Harry Moloshco - Drifter, the other original ULDB

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The L.A. Times reports Harry passed June 24. IIRC, Harry designed and built Drifter, the other original sled that gave Merlin a good run for the Barn Door in '77. Bill Lee deservedly gets credit for founding the ULDB concept, but Drifter certainly helped prove and sell the concept. Unfortunately, she burned to the waterline while cruising in Mexico.
 

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Was it that good?? It had been for sale for some time, rumors of de-lams were common. "Galley fire" was thought suspicious.
 

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The L.A. Times reports Harry passed June 24. IIRC, Harry designed and built Drifter, the other original sled that gave Merlin a good run for the Barn Door in '77. Bill Lee deservedly gets credit for founding the ULDB concept, but Drifter certainly helped prove and sell the concept. Unfortunately, she burned to the waterline while cruising
The L.A. Times reports Harry passed June 24. IIRC, Harry designed and built Drifter, the other original sled that gave Merlin a good run for the Barn Door in '77. Bill Lee deservedly gets credit for founding the ULDB concept, but Drifter certainly helped prove and sell the concept. Unfortunately, she burned to the waterline while cruising in Mexico.
Ragtime would have to have started the ULDB concept on the west coast, Merlin was built to beat her.
 




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