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Old 07-01-2008, 02:41 PM
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Goddam, Poodle, it must be esp!
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:43 PM
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and contenders run yamaha's mostly? Aren't the mercs 4 stroke o/b yamaha design?
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Older Merc 4 strokes were Yammies.. The new ones are their own design AFAIK...
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Anyone who has been in the boat bidness more that 40 years has been down the shi**er at least once. Margins are not conducive to laying up large hunks of cash. In the past, we have relied on Prohibition, smuggling, etc., to bail us out. Don't know what they are going to di this time.
Classic statement Brownie. Only thing to smuggle these days is people. But, the cubans have a lock on that market. At 25K a head it's a profitable racket.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:55 PM
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if you can do this with an old mustange...there is possibilities, the automakers are just to busy trying to CYA to make progress...technology eventually will turn the economy around


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My question is why would brunswick be interested in contender anyhow. Is contender doing that poorly financially?
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No, not the issue.. HUGE source of transom slots though....
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It is possible we will not know the actual situation with the Economy till after the Election,which is not far off. This is how the Democrats get elected (whine and cry us right into a recession,and the press and CNN runs right along with it .After the election it could all go away. Sorry for long post.
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I think some of the boat builders like Cigarette, Outerlimits, Skater, MTI, etc... are still going to have strong sales. They all have a serious following and most of their buyers have unlimited funds.
Exception to your theory is that all of the boat builders listed don't produce 150 boats a year combined! Boat production is still based on quantity, as in produce none and make none ($).
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