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Old 02-02-2006, 11:16 AM   #501
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Cigarette-Skater.....Somethings cooking!
Sure is they are going after the V record.
Reggie better get better glue to his Tupé for his next record run...
IMO that looks like a Cig Althought built by Skater.
Seems Skater does all the record boats...
How was it with the Fountains latest was it inhouse or a Skater made too?

I would love to see that boat running in UIM-classes or something.
Cig back in Racing.
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Old 02-02-2006, 01:30 PM   #502
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That Cig Skater is just gorgeous. And I want one.
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:00 AM   #503
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Totally white it looks like a whale.
Here is it's sleek sister, bring your own harpoon!
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:02 AM   #504
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:35 AM   #505
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Those damn Fountains are at it again......fast bastids!
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Old 03-02-2006, 06:13 AM   #506
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Seems Skater does all the record boats...
How was it with the Fountains latest was it inhouse or a Skater made too?
The latest Fountain Kilo boat was laid up in house at Fountain. It's been a good while since a Fountain came out of a mold at Skater.
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Old 03-02-2006, 01:30 PM   #507
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Or use it on your boats that you produce and race?



"Thunder was heard across the Pamlico at 7:00am as Reggie Fountain, CEO and President of Fountain Powerboats and Ben Robertson took their 42 foot Fountain onto the kilo course setting a first pass speed of 166.407mph and then making a blistering second pass speed of 177.359mph for a new world Super Boat International Productions, SBIP, record of 171.883mph. The American Power Boat Association/UIM, APBA/UIM, record of 171.004. This new record eclipsed the old record by over 10mph.




Hint:The record books and racing records which are the hard cold facts say different.



Again, english is key, try using it.
I think you are trying to state these companies move here because of cheap labor which shows complete ignorance. If cheap labor was the reason then they would have gone to China or India. I know the workers in the local Ford plant here pull down well over $100,000 a year. That's cheap labor?
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Regarding world records in numbers of championships national or internatinal I bet Finnish ARGO Boats and their owner Fabritius Brothers has more records than the US builders combined.
And Bytheway Find me the record you state in the UIM record list.

And yes English is the key.
If you can´t make formal to understandable I´m just sorry for you.

Regarding cheap labour it´s cheap when it´s good enough so that you don´t have to redo or in the Chinese Tankers case REweld Every seam here locally.
So Yes US is Cheap labour in my eyes.
Thats prolly why Nor-Tech also moved overthere being Swedish/Norwegian first and making Cigarette Splashes.

But yes enough of this pissing contest as I dont want to humiliate you no more IMO.
Prolly you haven´t even heard of Argo boats, those around racing have on the other hand.

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Old 03-02-2006, 01:44 PM   #508
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This is your last warning Mikey!
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:53 PM   #509
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easy tiger you been eating to much red meat
Not possible!!!! but i'd give it a go.... got to get in practice for Miami, 6 nights of the outback steak house, kookaburra wings here I come!!!!!! Probably the odd shooters for lunch though, and Jonni's paying!
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Old 09-02-2006, 01:51 AM   #510
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I e-mailed Argo and asked about their world records...

Argo,
I am curious if you hold any world speed records?
Thanks


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Not yet!

Cheers, Ben




So much for that.
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Old 09-02-2006, 01:52 AM   #511
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For F*ck's sake, will you two stop it!!

Thread now Locked, well done!
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Old 26-05-2006, 12:05 PM   #512
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Re-opened this previously 'Locked' thread, now that the cause of most of the trouble has gone!

Thought I'd bring this thread 'back to the top', as it was a great thread, if that is, you can ignore all the bollox from MikeyFIN.

Some of the newer members may not have seen it, so, enjoy.

Another cool thread about US boating can be seen Here
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Old 26-05-2006, 01:12 PM   #513
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..... about the US bating scene can be seen ..
Coool... a whole thread devoted to bating our 'Merkin cousins... where do I sign up?
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Old 27-05-2006, 12:33 AM   #515
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Coool... a whole thread devoted to bating our 'Merkin cousins... where do I sign up?
At the Apache booth!!
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Old 27-05-2006, 01:10 AM   #516
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Coool... a whole thread devoted to bating our 'Merkin cousins... where do I sign up?
What's 'bating' or have I biten?
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Old 27-05-2006, 01:14 AM   #517
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What's 'bating' or have I biten?
Well spotted!

Them ribbers really are nobbers!
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Old 27-05-2006, 05:31 AM   #518
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As with a lot of you guys I went to the Miami boat show in Feb and tried most of the big boats on the water and came away convinced that the Velocity 36 was a very sweet boat clocking just over 80mph on the GPS with twin 496 mercs which frankly shocked us ( I have that on vid, don't ask me to download it onto this site as I haven't the knowledge but could probably find someone who could). So, I would appreciate the opinion of our friends in the USA as to their thinking on Velocity because we are close to getting one. I have also just been on their site - again - and they have a new 410 - see pic - which they claim can do over the ton!
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