I will say this, jet boats in the 70's were being cranked out at warp speed by all the big shops, pick a big shop name (any name) and they were building boats in a way that they wouldn't have 8 years before. This includes all the 'name' shops too, not just the entry level boats like Tahiti and Hawaiian.. Smaller shops like Rogers
didn't budge on quality. Bigger shops could barely keep up with demand. We were building at the peak 9 boats a day six days a week at Hawaiian, the other big shops were just about the same. We had a very large dealer program and one of the dealers advertised heavily on TV here in so cal. I remember his ads were 'low payments for 15 years'! Who the hell wants to be paying off a Hawaiian 15 years down the road?! We couldn't ship him enough boats. Shit happens at an alarming rate when you try to build that many boats but it was the most fun I ever had in a shop, plus I was working with my dad, so that was cool.