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Old 10-14-2007, 10:04 AM
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I have really enjoyed reading Brownies thread about milestones in boat design and the people behind them.

These great developments took place back in the 60's through 70's. What do you consider the milestones in boat design and people behind them of the 90's through today?

I'll start with propulsion. 500+HP engines and outdrives that are reliable for production boats were thought not possible back in the 60's and 70's
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The Bravo drive for the begining of affordable performance boating in the late 80's.
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Tommy at Chief and Keith Eickert are innovators in the marine industry
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If you REALLY want to learn about the history of fiberglass boat building and the evolution of fiberglass, you should read "Heart of Glass" by Daniel Spurr. Fiberglass Boats and the Men Who Made Them. Great reading and factual information without needless sarcasm and prejudice.
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If you REALLY want to learn about the history of fiberglass boat building and the evolution of fiberglass, you should read "Heart of Glass" by Daniel Spurr. Fiberglass Boats and the Men Who Made Them. Great reading and factual information without needless sarcasm and prejudice.
hummm...ok I will look for that book, but I do not see any issues with this thread. I thought I'd start this thread as the next step from Brownie's awesome thread. There have been a lot of great developments in the 90's and 2000's.
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hummm...ok I will look for that book, but I do not see any issues with this thread. I thought I'd start this thread as the next step from Brownie's awesome thread. There have been a lot of great developments in the 90's and 2000's.
Didn't mean to imply there are issues with this thread. Information should be gathered from many different sources and the book I recommended is jammed full of interesting facts. It's definitely worth reading.
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Ed, thats cool...I guess from the zero responce to this thread that nothing from the 90's till today was a milestone and no legendary people came on to the scene. oh well...
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Going 200 mph in an offshore boat is damned sure a milestone. The technology there is staggering (as are the juevos of the test crews)
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I would have to say the "puter"! Which is allowing designs that weren't possible 10-15 years ago. Plus advances on laminates has really help push the industry forward.
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I would have to say the "puter"! Which is allowing designs that weren't possible 10-15 years ago. Plus advances on laminates has really help push the industry forward.
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CFD is also allowing simulations that werent possible years ago. This technolgy is still being developed and may take a while before it is widely utilized by recreational boat builders. http://www.cd-adapco.com/applications/marine.html
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