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Re: rhodes Commodore swiftsure
I remember Brian Ackworth from back in the '60s and '70s when he would visit some of the Seafarer dealers, i.e. my Dad. Good guy, outgoing, positive outlook.
And the Seafarers were the first real foothold my Dad had as a dealer, aside from the wood boats Graves still built in the '60s (Barnegat 20s, 210s). Meridian, Ranger, Swiftsure, others. Later it was Cheoy Lee, Morgan, Islander, Allied. And I was old enough to be the delivery skipper to states with no sales tax, So Marblehead to Rye NH was a route I learned by doing.
Ah, the good old days--gasoline engines, roller reefing, short hobbyhorsing waterlines, no electronics, but God was it fun...