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Old 12-11-2010, 08:10 AM
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Following Reggie is amazing, never boring. All of this talk about him starting off on another company, new boats, limited/custom/possibly cheaper?

It made me think of another out, rather evolutionary, different, new.

Statement! Are they chopped liver, and everyone is waiting for a Reggie Boat?

The discussions the last two years were mostly about so many brands, too much saturation in a shrinking market. One problem going forward is not enough product at the lower/starting end.

There will always be a demand from Baja-Checkmate-Cigg and all the custom boats in between. I believe if you want longevity, you'll need starter boats.

For Reggie, he could do a few custom boats per year.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:43 AM
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Best of luck Reggie, I bought two new boats from you. I order a new 97 454 29 that was probable the most fun boat I ever owned once I learnd how to run it,HaHa. In 2000 I bought a new 35 with 500's that I really enjoyed. Thanks for all you have done for our sport and I can't wait to see what is next.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:48 AM
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i'd be really surprised if he didnt get involved with Frisini ASAP
Interesting point....but I cant see Reggie doing anything as a partner......his way or no way.

Cant see people lining up to be his partner either. Most here know what he is all about. Not a negative comment, just a fact.

I wish him the very best.
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Following Reggie is amazing, never boring. All of this talk about him starting off on another company, new boats, limited/custom/possibly cheaper?

It made me think of another out, rather evolutionary, different, new.

Statement! Are they chopped liver, and everyone is waiting for a Reggie Boat?

The discussions the last two years were mostly about so many brands, too much saturation in a shrinking market. One problem going forward is not enough product at the lower/starting end.

There will always be a demand from Baja-Checkmate-Cigg and all the custom boats in between. I believe if you want longevity, you'll need starter boats.

For Reggie, he could do a few custom boats per year.

Demand isn't 5% of what it was 5 years ago for new performance boats. Reggie is a legend and has a barn full of trophies. He is easy to pick fun at until he looks you square in the eye and asks "how many trophies do you have?"

At his age, he should just retire, enjoy life and look back on a successful career! The guy is 69 years old and really has nothing to prove to anyone.

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Old 12-11-2010, 09:38 AM
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This is similar to the car racing worlds Simson racing when Bill left and started impact racing.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:41 AM
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:45 AM
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i'd be really surprised if he didnt get involved with Frisini ASAP
Frisini couldn't keep Jay Pilini involved so they certainly couldn't entertain Reggie for a cup of coffee nevermind employment.


Frisini is assembling a lot of fractured boat manufacturers (at discount prices) but really hasn't come up with a plan to SELL boats. Like in real estate, you can fix up a house but you can't fix up a neighborhood!
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:08 AM
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At his age, he should just retire, enjoy life and look back on a successful career!
I didn't want to say it but I agree. Assuming that he is now a wealthy man. I'd be looking at land in Hawaii and spending my time island hopping in a big as s Foutain Powerboat.....
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:20 AM
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Interesting point....but I cant see Reggie doing anything as a partner......his way or no way.

Cant see people lining up to be his partner either. Most here know what he is all about. Not a negative comment, just a fact.

I wish him the very best.
Very accurate assessment......I think most people would have thought he had a pretty good gig with the Liberty Deal but it's just not Reggie's style.....as far as retiring, I don't think that concept exists in his DNA
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:53 AM
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I think a big sign to Reggie's future will be if his son resigns from Fountian in the next couple of months. If he does, I would speculate that Reggie has something up his black nylon sleeve.
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