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Old 05-21-2013, 05:58 PM   #146
Tad Roberts
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Originally Posted by manyboats View Post
Conrad .... thanks .. I think. Now I don't like her so much w that swooped up bow and highly raked cabin roof. The decks inside must match. No thanks but she's still a beautiful boat.
To be really special a boat must look good from all angles, this is harder than it looks. Topaz does not look great from that aft quarter angle, but she is stunning from the forward quarter.....

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I've read other things that indicate there must be a sort of community of Garden followers. Great designer to follow to be sure. He lived/lives in the Gulf Islands somewhere as I recall. Is he still with us?
Every designer has a community of followers, those who commit their time and money to build our designs. William Garden passed away a couple of years back.

Here's a Garden design that suffers the same problem as Topaz, too many breaks in the sheer, too many lines going different directions. Romance is a nice boat, but not "just right" from every angle.

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