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Old 01-23-2004, 11:31 PM
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Decent show, but not great. It's still nice to get out of the cold and snow of winter and sniff the new vinyl and figerglass. No Cigs, Sonics, Checks etc- the performance end was a little thin.
Usual display of Bajas, Formulas, Sunsation, Envision, Black Thunder, & Powerquests (Rod Dash is there with Powerquest- always a true gentleman!). Saw Wyatt Fountain with a couple of nice boats at their display (29 and 42, along with a 38 Super Cruiser).
It was nice to visit with Marc Blondin (boatme) and see the Nor-Tech- impressive boat with NA power.
Unless the spec sheet was printed wrong, I was curious to the very smallish 100 gallon tank in a twin BBC-equipped Sunsation. You can go offshore, but you ain't comin' back...............
Oh- and BTW, no Apaches..........
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We got to show late so we missed some of the boats. I did get a couple of pictures.
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Boatme working hard!!!!!!!! Maybe he was shinning up John Gardner's beautiful Nor Tech. Actually I think they were watching this years SOTW DVD. Very cool DVD.
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Our new local Fountain dealer, Shogren Performance Marine, had a nice display. Scott Shogren and Keivin Mulvaney took the time to show us all the new features on Fountains these days. I just wish they hadn't showed my wife the 38' express crusier. Yes she really liked it!!!!! 63 mph with two 496's is impressive. I'll look great in one of those when I'm 80.
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Our new local Fountain dealer, Shogren Performance Marine, had a nice display. Scott Shogren and Kevin Mulvaney took the time to show us all the new features on Fountains these days. I just wish they hadn't showed my wife the 38' express cruiser. Yes she really liked it!!!!! 63 mph with two 496's is impressive. I'll look great in one of those when I'm 80.
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