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Old 03-26-2008, 12:53 PM
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After a fight of over 2 years,$100,000 in legal fees and a lot of hard work by a small group that believed passionately that we were right,the judge ruled today,over 6 months after the Sept trial. We lost,he ruled in favor of the Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Alabama Power Company. We knew going in it would be an uphill fight,but the 6 of us that filed the suit believed that since we were right,then right would prevail. We were wrong,it's over. I want to thank everyone from OSO that contributed,no mattter how small an amount. If it wasn't for the grass roots efforts,we never would have gotten this far. Word on the street was we were going to win,but it did not happen. It's over. A very sad day for the high performance and large boat industry,dealers,and owners. If anyone doesn't know the background,do a search here,or just goggle Alabama boat ban. If i get into details here,I will probrably say something I will regret,as I am so mad now. Thanks for listening to my rant.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:12 PM
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That's so wrong.
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That sure does suckI hope this does not become a president for the rest of the country.
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IM TRUELY SORRY...we all apprieciate your efforts...
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Sorry to hear . This is terrible news for the boating industry on all levels.
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yea that really sucks....what are they coing to save us from next....
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I really hate to hear that.. I was really pulling for you guys As was everybody else on this board I am sure !!!

Even though it doesn't directly effect my boating ( Yet ) I really want to say THANKS for the time & effort you guys put into this !!!
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I was pulling for you guys............and so was my wallet albeit not much.
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yea that really sucks....what are they coing to save us from next....
They saved us from my friend's old 271 that runs 63 mph,and is banned.But my other friend's HTM24 cat that runs 138 mph is legal. I feel safer already
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