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  1. Somebody Else

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    The boat was visually a blatant rip-off of the Tuna 20 in an attempt to ride the coattails of popularity of that class in its heyday. But then the execs at Ranger got hold of it and went all IOR up in that shit, ruining the concept. So it was a shitty mini tonner and it wasn't fast or fun enough...
  2. Somebody Else

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    Ah, the Snug! Long gone! Classic greasy-spoon breakfast in the back. Other meals... I'll pass. Memories of the alkies lined up at 6:00 am, waiting for it to open.
  3. Somebody Else

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    What's the exaggeration? I saw lead being melted and poured into keels in open air, literally right next door to medium-density housing. What had once been bean fields morphed into urban living in a couple of decades.
  4. Somebody Else

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    Quod erat demonstrandum.
  5. Somebody Else

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    Heart of Glass appears thoroughly researched and even conflicting memories of the history are presented fairly fairly but... The editing of the book is horrible. Fully 1/3 of the text is sidebars and there is no real chronological or even technological continuity. The narrative jumps back and...
  6. Somebody Else

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    I was involved with that cluster-fuck too. That was nothing more than a blown-up Santana 35. After being initially intrigued, I quickly became wary of the entire endeavor. Sometime after the boat had been turned right-side up and the deck put on, someone (Shad? Nick?) decided the IOR rating was...

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