Originally Posted by Nomad Willy
I remember in the early 50’s an add by “Beetle Boats”.
They were heavy and crude. But they kept at it.
Some time ago I had a Beetleroo dinghy. She was longer but Daddy cut off the transom of the sink and shortened her. That was so she would fit across our transom which was 11' . I think he took out less than a foot though I'm not certain. Then he glassed her back together.
That boat went through a lot. She and I had many adventures.
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