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    Default Roger Weiman...R.I.P.

    Probably the toughest post I've ever done.

    I just got off the phone with Roger's daughter, Dee Dee, and she confirmed the rumor I heard earlier today that Roger had passed away sometime last week. His friends brokle down the door after not getting any returns of their phone calls and found his body. When and how he passed is not know nor does it matter much.

    My mentor, my friend, my boss and much more than I can put down in words right now. Knew him almost my whole life, my mom grew up with him. His shop, and his dads before that, were right down the street from where I grew up.

    Sad focking day for sure, and for me, the end of an era.

    Dee Dee said a memorial will be held as soon as she can sort things out and I'll post the info here for anyone that might like to go.
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    What a wealth of knowledge gone forever.

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    Sad day indeed, I just met him at the Parker races this past April. He spent the day with us in the comp jet pits. Great guy and so this is a huge loss to the jet boat community. Also had a long conversation with him last summer while we were restoring the TR.
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    sorry to here this.

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    Very sorry to hear it as well. Never met the man, but by all accounts just a nice, hard working guy with a good work/business ethic. The world needs more guys like that. He's left a legacy of quality workmanship behind for all to appreciate and enjoy.

    Dan
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    wow ... this is a shocker, another one of the original jet boaters gone. sad post for sure.

    he will be missed.

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    Very sorry to hear this -- Roger was one of the true gentlemen in the SoCal boat building business. Got to know him well in mid 1960s -- exceptional character and integrity. One of the most honest individuals I've ever known in the marine industry.

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    RIP Roger and thank you for your contribution to the industry. You are a legend and created legendary boats.





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    I've never met him, but would've liked to. Still feels like I've lost a friend...
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    Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

    Reminds us all how temporary we all are and how we need cherish every moment we have.

    RIP Roger......

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    Rich, Sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family and friends, may he rest in peace, Bob
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    Found this on Youtube. We didnt post it. From last weekend.

    Infomaniac Jr. in the Yellow Rogers.


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    My condolences to the family.

    I've crawled around a lot of jet boats in order to part them out and I have yet to find another '60's or '70's jet boat that had the high quality in the fiberglass work that I've seen in Roger Custom Boats, none have even been close. A true loss.

    R.I.P.

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    Thought this is a great pic..

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