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Old 11-05-2002, 08:00 PM
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I think Eli went out of business. I did a series entitled "A Legacy of Thirteen" for Long Island Boating World like back in 93. I met with most of the 13 builders on Long Island and visited most of the factories. It was quite an education. At that time, Long Island had the highest per capita number of boat and engine builders in the country believe it or not.

Most of the builders went out of business or moved. Remember that Tom Fexis design that Cape Dory was going to introduce? Two hulls and decks sat unfinished and uncovered in Boat Land for years before Pauli bought it for SeaRay.

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Old 11-05-2002, 08:20 PM
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Yea since 1998 performance boats have taken over my life - haha. When I visited Spectre I could not believe they built those awesome cats in that tiny building (they've moved now) and the first Cigarette trip I thought I was going to pass out I was so excited. Pantera was the cleanest and Fountain by far the largest factory I've been in. Sonic had tons of big boats being built and Warlock had tomatoe cans everywhere. I could not figure out what was the deal. As I got smarter about boats I figured out they have no wet out systems, chopper guns or anything. They pour the resin in the tomatoe cans , add the mek and the resin has to kick off. I guess that's why Warlock has practically no hull problems. I'll shut up now............BH
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Warlock had tomatoe cans everywhere. I could not figure out what was the deal. As I got smarter about boats I figured out they have no wet out systems, chopper guns or anything. They pour the resin in the tomatoe cans , add the mek and the resin has to kick off. I guess that's why Warlock has practically no hull problems. I'll shut up now............BH
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Old 11-05-2002, 09:17 PM
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DONZI..Not as extravagent as I thought it would be,but gorgeous boats take you to a new level.
SPECTRE..Yeah,It`s small but packs a punch when u see those cats roll out.....Jay proves you don`t need some state of the art facility to produce a high end product.
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Old 11-06-2002, 07:47 AM
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I've only been to PowerQuest and Active Thunder. Both were much smaller that I thought they would be.
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Old T'n'T on US 1
CMI (headers) - crowded, but very cool
CORSA - Fantastic operation
Formula - Two thumbs up - spectacular.
Eliminator - Also very nice, but smaller.
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Hmmm.... More than I thought.
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I have only been to one ------ OUTERLIMITS.

It was not what I expected at all, very unassuming. You would never know that they build some of the world's finest offshore boats there just by casually driving by. It is tucked away in little old Bristol, RI.
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cigarette , apache , donzi , powerplay , chris craft , tiara,marada ,
 
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