It means that all of our products are made 100% in America and sourced from 100% American components. We are not simply “American owned” or “Assembled in America.” At Ketch Products we take pride in American craftsmanship and strive to offer the discerning sportsman a superior American made alternative to cheap foreign outsourced products.
Every Ketch “No Bunk” Board is individually serialized and embedded with a unique SQRC code. The code can be scanned at tournament check in to ensure anglers are using an approved device, and can also be scanned through photographs to ensure that anglers are using the same board that was scanned at check in. The SQRC tag has password protected information that can only be read by using a special scanner at Ketch’s world headquarters meaning that they cannot be replicated. This prevent anglers from modifying or creating counterfeit devices to make fish look bigger.
We always use dark colors to provide a high contract backdrop for the engraving. The green board does look black from a distance, but in light it has a rich alpine green color with enough metal flake to make the bass boat crowd blush. If you won’t take our word for it check out this 15 second video demo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvoENkRnavA
It floats about as well as a brick, but all 2018 models have lanyard holes to secure your bump board to your vessel, so don’t fret.
For large orders of 20 or more units we will do some custom engraving on our 4 standard colors. Custom colors can also be done, but the lot charge for custom color coating is fairly significant, so it’s not recommended for orders under 100 units.
While our products are available in some select Midwest bait and tackle shops, we are primarily sold online direct to consumer. We want to pass the value onto our customers and if we priced to sell to retailers the products would be about 50% more expensive.
While absolute accuracy isn’t necessary, it is a nice by product of the actual goal; consistency. Current product offerings are not subject to quality control testing and thus manufacturers can’t even guarantee the accuracy of their own product, let alone consistency with the rest of the market. The idea was to gt everyone measuring with the same ruler. While we’ve observed tolerances as awful as +/-3/16” on our competitor’s products we internally test to ensure our product is accurate to +/-.005”.