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Sail magazine posted this feature. Its a hoot. I actually remember the Dufour ad. Apparently, it made quite an impression on my 13 year old brain.

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Thanks for posting that. I remember a lot of those adds.
It was a very different time.

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Chuckle.

It was the '70s. "Leisure suits". Need I say more?


Okay, I will. I liked the contrast between C&N Brit ("we like our beer warm, and our women cold") and Dufour French ("responsive and well-constructed")...
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Great fun, and interesting commentary on gender relations i.e. 'the gentler sex'. You've come a long way baby, to borrow another old advertisement...
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Boat shows were much more like a car show back then spokesmodels and all, the first HC I ever saw was INDOORS in a convention center. There was a new Cal 40 (indoors) that had an etched glass door labeled "engine room" on the miniature phone booth surrounding the motor. That seemed the height of elegance at the time.
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Those are awesome! I love the Nautical Pursuit game.

"Let's invite the old, drunk, captain dude over and make fun of him!"


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Those are awesome! I love the Nautical Pursuit game.

"Let's invite the old, drunk, captain dude over and make fun of him!"
I guess "Captain Barfly in the V-berth with a marlinspike".
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Thanks! These ads reminded me of my 1970's Playboy issues I have stashed in the basement. I need to check on them to make sure they are still there. Remember all the hair people sported back then? Wowsers... how the times have changed...

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Did any of you old Chicago farts see "Lynn the HOLOGRAM" produced by a "lazer beam" and "only 9 tall"?

That must have cost "one million dollars".
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I remember thinking that Lynn was in danger of getting some nasty rope burns when looking at those Harken ads.

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