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Old 03-19-2008, 11:27 PM
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Rumor is that the Dragon will now be called the Dragonzi.



Best wishes to Craig, Donzi and Dragon.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:33 PM
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Sounds very interesting and this should bring some exciting stuff.
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I am reminded of the article in Powerboat about 2 years ago where the owner of Donzi said the small manufacturers were not good for the industry and should be regulated out of business.

I may not be using his exact words but close enough.
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:32 AM
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2112,

If you're talking about the long Q & A in Powerboat with Donzi CEO Lee Kimmell, I "wrote" (as much as anyone writes a Q & A) it. I don't have the article in front of me, but I am relatively sure he didn't say or imply anything of the sort.

Maybe it was another magazine (my piece on Kimmell was several years ago). Our conversation ranged far and wide, and even got a little heated a few times, but I just don't recall him saying anything about small builders hurting the industry, much less suggesting they be "regulated out of business."

I will check, though, because if I'm wrong my memory is more shot than I think it is.
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I will check, though, because if I'm wrong my memory is more shot than I think it is.


Matt......would you be surprised?
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2112,

If you're talking about the long Q & A in Powerboat with Donzi CEO Lee Kimmell, I "wrote" (as much as anyone writes a Q & A) it. I don't have the article in front of me, but I am relatively sure he didn't say or imply anything of the sort.

Maybe it was another magazine (my piece on Kimmell was several years ago). Our conversation ranged far and wide, and even got a little heated a few times, but I just don't recall him saying anything about small builders hurting the industry, much less suggesting they be "regulated out of business."

I will check, though, because if I'm wrong my memory is more shot than I think it is.
I would appreciate you looking, as although I have subscribed for 19 years, I don't save them. It was your article BTW.

If I misinterpreted his comments, I will eat my words but I was worked up enough at the time I contemplated writing the editor as I have owned two boats built by small builders and they were of a much higher quality than my "production" boat.
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I dont think the boat achieved a new standard in Vee bottom performance, while being built with the lastest technology, it isnt the fastest slickest design. Some will claim how competitive it is racing but that is in bracketed classes. it never broke out in the major league field of Skater, Fountain,or Donzi for that matter, in the ranks of Super Vee.

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Did somebody say shots???????
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Congrats CB!!!!!!
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