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Old 01-25-2016, 12:51 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Ted lyman View Post
I agree with the GB conclusion, but the design has been around for a while. My '81 "europa "was designed by Ed Monk Jr., ....
While I have no idea if American Marine was the first to do this--- probably not, I suspect the Greeks probably did a covered-deck thing like this in something-BC---- AM was building a europa configuration in the late 1960s in both their Grand Banks and Alaskan lines of wood boats. GB's were switched to fiberglass in mid-1973 but the company could never afford to switch the Alaskan to fiberglass. Too bad for them but good for Tony Fleming who stole AM's "how to build a fiberglass boat" manual that Howard Abbey wrote for AM and started his own company.
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