches as Factory equipment?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Our big growth is in seating.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Our seats are on over 100 boat builders in the United States!

Chatman - Wow!

Eyesrfn - Mark, I'm a big guy 6'2 230 lbs. How can you get a chair to hold me up, without breaking?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Our big guys are Ranger, Skeeter, Alumacraft, Sea Ark, Xpress, Triton, etc..

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Good question Eyesrfn.

Chatman - Have you had problems with the seats? Or their bases Eyesrfn?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Our seats should have no problem holding your frame.

Eyesrfn - Most of the time, the bottom of the seats is where I have the trouble.

Chatman - They hold me and I am 5'11" and 3 bills!!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Are they plastic or wood?

Eyesrfn - Plastic, on the ones that broke.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - It didn't say Tempress on it..did it?

Chatman - I have had Tempress on the last 3 boats....never broke one.

river king - A short fat guy like myself, eh Chatman? LOL!

Eyesrfn - LOL!! I don't think so. The seat was on my friends boat so, I have to buy him a new one.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Well.. I can help you there, Eyesrfn.

Chatman - I prefer to be called Petitely challenged!.......LOL!

river king - Mark, how does your seating compare to the Glyde Ryde?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Our seats are in Bass Pro, Cabelas, BoatUS, and West Marine.

Eyesrfn - LOL! I bet.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Now, Glyde Rydes are pedestal seating?

Chatman - A Tempress seat should be able to bolt right onto a Glyde Ryde frame, the Tempress seats are used on Rangers, and work just fine on the Glyde Ryde system.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Eyesrfn? Just e-mail me at markl@tempress.com and tell me what you need and I will give you a good deal.. OK?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Glyde Ryde Ads have our chair on them.. At least the last one I saw did.

Eyesrfn - Ok, got it thanks Mark!!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Do you have a Glyde Ryde River king?

river king - Yes Mark.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - And what kind of seat is mounted to it?

river king - The original Lund seat.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - OK.. with arm rests?

river king - No, on the armrests, Mark.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Well, our seat will fit on there. And it is comfortable!!

river king - Glyde Rydes are really nice but they will cause you to bust up the ole boat!!

Chatman - Mark, other than new companies taking on the seats, have there been any changes to the seat frame?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Who here has side mounts, rail mounts, or flush mounts on their boats?

Chatman - I had the rail Mounts on my 620 Mark.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Let me finish up on the seat then I will discuss some changes in the mounts

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - OK guys?

Juls - Go ahead Mark.

Chatman - No problem Mark, you're the guest!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - We have two new styles of seats to introduce.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - One is the Profile and the other the Navistyle.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Both are available in the retail market, and you will see them everywhere.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Of course, this we like!

Chatman - Sounds good Mark.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - The profile chair is a up-grade to the our old All-weather chair.

Chatman - And the Navistyle?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - I am sure everyone has seen the all-weather seat or sat in one?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - It has been around for 15+ years!

Chatman - On my last 3 boats....

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - But it now has a none-pinch hinge.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - The profile has the same general shape, but has a lock system built in. When you close the chair it automatically locks.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - There is no more strap to worry about.

Eyesrfn - Cool!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Most people seem to like that..

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - And, it has slip on upholstery!

Eyesrfn - I hate that strap! Every time you want to move.

Chatman - I think that is exactly what my last Ranger had Mark. Is that new to the retail market then?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - The snake? The strap?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Our Navistyle is our premiere seat.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - This is a fully upholstered seat that has a non-pinch 

hinge, lock, and come in unlimited patterns!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - It is available in a low back, mid back, and high back version.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Alumacraft has the only High back Navistyle on the market, so far.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - It's new this year for them and it looks great!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - We are also dabbling in full upholstery.

Chatman - Do you expect any to follow Alumacrafts lead? Or is it just their preference?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - We hope so. Certainly Lund and a few other guys in your part of the World would be nice.

Chatman - I was just thinking of the companies that use a high back style wooden seat frame.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - We do bench seating, butt seats, and folding seats for a number of groups.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - So.. as you see, seating has been big for us this year.

Chatman - Sounds like it. Is the seating end of the business your biggest percentage of sales?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - We have actually grown during this season!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Seating accounts for about 40% of it.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Hatches another 35% and then Fish-On rounds out the product line.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Our Fish-On line is taking off well though.

