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Old 06-29-2007, 09:24 AM
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As far as the "Cat Killer" goes...... who cares?

But the chart below is far more interesting. Anybody know what it is?

Bad news for equity investors but good news for those with secured positions like Brunswick?
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It looks to me like a "Who gives a chit Chart" !!! Cat Killer ,, a legend in his own mind !!

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Not sure what the chart is but I'm pretty certain it's not;



A. Reggie's hair dye consumption

B. Quantity of gold chains being shipped to the Fountain plant

C. Historical output of the Fountain self-promotion BS machine
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But the chart below is far more interesting. Anybody know what it is?
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But the chart below is far more interesting. Anybody know what it is?

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I am confident if competitive mfgs had to publibly post there earnings Fountain would look great on paper. Perhaps that's why so many of them have changed ownership so many times. It sure would be nice if they went back private!! Not to many people out there that have been building performance boats under one owner for 27 years.

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I could agree with that ,,, It's tough to be in the Boat Bus. :

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I am confident if competitive mfgs had to publibly post there earnings Fountain would look great on paper. Perhaps that's why so many of them have changed ownership so many times. It sure would be nice if they went back private!! Not to many people out there that have been building performance boats under one owner for 27 years.

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Ya know kids, he's right. How 'boat your Cigs, Apaches, Bajas, Donzis, etc, etc.

Give props where it's due. PR machine gets WAAAAY out of hand, but some of that "over the top" attitude has helped sales over the years, methinks.

Looking forward to seeing the boat, Scott.

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when you are on the top, everyone will either want to be your friend or talk ****! same story...
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I am confident if competitive mfgs had to publibly post there earnings Fountain would look great on paper. Perhaps that's why so many of them have changed ownership so many times. It sure would be nice if they went back private!! Not to many people out there that have been building performance boats under one owner for 27 years.

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With all due respect, and your experience and quality dealership has earned at least that:

Many boat companies are just as old (or older), privately and/or publicly held, and equally or more prosperous than "ol' RM's" enterprize. This silly spin about "never having been bankrupt", is just that...spin. You only have to look across Lake Michigan to find a company that is more technologically advanced, more prosperous, in business longer with single ownership, and less self aggrandizing than the topic at hand.

Wall Street could care less about race wins, the condition of other companies, "softness in the market", etc, etc. This is about business. Either you make money for investors, or you don't, and your stock price reflects the faith that the financial community puts in you as a businessman, not as an "icon". Currently the trend is gloomy. I hope for both the investor's and management's sake that a true change in direction, sales penetration, and business planning is in the works. Sadly, simply buying the first 5 pages of Powerboat Magazine and a lot of chest thumping no longer constitutes an "enlightened" marketing effort in the performance marine business.

I wish Shogren and all boating related businesses the best of luck, for without them the future of our hobby is certainly in jeopardy, but, just as offshore racing and Poker Runs need continual self assessment, so too, do our hi performance "legends".

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