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Old 05-19-2004, 09:50 PM
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The top three look natural to me......
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Just to clarify a few things.

Merrit is very knowledgable about both the boat and the sport. She drives, docks, and can even trailer it, which is more than I can say for many of our guy customers.
She doesn't know how to rig or repair the boat, but she doesn't need to, as she pays us very well to do it.
To date, she has piloted the boat in the high 140's, and is learning fast.
She is genuinely a very good girl, so good, in fact, that she would never look at pictures of any of you and make ridiculous assumptions.
Instead of criticizing her, you girls should be happy that she's participating, tastefully, in the sport. Maybe even try introducing yourselves and offering some tips, as you all are so avid in the sport.


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Just to clarify a few things.

Merrit is very knowledgable about both the boat and the sport. She drives, docks, and can even trailer it, which is more than I can say for many of our guy customers.
She doesn't know how to rig or repair the boat, but she doesn't need to, as she pays us very well to do it.
To date, she has piloted the boat in the high 140's, and is learning fast.
She is genuinely a very good girl, so good, in fact, that she would never look at pictures of any of you and make ridiculous assumptions.
Instead of criticizing her, you girls should be happy that she's participating, tastefully, in the sport. Maybe even try introducing yourselves and offering some tips, as you all are so avid in the sport.
It's judgements like this that keep certain people from taking you all seriously.

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..............nuff said!!
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A lot of aftermarket products are better than the OEM version. That's a FACT!!!!
I've never seen gravity effect car parts Norty!.........
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It's judgments like this that keep certain people from taking you all seriously............................
Funny... I didn't see this line in the original post from TMP... is this your embellishment Phantom1?..........
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.... women make up about .001% of the sport...
That 0.001% is the space where they co-sign the loan.
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No, I edited that, as I didn't want my post to sound offensive, but it bothers me that a person is judged completely inaccurately, by people who have never met them, from only a few pictures. Then, these same people post negatively about this person on a board she doesn't normally read, so she can't defend herself. It seems like a cheap shot. Stuff like this only hurts the sport.
By the way, look for Merritt to break PRA's fastest women record very soon.

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I disagree.

When we were selling high perf boats, I would say that closer to 35% of the decision-makers were female. Yes, the husband may have narrowed down the boats he wanted to buy, but the ultimate decision often rested on the female half.

When I would greet a potential boat-buying couple in the lobby, and knew the wife was hesitant about a boat purchase, I would hand her a box of colored pencils and boat graphic outlines, and ask her to sit down and discuss what color "HER" boat was going to be. I also would ask her to look through the catalog and choose the color of the "JEWELRY" (Eddie Marine anodized bezels, shifters and cleats). Once I got the girls eagerly involved in the process of custom boat ordering, they rarely changed their minds.

I learned (by being ignored by men in the boating world TOO many times) that if the wife is ignored in the showroom, the chances were high that the deal would fall through.

I've cancelled the deal myself a few times.
BK, You rule!! I agree with you! I have worked in High Performance boat sales as well, and a wife/girlfreind can make or break the deal!! If you don't win them over, you don't get a sale!
I also work very hard, every thing I own I have paid for myself. I sit up many nights working on my sponsorship package, making phone calls etc. If I don't get sponsors, I don't race. No boyfriend or husband pays my way.
Nice pict as well.
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" if it was her boy driving?? "

Yes! What's his story?
How did he become a Nor-Tech dealer?
If this is his first Extreme Boat, what has he owned?
How did he come up with the design/ graphics? How awsome are the 1200 horse
engines? Beautiful boat!
Yes Kitten, I agree with you here too! I would like to hear HIS story too.
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No duur. Her fiance owns the fastest boat... according to the article. If I was his fiance it would be me... and I still don't do anything but decorate the boat!
It's not a cheap shot. If she's into the sport as much as the cover of the Fluff mag says then fine but I didn't see an article on it. And she not even on OSO. I wonder if she's heard of it?
I'm not ragging on her Steve. I'm ragging on the fact that there was no article. Who is she (besides her being a playmate as mentined) and what is she about when it comes to the sport? I don't care if she is a trophy girl or a mascot... when you have a cover like that have some substance too!

Ya know it reminds me of some of the girls here in Newport. All fluff and no substance.
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