Would it be less awkward if he had a short deck or no deck at all?Steve Earl has one in Burbank!!
A Red one.
I just feel a little weird asking to see a picture of his long deck. Better get Maxi to do it!bulb
They were raced all right. How many were built? good luck with that one.
Julian owned an Aqua Craft that he had put a wood deck on and was ski racing it back in the day. When he decided to go circle racing he made a mold off the Aqua Craft bottom. The keel of the Biesemeyer as we all know it is off the original Aqua Craft. Julian added the curve on the bottom at the chine with the help of his partner Paul Edwards. He then contacted his friend Rusty Biesemeyer to design a deck for the new bottom. They layed a series of 4x8 plywood sheets on the top side of the bottom mold and scribed the outline of the bottom on those sheets. Rusty built the long deck on a set of tables at his shop. It was designed to be sleek and long. When they finally put the deck on the boat it over hung the sides by about an inch on each side. They glassed the deck to the bottom on the inside and when done they came and cut the inch that over hung off the outside. That made the cap line real tight. So if you notice the cap line on the long deck isn't as round as the more common deck, it's more squared off. Julian also made one where they spilt the deck down the middle stopping about 2" from the nose. They spread the deck open looking like the shape of a piece of pizza so the owner could put 2 big block Chevy's side by side in the boat. The boat was called KWITSURBITCHIN (mispelled i'm sure) and was owned by Gary Carrol & Pat Breslen. The boat was ran as "K" back in the day.OK, no more long deck picture requests. GURU get's all hard over the thought.
How about this topic. What was the reason they made a long deck boat?
Anyone know the answer? I don't and would like to know.