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Old 04-11-2007, 04:34 PM
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What a shame - The folks built such an awesome cat (Miss Gieco) and they are all split up and moved out. Does anyone know what happened to them?

Note * just the hull - Turbine Marine did EVERYTHING ELSE

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What a shame - The folks built such an awesome cat (Miss Gieco) and they are all split up and moved out. Does anyone know what happened to them?
Anything left there in Vermilion?
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Not sure about the molds but I know where this is.


http://www.pier57.com/200550airbornemarine.htm
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Last I heard, the molds were in California. And what about Airborne, Randy Linebach's boats? Who has those molds and are they being built.
I thought Pete (Skater) bought / acquired the Airborne 55' mold back some time ago?
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I saw the hauler for the P1-1 Platinum race team heading down PCH last week.
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I thought Pete (Skater) bought / acquired the Airborne 55' mold back some time ago?

i heard that as well
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wait they cant be done, can they? Platinum Princess was a new boat, and that isnt hardly old...whats the deal?
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Spoke to Vernon Gilbert (sound like the money or new owner) last week. He is going to get the molds out of Vermilion and haul them to CAL - but - they will outsource the building of the boats and do the rigging in-house. I worked for Turbine Marine in March for a week and a half. That boat is one of the last. Problem is the cost of building the hull and the real collapse was the two partners split Trost and Dyke. I would guess it was quality (German) against cost...By the way, working for TB marine was HELL
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I saw the hauler for the P1-1 Platinum race team heading down PCH last week.
The Princess/Miss G is owned and campaigned by AMF/Turbine Marine. They bought the BEAR HULL and rigged it with 2 Turbines. Carmen and Scott due some great work as I worked with them for 10 days in March 07!!
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