Another way to look at it is that when high gas prices and a stumbling economy cast doubt on the entire Offshore Performance Boating business model, most CEO's sat back and accepted the inevitable while a fireball from NC got off his A** and churned out poker run videos in a last ditch attempt to target the high rollars who were flocking to cats because of their obvious speed advantages.
This is the same fireball ceo who nearing the age of 70 strapped himself into a 3000+ hp machine and went faster than any human has ever gone before or since in a V bottom in order to prove the fact that his company makes the fastest V's on the planet.
Reggie has won more races himself, built more wining race baots, has broken more offshore speed records , and sold more offshore boats than any other person on the panet.
Cast all the stones you want at Reggie but take a look in the mirror and compare your own contributions to the sport before you do.
The Beak be gone
As for what he has done for the industry, no one is doubting that, but if you think for one second he didnt do all that to win and make money your sadly mistaken, and for a while it worked. but I bet the 450 employees would rather have a job than watch him spend hundreds of thousands to go 2 mph faster.
Last edited by offshoredrillin; 08-27-2009 at 08:47 AM.
As for your relentless campaign of hate against the man, he must have really pissed in your wheaties to justify all these anti-Reggie posts. I'd love to hear the story
The Beak be gone
Hows this for imagination..... SCOTT SJOGREN for PRESIDENT of the new FOUNTAIN POWERBOATS!
Point is my boat is disposable, never would think it was worth anything. Didn't buy it because it was "something" It is just a boat, if I found that it was rotten (probably is) and that made it unsafe would not hesitate to send it to the shredder!
I would replace it with a single outboard deck boat that was 3 or 4 years old.
Even though I think that no one would believe me, I could walk into Mr. Braver's shop and walk out with a new model if I so chose and was willing to make payments. But that is just plain crazy and the only way I would buy that was if I could just as easily take all the $$ dump it into a 55 gallon barrel and set it on fire and not affect my standard of living.
But...Who cares ?
I was just trying to understand your point....
For what it's worth...I like Fountains and HATE to hear all these guys loosing jobs and the creditors getting screwed
I just have an issue with Reggies marketing and some of the Kool-aid club...
I see "Ohio Steel" is for sale...Now, THAT is a Bad-Azz Fountain
Last edited by birdog; 08-27-2009 at 11:16 AM.
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