His statement makes no sense. Too much resin sniffiinOriginally Posted by bojoe2
"OL sets the record, Fountain breaks it, OL gets it back. It's OL's turn now."
Can't comment on the OL customer that will be driving as have no knowledge of his history. I doubt we are talking your everyday boat customer here. Let Steve David get behind the wheel! A proven driver. Just gotta let him get his deep v feet.
Twin 1900hp motors, 1000# lighter boat............
Damn well better set a new record! If OL can't with that combo, time to hang it up. Only means 1 thing then, the boat is not capable. Might even do more harm.
How many people will buy an OL just because it holds a record? My bet is zero. A person buying one is buying for the quality, 1 off custom made to order. These are not your cheap everyday boats built over nite. I find it hard to believe that will be the deciding factor for a person that is considering an OL. Maybe the $$ spent for this obsesson best spent by going back into the company? I don't know, just thinking out loud.
Not to sound pro Fountain record holder here................ but a record will have a more impact on them as Fountain has more competetors that are in the same/closer playing field of manufacturs more obtainable by your everyday boat owner. Fountain, PQ, Cig, Baja, AT, Formula, etc. You get the idea. But then how many of those makers are involved in this speed title? Hmmm, and all doing JUST FINE w/o this need for the title. Maybe this claim really has no effects on the selling of boats, and is just for the ego of the Mike and Reggie themselves?
Has absolutely NO influnce on my choice.
Maybe I'm just not seeing the real picture here too, at which point ignore all the above.
With that said, wish them the best. Not for attempting a new record, but for doing so safely. If you can call it safely.