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Old 06-25-2012, 10:41 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Bugmon View Post
That's just wrong...

Back then the hulls were stronger - the interior layouts were a masterpiece of space conservation - the engines ( mostly 6-cyl) were economical ; built to last and easy to fix - the Taiwanese wood crafting was second to none , and they were alot sexier than the plastic crap built today.

...sure they installed mild steel fuel tanks , but stainless tanks werent invented untill 1993

Agreed..... The wood work is amazing and something that would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, if desired new today. Every brand has problems if not taken care of.
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