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Old 03-15-2004, 09:54 PM
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Old 03-15-2004, 09:56 PM
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last was a prototype boat
 
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Old 03-15-2004, 09:57 PM
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Reggie's idea of a meow boat
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Old 03-15-2004, 09:58 PM
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so now I am wondering why insurance rates are SO HIGH FOR BOATERS


How many boater have claims for broken drives? Or stolen boats? I bet that has a big part in the rates also.
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Old 03-15-2004, 10:03 PM
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a rare Foutain Spitfire
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Old 03-15-2004, 10:05 PM
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exactly Mr. Capo....the main reason for high insurance rates are tons of claims....LOTS OF FRAUD TOO
 
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Old 03-15-2004, 10:10 PM
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anyone up for the "History of Reggie?
Reggie Fountain entered his first boat race in 1954 at the age of 14. He moved quickly into professional competition in 1970, and set many world records and won many championships. In 1978 he retired from active competition to begin an extensive research and development testing program commissioned by Mercury Marine. He started with a 31-foot V-bottom Excalibur Boat, and modified it extensively to improve both the handling and acceleration. This was the start of what is now Fountain Powerboats. In addition to world-renowned sport boats, Reggie Fountain has also developed a successful line of outboard and stern drive fishing boats. Fountain personally masterminds all engineering and product Research and Development within the company. He was among the first to use bi- and tri-directional glass along with lightweight coring material, and was also one of the first to successfully utilize a notch transom, pad keel running surface for improved handling and performance. Once a hull mold is created, Fountain performs all initial on-the-water testing and then collaborates with his staff on interior design and graphic styling. He still logs approximately 1,000 hours a year on the water. In 1990, Reggie Fountain returned to racing to set the V-bottom world speed record twice. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with degrees in Business and Law.
 
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Old 03-15-2004, 10:10 PM
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....thousands of car casualties....thousands of aviation casualties....500 or so boating casualties?
One glitch in those figures is the fact that in ONE day a commercial airliner will travel more miles and carry more people than my boat will probably see in a life time . Similar , but less extreme results could be found for automotive transportation.
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...Foutains started off way back ago from a 31' Excaliber!
 
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Old 03-15-2004, 10:13 PM
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31" Excaliber
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