Chatman - Let's talk about the Fish On line a little. You mentioned some new developments in the rod holders, earlier.

Chatman - What's new since the last chat?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - This is a lead in into who has side mounts, flush mounts, or rail mounts?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Anybody got 'em?

Eyesrfn - Both flush and rail mounts.

Eyesrfn - On my friends boat.

Chatman - As I said before, had the rail mounts on my 620 and several boats before that.

Eyesrfn - Mark, do you have anything like the Ram Rod 2000 holder that sits up in the air?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Well, we have a bunch of add-ons that fit into the mounts.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Good question Eyes.

Roadhunter(IN) - Mark, I had a problem with my fish-on rod holders. I could not get the mount drilled in high enough on the boat so I could turn the rod holder to get it in or out. Is there a secret to this?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - We have in tooling a rod holder extender.

Chatman - Can I get off my chair then?? LOL!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Now don't get excited!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - This is only for fishing purposes!!

Eyesrfn - I won a couple of those Ram Rod 2000. I hate to say it, but I really do like them. I was wondering if you guys have anything similar?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - The holder? Yes Eyes.. and we will have a 6" extension on it soon!

Eyesrfn - Cool! I will look for it. I am looking to buy a new boat next year.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Roadhunter, did you use a flush mount?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - How did you mount it? Rail, side, or flush mount?

Roadhunter(IN) - I used a side mount but the top of my 690 is rounded a bit an I had trouble getting the mount high enough. Should I use a flush mount?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - The flush mount would work if it isn't too rounded.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - You need what I was just talking about. Our new extension for the holder.

Roadhunter(IN) - Cool! I like Fish-On over Ram mounts, because they do not RATTLE! Great product!!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - If you put it up 6", you're in great shape right?

Chatman - Roadhunter, I had the side mount on my 692, and it seemed to be just fine. Where are ya mounting the bases? Front or back of the boat?

Roadhunter(IN) - Exactly Mark!

Roadhunter(IN) - The front of the boat Chatman.

Roadhunter(IN) - Mark - what other new products do you have for next year?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - We have a cup holder that fits into our mounts.

Roadhunter(IN) - That's a good one Mark!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Who would like to put a cup holder in their mount?

Eyesrfn - I would, as long as it's not it the way.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Don't Yell "Got one" Yell "Fish-On!"

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - OK?

sheila - You bet I will!!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - We also have a tool kit holder that fits into the mount.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - It will hold a 7" fillet knife and pliers.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Pretty convenient, huh?

Eyesrfn - Mark, it hangs inside or what?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - We have a slot for it to hang on.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Also, the knife is covered.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - We also have a triple mount rod base.

Eyesrfn - Ok, I will have to look at it. I hate losing the pliers when you need them! LOL!!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - They are coming eyes!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Bass Pro, Cabela's, etc. has picked them up.

eyebanger(OH) - Just got back from GA, striper fishing.

sheila - Mark, I'm heading up to Ohio... and what Fish On things shall I be taking account of (a count of?)

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Just think of all the combinations you can put into the triple mount..

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Right?

sheila - What's a triple mount?

eyebanger(OH) - Been gone for a week.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Triple mount - three mounts on one plastic piece

sheila - For what?

eyebanger(OH) - Don't have any idea what's going on..

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Well.. for rod holders, cup holders, tool kit etc.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - eyebanger - talking about different fish-on products

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - we have rod holders, cup holders, etc.

sheila - Geez, I thought you might have been talking about the "triple mount" I want on my wall one day!

Chatman - The triple will be great for trollers that don't like drilling holes in their boats.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Nope... Sheila.. it's a lot more simple than that!!

Gabby_SD - Mark, will the triple work on a rail mount??

sheila - Are they glued?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Good question Gabby.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Yes it will Gabby.

Gabby_SD - OK!

Tracy - Mark, do you leave the hole down the center so people can add a bolt to the holder?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - That is one reason yes Tracy

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Too much plastic to fill in, for another.

Tracy - Why don't they come that way?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - A bolt works perfect.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - However, you don't need a bolt unless you're fishing for big fish.

Tracy - I had a few break, until we put the bolts through 'em!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - What were you fishing for?

Tracy - Or fishing them a lot.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - True.

Tracy - Muskies, Mark.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - The bolts are a great safety net!

Chatman - Is the problem really big fish? Or the ton of tackle and hard pulling divers and such used for these fish?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - well.. I've seen a few muskie that could do some damage.

