puder- i guess im more concerned with current stuff, i mean if skater came out with some ground breaking new hull i think we can all agree it would be wrong to just go out an start ripp'n out copies. as far as producing a boat that has long sense outlived its usefullness by the original manufacturer, i dont really see a problem. as long as it is agreed on by the original builder. of course this is where it gets into the grey area as some of the original builders are no longer around. but i really think the reason for the anti-splash laws are to protect current run stuff.using the term splash is just a matter of symantics (sp?) heck the old excalibers are a good example of what you are talking about, it has probably been reproduced more than any other. an for good reason, its a hell of a boat. in fact its one of my all time favorites.
redstrip- i guess i never really thought about it. at the time, (about a year ago) the hull he had was only about a year or so old. it was a 1999 or 2000 22' baha hull. . . . that was the hammer was'nt it? . . .at any rate i really did not want any part of this project and i also tried to discourage the gentelman from persuing this any further, in fact i think he sold the bare hull on this board in the "boats for sale" section. i dont hold any thing against him for asking me to do this project, at that time he was uninformed about the legal and ethical issues that i explained to him. he made a good choice and sold the hull as is, guess it was a dealer warrenty left over or somthing. hope im not stepp'n on anybody's toes with this little story