i guess only time will tell if OL breaks the record with Reggies help, but in my opinion there would have to be an Astrics at the record!
Also, was the fountain boat that currently holds the record built at fountain or was it one of the skater laid up boats? I've heard a few of the cat killers or fountain kilo boats were skater built, but i never really did hear all the facts from any credible sources.
i think Reggie is the man, so this isnt Reggie hatin, i also think really highly of OL, and every aspect of OL
1. They couldn't break it when they attempted it.
2. It's been 6 years since the last attempt.
3. The man who currently holds the record can be of value to anyone trying to break the record
Please, enlighten everyone
"Friends don't let friends roll around in trash cans" - OSO Steve
I know this chase for the elusive record makes for great fodder for this gabfest, but I never understood the value in it.
The object of a boat building company is to sell boats to the public and I dont get how throwing a ton of HP into a speciallized hull aids any of that.
Going 200 in a V bottom for 2 seconds under perfect water coditions is hardly the measure of the product sold to the public.
I suspect that attitude added to the demise in some part, of the company that holds the record.
just my .02
For the record, Mike Fiore never said or in any way implied during our hour-long interview (doing a story on Outerlimits that will appear on Boats.com next month) that Reggie Fountain would be helping him with his planned kilo record efforts. So while it's interesting to talk about, at this point it's nothing more than pure speculation because, again, he gave no indication that was part of his plan.
When I read stuff like this I think of the other side of the coin.
Firstly I dont think you sell one boat by going 180 plus in a custom made,custom powered specialized piece of equipment.
But what you do accomplish is putting 3 groups of people at risk for no real gain.
The obvious group is the immediate families of whoever is in the boat.
The next group is the employees of the company whose income depends on the general good health of the business as well as its owner.
The third group is the existing current owners of that brand of boat. You already have their money but you cant forget that the value of their toy depends on the future existence of the manufacturer and the continued service and product coming forward year after year.
Some company executives arent even allowed to fly in the same plane, let alone attempt 200 mph in an overpowered boat.
With that all being said, I find all this worrisome with respect to the three groups mentioned.
Its real cool to sit on here and cheer them on .
I wish the best for them.........stay home and keep making great boats. This year next year and forever.
OL doesnt have to prove anything to anyone regarding all this considering the risk involved.
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