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Who had the first (production) stepped hull?

Old 09-15-2008, 02:10 PM
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Now I am not talking about some rare one-off race boat from the late eighties. I'm talking about your "typical" production boat. I know that the 33' Scarab got "stepped" in '98 (the 38' in '99). I know the Formula got the Fastech hull in 97. And I saw a '95 Fountain that was stepped in the classified section. But what about , Cigarette,Apache,Advantage,Pantera,etc. Just curious....Mike
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Chris Cat was '85 I think.
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Hustler in the 80s as well.
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Not fur sure but I think the 38 Cig was done in the mid 90's. Also If I remember right, Michael Peters helped w/ that bottom!! Again, don't hold me 2 this!!!!!!!!
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Hustler power boats did in the mid 80's. When they wanted to add a 40' to there line up of 21', 26' and 32' they took 8' of the back section of a 32' hull and bolted it to another 32' to get the 40' and started sea trials and achieved the 1st step hull. Fiores did this with the help of Mark S from Activator.
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Originally Posted by C5Steve View Post
Hustler power boats did in the mid 80's. When they wanted to add a 40' to there line up of 21', 26' and 32' they took 8' of the back section of a 32' hull and bolted it to another 32' to get the 40' and started sea trials and achieved the 1st step hull. Fiores did this with the help of Mark S from Activator.
This is really going to upset the US Patent Office.

They issued a patent for a "Stepped" hull in 1904.
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Originally Posted by Top Banana View Post
This is really going to upset the US Patent Office.

They issued a patent for a "Stepped" hull in 1904.
For sea planes?
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Airplane count?? Take a look at some WWII toons on old planes??

Ok first one I personally saw was in 1994 Boat model was a (1995) 27 Fountain Fever, but I am sure their were some berfore that?

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Gancia de Gancia was stepped in '88. Don't know if it was a 'Production hull'.

Would production be defined as produced in a mold?

Was the Hustler molded or assembled from pieces?
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Harry Scholl was the original daddy of step bottom hulls.
Prove that I am wrong..Where talking 1970"s
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