Got this from a friend who's wife, like mine, is a court reporter.
These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges...
I know Schuster had bought Performer boats somewhere along the way but didn't know it was that far back. I thought it was in the early 60s after he left PowerCat.
When dad went to work for him in the 60s they were still cracking out Performers along side the then new Tahiti model. Tropicana...
Funny, just yesterday an old friend sent me over 30 pics from River Lodge from ‘62-8 that he got from another of our friends. Brought back some great memories along with a little sadness as most our parents are gone now.
Anyway a few of dads friends were really into Regatta’s back then...
I don't want to turn this into a trip down memory lane because that's not what this thread is about but it was a much different place back then.
Our flat bottom tied up inside and my youngest cousin casting off the dock. Everyone fished so much there was a cleaning station at the up river end...
that's just shitty workmanship. The only job that center 'stringer' has is to hold the floor up, having it 3/4 below the top of the stringers is pretty funny actually. Nice little dip in the floor to retain water.
Never been boating that far up the river but back in the day we'd catch dinner off the dock in Bullhead. Haven't been there for a few decades now so I don't know if that's still a thing?
1965 My two younger cousins and me. RIP Teri.
That 20 was being tooled up as some of us left Tahiti with Schuster to go to Hawaiian. I think it’s one of the best looking hulls of the 70s as far as a family boat. We had that model at Advantage too.
About that center stringer, it's not really a stringer but just a support to hold the floor up. That's it's only purpose life and pretty much the standard of the industry back when short stringer layups were the rage.
It was the Moonraker at Hawaiian but that was after a few years of not having name other than the 21 LP open bow. Something like that. Someone up stairs was a big James Bond fan.
I've never seen a closed bow version of that open bow, would love to see it. Post up some pics.
It's nowhere near...