Eyesrfn - Not to mention snagging up!!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - All of those factors can contribute to problems.

Tracy - I think they got weak from use, pounding, and weather.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - We use the logic that your line in theory should break before a heavy duty plastic rod holder.

Chatman - Or the drag should slip!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Everybody needs to send us pictures on your big catch.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - We have a fish of the month page on our website.

Eyesrfn - I just visited your site today, Mark.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - You send it -- markl@tempress.com and I will try and put it on.

Chatman - Before we wrap up, lets take a moment to talk about the Golden Chair award for the Fantasy Challenge, Mark.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - And what did you think Eyesrfn?

Eyesrfn - The site looked good.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Thanks. We are actually talking about sinking some more money into it.

Tracy - What is the addy again?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Such a revenue stream... just kidding!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - The Golden Chair Award!

Chatman - Yes sir.

Chatman - How well has the Golden Chair award been received by the anglers involved?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - We have created an award with Walleye Central that unifies three circuits.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - PWT, RCL, and MWC.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Walleye Central has created a Fantasy Fishing Challenge.

Chatman - Can you explain who wins this award each month?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - The challenge is made up from a points system.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Each angler receives points depending on where he/she finishes in the respective tournaments.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - The most points each month, wins the angler of the month.

Chatman - There is info on the home page and the main page of Walleye Central if you want to check it out.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - At the end of the year there will be an angler of the year.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - The Golden Chair will signify the angler of the month and year!

Chatman - The Fantasy Angler challenge is really going well, lots of involvement. When we take the Live Leaderboard on the road, that is one of the biggest topics of discussion at the trailer.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Each winner receives cash plus a fully upholstered chair with the colors of their choice and their names on it!

Tracy - A boat chair?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - You will hear a lot more about it since we are nearing the end of the season.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - The championships.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Tracy, a boat chair, yes.

Chatman - The more people find out how it is structured, the more interest there is. And it is companies like Fish On that make it all possible. For this Mark, we thank you.

Gabby_SD - With boat attached??

Chatman - LOL!

Eyesrfn - How many people are playing ?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Nice1

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - I believe there are 150+ pro anglers.

Chatman - I don't have the numbers in front of me, unfortunately, but Mark is pretty close on available Pro's, as I remember.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - And unlimited numbers available for the fantasy anglers.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Anybody can enter.

Chatman - And, as a fantasy angler, you play along/compete with other Fantasy Anglers. You pick 3 anglers and keep tally of their points. The highest Fantasy Anglers, each month, win prizes too.

Eyesrfn - I will have to check it out, sounds fun.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - just pick your favorite anglers - could be yourself, and see what happens.

Eyesrfn - Any bets on Dunkirk?

Chatman - There is also a write in opening so you can select someone not on the list.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - This is the first year.

Driftr - I have a good bet on Dunkirk, but I'm not telling!!

Tracy - Brumbaugh is due.

Eyesrfn - Oh come on, WINK, WINK!!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Enter Driftr!

Driftr - I have entered.

Chatman - Wow. The hour has come and gone already. Any last questions for Mark tonight?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Are you fishing it Driftr?

Driftr - No Mark.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - I was going to myself, as an amateur.

Driftr - I'm pretty sure I know where the fish will be though ;)

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - I couldn't make it though. These boat builders make it so I have no fun!!! LOL!

Chatman - Ladies and Gentlemen, a warm round of applause for Mark Lozelle of Fish On!!!!

Driftr - Thanks Mark!!!!

Eyesrfn - Nice job Mark! Clap, clap, clap!!

Tracy - Clap, clap, clap!!

eyebanger(OH) - YEA!

Driftr - Clap, clap, clap!!

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - thanks guys..

Chatman - Wahooo! Clap, clap, clap!!!*Standing on his chair*

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - If you have any questions for me just e-mail - markl@tempress.com 

Eyesrfn - You can get off the desk now Chatman! LOL!!

Gabby_SD - Thanks Mark! 

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - If you need products, I can probably help in that department.

Chatman - LOL! That was before....

Eyesrfn - Count on it.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Just limit your requests to a couple..OK?

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - Thanks guys! Enjoy the rest of the week. Please e-mail if you can!

Eyesrfn - Thanks again.

Driftr - Nite all.

Mark Lozelle - Fish On - See you all later, and "Fish-On"

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