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Old 12-14-2013, 07:41 AM   #41
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This is our Trojan delta conic hull, we also love this boat...
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:10 AM   #42
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Huckins/ rolls royce Corniche

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Fair question.

When I think more about it, I would say there is probably nothing that I dislike about them, more that I just don't like them.

If form follows function, then the function of a Huckins is to be seen on a Huckins. They don't seem to do anything else rather well. The remind me of a Rolls Royce Corniche convertible. Certainly they are both high quality, handmade items, but even if I had the means, I wouldn't be inclined to own such an object as their function has no purpose to me.

I just don't see them either attractive or admirable, that's all.
You have to own them or work on them for few years to understand the "Value"
The RR corniche was not a Ferrari was just an hand made custom car, with seats for 5, elegant to go to the restaurant or... Mine was a 1986, paid $52k in 1993 sold it on 2003 for the same amount, after several Mercedes, Porsches, corvettes, I will go back soon to a RR corniche.
Huckins is the same, some of them are elegant and some of them are just plain ugly but...but be careful Huckins is contagious.
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:04 PM   #43
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Mabru wrote "but be careful Huckins is contagious"

Indeed I think they are "distinctive" and product identity is often important.

Is the boat in post #38 a Huckins? Sure dosn't look like a Huckins.

I think I would be happy w a Rolls Royce. I'll need to settle for my 73 Buick.
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:38 PM   #44
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This is our Trojan delta conic hull, we also love this boat...
Harry Schoell patented that as the Duo Delta Conic Hull in the early 1980's, and it has nothing to do with the much earlier Huckins hulls. Harry's patent was a standard vee-bottom with convex forefoot and wide chine flats. I believe the patent proved indefensible......

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Old 12-14-2013, 05:32 PM   #45
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TAD,
That looks like a boat that would pound on her Chines a bit like my 19' Winner ... Only worse. Never been a fan of concave bottoms. And large flat Chines are too similar. Extra wetted surface for no gain. Does look nice in the forefoot though.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:56 AM   #46
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Here's one, come and get it...
60 ft huckins yacht.....
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:54 AM   #47
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Here's one, come and get it...
60 ft huckins yacht.....
1940 = war years. Not a Huckins Yacht, just an old military craft built by Huckins - maybe?
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:05 PM   #48
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It's sad but anybody that could afford to fix and maintain it wouldn't want it.
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