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  1. SloopJonB

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

    Mountains are definitely superior to hills for skiing. ;)
  2. SloopJonB

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

    Sorry, not so - short skis came well before the boards - late 60's / early 70's. Short skis have been around since shortly after leather ski boots disappeared. I wuz there. Snowboards were around in the 60's - after a fashion - but they were about the equivalent of the early "skateboards"...
  3. SloopJonB

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

    Actually, the transformation came before that. Short skis changed things. Back in the 60's I skied on 210 Cm skis. :D Weren't gonna be doing any backflips on those suckers. The rule was you reached straight up and your wrist was how long the skis should be. Someone had the idea of teaching...
  4. SloopJonB

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

    It's an old term for it. I did most of my skiing on Apex so Grouse was not exactly a challenge. We also regarded Big White and Silver Star as pretty lightweight skiing - except that cliff at Big White. :o Whistler BITD was the only mountain that Apex skiers had any respect for.
  5. SloopJonB

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

    You must have been early into stunt skiing Maxx - Gross Mountain is too much of a bunny hill for anything else. Sure does have a view like no other ski hill - probably anywhere.
  6. SloopJonB

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

    I found with lazyjacks that clipping them to the mast before raising the sail worked best. Deploying them before dropping the sail never caused any hangups for me.
  7. SloopJonB

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

    For the cat rig I suspect the wishbones would be better - from my book learnin' anyway. I was wondering if any had been conventionally rigged - sloop or cutter.
  8. SloopJonB

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

    That's a very handsome yacht. Did they build any with a conventional rig?
  9. SloopJonB

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

    Except it wasn't a 1/4 Pounder. It was a Mini-Ton. It wasn't particularly slow for its day either - PHRF is around 220, the same as 1/4 Tonners of a couple of years earlier.
  10. SloopJonB

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

    Cream didn't make it out of the 60's so you weren't going to get your wish anyway. ;)
  11. SloopJonB

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

    You weren't 14 like Hermie was.
  12. SloopJonB

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

    Jennifer O'Neill - the older woman in Summer of '42
  13. SloopJonB

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

    Yet still no sign of your boat.
  14. SloopJonB

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

    So that's an "I can't because my boat only exists in the same fantasy world as my sex life"
  15. SloopJonB

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

    This whole thread is just wishful thinking for the G.O.D.'s. I doubt anyone here thinks it could happen in reality.
  16. SloopJonB

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

    Erich Bruckmann died 7 or 8 years ago - no bringing that place back.
  17. SloopJonB

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

    We're still waiting to hear about your boat. Or does it exist in the same world as your sex life?
  18. SloopJonB

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

    Outstanding book.
  19. SloopJonB

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

    The Major isn't even that - he's just an angry and pathetically delusional old fool. He just makes shit up to suit his delusions. Unfortunately for him investments don't work in a world of delusions - those bills actually have to be paid. And sailboats don't sell for 4X their market value no...
  20. SloopJonB

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

    Responding to a mumbling statement like yours; damn,  fucking great builders killed by Cdn tax bastards and Liberals........killed the entire yachting industry in Canada.......STD's  to Liberals!!/Democrats/ National Socialists. When your precious Conservatives were actually the ones in power...


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