The Summer 2009 collapse of Piantedosi was a scandal and a serious disruption to the rowing community. It's a great reminder of why businesses like CLC should never rely on just one supplier of a popular product. We have several marine plywood suppliers, for example. But there was just one Piantedosi for sliding seat units. His operation has been a train wreck for years, finally unraveling for the last time over the summer.
Fortunately for everyone, some adults stepped in, acquired his business, and shipments have resumed. We got 30 of them yesterday, modeled below by Ed and myself. So if you've been waiting, yours is already in the mail. If you need one soon, waits should once again be reasonable, anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.