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    I'm interested in a 1977 Tahiti bubble deck and does anyone know if Tahiti put stringers all the way to the bow of any of their boats...or did they just install them next to the engine compartment...???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodysmithr View Post
    I'm interested in a 1977 Tahiti bubble deck and does anyone know if Tahiti put stringers all the way to the bow of any of their boats...or did they just install them next to the engine compartment...???

    Thanks, River
    There are Tahiti's out there that are full stringer boats, I don't know what would differentiate them though, Just curious, why a '77 Tahiti? Not that they are bad boats, but there are many better built hulls out there...Are you looking at one and that's why the specific hull?

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    Tahiti's could be ordered any way the buyer chose, but most Tahiti's were built as 1/4 stringer boats. Oldrigger was posted a lot of history on Tahiti's, you should do a search on this forum on Tahiti's and you'll find a lot of cool info..

    Right now it's a buyer's market, if you're on the west coast. There are quite a few really nice boats for sale right now.

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    my 71 bubble deck had full stringers
    throw it in reverse

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    Thanks everyone for your reply....a lot of info that will help me out...!!!

    I found this 77 Tahiti on the west coast for a really good bargin....with a 454 BBC.....I am concerned a little because I live on Lake Erie....and there is a lot of chop....I am not one to go out in rough water with the boat I have now....L.E. deserves a lot of respect.....I mostly hit the early morning hours before the other boaters even wake up....

    Thanks again..!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moparjet View Post
    my 71 bubble deck had full stringers
    We didn't make a bubble deck in '71.

    Full stringers could be ordered though.

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    My old 75 super tiger had 1/4 stringers. Didn't care for 1/4 stringers, sold it and bought a 78 Eliminator bubble deck. One of the Best things I ever did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old rigger View Post
    We didn't make a bubble deck in '71.

    Full stringers could be ordered though.
    well my registration says you did.. i think... it might be a 72.. it got no hull numbers so who knows


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    Quote Originally Posted by moparjet View Post
    well my registration says you did.. i think... it might be a 72.. it got no hull numbers so who knows


    Well your regestration is wrong, and maybe your numbers have been filled on the transom. Tahiti didn't make a bubble until well after '73. Sanger, I'm thinkin', came out with the bubble in '72. Roger Weiman was the first to splash the bubble and graft it to his 18 in '73. Tahiti and the rest of the free world followed, for the most part, in '74. Scuhster started Hawaiian in '74, most of us left Tahiti to build these turds and if I remember correctly, when we left, Tahiti had no bubble yet. In '71 and '72 we were still building the 18 Tigers. Your boat, based on the Southwind bottom, came later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old rigger View Post
    Well your regestration is wrong, and maybe your numbers have been filled on the transom. Tahiti didn't make a bubble until well after '73. Sanger, I'm thinkin', came out with the bubble in '72. Roger Weiman was the first to splash the bubble and graft it to his 18 in '73. Tahiti and the rest of the free world followed, for the most part, in '74. Scuhster started Hawaiian in '74, most of us left Tahiti to build these turds and if I remember correctly, when we left, Tahiti had no bubble yet. In '71 and '72 we were still building the 18 Tigers. Your boat, based on the Southwind bottom, came later.
    interesting... sounds like you know what your talking about... how would i know for sure what it is?
    throw it in reverse

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    Who the hell knows. If there's no numbers on the thing, it could be any hull on the planet. Looks more like an old eliminator deck than a Tahiti to me, but I don't really know what was built there after we left in '74. I do know the first bubbles at tahiti had a raised peak running down the center of the bubble from front to rear. Both the 18 and the 16 had this in 75-6 ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old rigger View Post
    Who the hell knows. If there's no numbers on the thing, it could be any hull on the planet. Looks more like an old eliminator deck than a Tahiti to me, but I don't really know what was built there after we left in '74. I do know the first bubbles at tahiti had a raised peak running down the center of the bubble from front to rear. Both the 18 and the 16 had this in 75-6 ish.
    yes it does look just like a eliminator. and many others.. i know it not a halett.. my buddy has one and there are quit a few things diff. did eliminators ever come with jacuzzi pumps? the other funny thing is my registration says its a 21 foot. are the numbers always on the right transome?
    throw it in reverse

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    Quote Originally Posted by moparjet View Post
    yes it does look just like a eliminator. and many others.. i know it not a halett.. my buddy has one and there are quit a few things diff. did eliminators ever come with jacuzzi pumps? the other funny thing is my registration says its a 21 foot. are the numbers always on the right transome?
    yes, numbers are there but only after 73 or 74. probably 74 for tahiti. if it's newer than that an your registration says its a 21 footer and there's no numbers...somethings fishy maybe.

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    listen good to old rigger. he's the godfather of these things we call boats
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