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Old 06-26-2012, 07:18 AM   #22
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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
Oh yeah...lets see..

I'm discussing thick gel coats with dry laminates underneath that were thicker but not stronger than todays hulls or resistant to blistering like vinylester, piecemeal bridge decks and poured resin rather than solid core, wood trimmed windows notorious for leaking, the electrical systems were hit or miss, plywood houses with gel sprayed on, teak screwed directly into the deck coring...etc..etc...

AND YOU ARE SAYING THEY HAVE PRETTY WOOD WORK AND NICE LAYOUTS AND THAT EQUALS GOOD CONSTUCTION METHODS?????

Those methods must have been so good...because all have been changed since the 80's....
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