Dude's...you should know by now...don't ever question the King...Seriously, there are just things that you look at that you know. This is one of them..I don't care about the "center deck"...that could be some add on..but there is no doubt..Rudy all the way..Bob, thanks for the vote of condidence..
Geez Jerry, I sure wish that you guys would quit picking on RCL's trailers. Where else are people like me going to get our ideas for customizing our trailers. RCL has all the latest and greatest stuff and we need to see it! Carry on...
It's good to have another Western New Yorker join the v-drive ranks, there is not too many of us on this end of the country. I'm on Grand Island and have been at this for awhile(since 65). Don't know that I've learned anything but if I can be of any help just give me a shout. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org There are alot of vintage events here in New York and a great bunch of people. I'm sure you would really enjoy showing your boat and having a a chance to run with some of the old racing legands. Tim
Rudy's first boat was molded from "SCOOTIN NEWTON", a 18' wood Joe Mandella speed ski boat. I built the plug for Rudy's 16' boat. It was a running wood Mandella boat. This model was raced by Rudy as S K 100, and Ed Olsen as S K 10 among several others. The glass boats that appeared to have a center deck had a plywood bulkhead with upholstery between the front and back seats.
I worked on the 18' boat in the add with the hardtop when I worked there in 1961.