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Old 09-27-2011, 02:18 PM
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I have nothing negative to say about Innovation they have a great reputaion.
The heart of their performance division that brought all the awards and plaques was built by Ron Potter and his crew. He left Innovation and went to Nor-Tech and built their motor program to be the best in the business and now his own shop.

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I have nothing negative to say about Innovation.
However, the heart of their performance division that all the awards and plaques are based on revolved around Ron Potter and his crew. He left Innovation and went to Nor-Tech and built their motor program to be the best in the business and now is his own shop.
My father was in the process of building a new set of Dart 540cu.in. EFI motors when he passed away. I took the motors to Innovation (2008). They disassembled, and re-assembled, and dynoed the motors for me. They were a pleasure to deal with, and I was truly impressed and pleased with the work that they performed. They know what they are doing (in a positive way).
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My 540/600's are over 600 hours, with only a valve spring replacement to this point. Very helpful company, with no corporate ego or chest-beating. Their work speaks for itself.
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Was just there today, extremely nice guys, and a beautiful top notch facility. Worth taking a look at.
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Its nice to see and read so many positive comments and accolades for a marine performance company! Innovation is worth the praise and they have definitly earned their well deserved reputation. My hats off to them!
All that US Taxpayer money did not hurt their efforts and investment either. They were very smart, found a nice specialized market and made a ton of money doing it ! Now a lot of marine performance boaters can benefit from that investment! Bravo!

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Our tax dollars truely at work, eh Ray?
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Its nice to see and read so many positive comments and accolades for a marine performance company! Innovation is worth the praise and they have definitly earned their well deserved reputation. My hats off to them!
All that US Taxpayer money did not hurt their efforts and investment either. They were very smart, found a nice specialized market and made a ton of money doing it ! Now a lot of marine performance boaters can benefit from that investment! Bravo!

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Nice to hear our tax dollars at work with something that all of us enjoy doing as opposed to all the BS entitlement programs.
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Yep! that's what I call real "Job Creation" spending measure! A taxpayer investment with a real return!

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I think they've built a number of engines for the Military. Engines that simply could not fail. Some of them were MONSTERS
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I have one of the 647 cid aluminum navy engines, rebuilt by Innovation's lead engine builder for 2 decades. now retired with his own one man shop in Bean Station, Tennessee. Robert Mishko, Rocky Summit Performance. A quiet one man shop, of the highest level. He recently restored a 1918 Hispano-Suiza aircraft engine for an early Gold Cup raceboat project. Very talented, gifted and productive guy.
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