I thought I'd seen them in the PNW before and I seem to recall it being in the 80s. I'm sure SARCAs were sold here 20 or so years ago. You lucky dog. Sure wish we had a Popeye store up here but there's a great deal we don't have up here. Congratulations Bob.
Sorry, not possible it was a Sarca 20 yrs ago Eric, they were only developed in the late 90s.
However, Bob has been lucky to score one over there, and if it is a no 9, then its very big & heavy, so he'll never drag, as mine is a no 6 and is 22kg (x2.2 for pounds), and that's one size higher than*strictly*needed for a 34 ft boat.
Is it that large Bob?