Originally Posted by eseyoung
Wait. Someone actually paid for that thing? J/k. PK, I am not sure how you can find redeeming qualities about this idea. Especially when you are so critical of other unique design and ideas.
Not meant as an insult...quite the contrary. If I find myself in south Florida with time to kill I'd enjoy a good conversation, heck I'll even buy you a beer...domestic. I am a civil servant.
I don't remember being critical of unique designs. I try to find the positive in everything, but comparing peoples homemade budget cobblers to Harry Schoell designs? That's like comparing my boutique (polite word for piss ant) Brokerage to Camper and Nicholson.
I don't drink (but boy those were good days, I still hear stories about myself, and no longer drive 155 on I-95, new wife tamed me) alcohol, but I would be happy to share some Cuban Coffee with you and will discuss boats and politics (I'm now lobbying for Spain or Britain to save us in South Florida from USA, the same as Russian saved the Crimeans) over at Versailles on Calle Ocho. WAIT, are you saying you work for the FEDS?!! This should be fun.
See all these boats? All built back in the 80's, maybe one or two by 92. FAST, WIDE (which was the thread I originally posted this in) BUT in a unique "circle"-the yard where all these boats below were built IS where that wrecked Nordhavn 46' I posted months, ago is STILL located. Hmmm.
see that little boat with the women in front of his big one? It set a speed record for a STEAM powered boat at 60 mph fairly recently.
Harry designed all those Trojan Meter series that still look sharp today once the stripes are removed.
I'll take this interior ANY day over dark gloomy wooded (usually with dark stains) ones with teak parqueted soles I see so much of. THIS will never go out of style. And this was before flat screen TVS!
50 knots..in the 80s.
and not one of you guys noticed the chick sitting on the swim platform on the original photo, instead commenting on the sailing rig? Who said "maricon's"? lol 1980s folks!! Go look at your 1980s boat and then look at these. Go look again. Look at these again. Guess which one's haven't decomposed? :>)
Since founding Schoell Marine more than 40 years ago, Harry successfully built that company and its reputation based on his original ideas, highly trained engineers, skilled drafts people, and prototype and production specialists. Schoell Marine covers all facets of contemporary boat design and manufacturing. His inventiveness has resulted in over 40 specialized patents and patent applications, and Harry is known throughout the marine industry for his genius and is highly sought after for his knowledge and expertise. He is always thinking ahead and “outside the box”.
Harry also patented a Jet Drive System and a trimmable surface drive, as well as a “Ground Effect Craft” that would gently glide above the water using surface effect as the medium. Harry also holds patents on a lightweight yet powerful, compact internal engine that he designed and built in 1990.
Harry has won the Engineer of the Year Award and Designer of the Year Award from Vapor Trails Magazine. He has also been presented with four different Innovation of the Year Awards from the NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association): one for a multi-hull boat design, one for a surface drive propulsion system, one for marine engine conversion, and a final one for a stepped hull design. All designs were patented in recent years. Harry belongs to SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), the ASME (American Society of Marine Engineers), and The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
I'm telling you- ME and CUBAN COFFEE- you can't win. I will totally outlast you :>) Now you going to buy the boat or should I keep talking?