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Old 09-26-2011, 03:33 PM
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My guess is find a field where he can be financially successful adjusted for these days and times and then...

Do whatever he wanted like it seemed he did back then...

Well in these times he'd never look into horses that's for sure either....
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Great responses, thanks. What do you think would be the closest example of what Don would be doing today.......????

Cigarette, Fountain, MTI, Magnum, or any other boat co out there......or...as we noted the winner of the open ocean race yesterday was a 43 foot Outerlimits....is this closest to what you could see him doing??
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:25 PM
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He'd definitely been into step bottomed boats,, hell they were around in WW2 on Torpedo and PT boats already so nothing new to him there.
FYI Less than 2 miles from me we have a step bottomed Torpedo boat on display...
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Yes, we all know step hulls have exisited for a long time. I glad to hear there is a step bottom torpedo boat in Finland. What do any of your replies have to do with the original question ?
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Great responses, thanks. What do you think would be the closest example of what Don would be doing today.......????

Cigarette, Fountain, MTI, Magnum, or any other boat co out there......or...as we noted the winner of the open ocean race yesterday was a 43 foot Outerlimits....is this closest to what you could see him doing??
That boat is gorgeous. Like Don was in his day, Outerlimits is ahead of their time today.........
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That boat is gorgeous. Like Don was in his day, Outerlimits is ahead of their time today.........
Okay, we have established Outerlimits as being the company that comes closest to what Don would be doing today. Plus they don't hesitate to test their products in real ocean conditions.

And Mike Fiore is himself a real racer, who knows how to test his products and make the changes, like Don did.

Now who would be considered a close second.......who else is making their boats to be the leaders in the current market, either in design or the ability to really run in the open ocean??
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i personally do not think the new cigarettes are any better than a lot of the other stuff out there today, but i do think they command the money because of the name. the rigging, performance, construction, etc., is not that much, if any better than most of their competition. its like a rolex, not the best time keeping piece, but the name is world renowned so people buy it.
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I think mystic makes the best hull in the world. Do they count?
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You know cosker is from meriden??? He had just gotten out of marine design school, was looking for a job as a youngster and Chris from OP told him to get lost haha
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By now he would have started, sold and resold 196 boat companies!
thats the 1st thought I had on the Q. Brownie great job on the SM gen 2s and 3s , they last forever!!
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