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Originally posted by ArtCozier ArtCozier wrote:

Pete, I was looking in this post for something in particular and happened to read your post. Leo was seeking high efficiency in his ski school operation, and had two docks that he used, each of which lent itself better to docking with each "hand" rotation and helm, so he built boats both ways to make it easier/faster for his drivers to dock, change riders if applicable, and get another skier on the water asap.

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Art what a great piece of history/internal knowledge! That completely makes sense. It would be interesting to run those two boats side by side and see how the characteristics of the wakes change - or maybe it really doesn't matter as in the ski school scenario there was probably always a driver and a coach/observer. Still GREAT info!!!
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Leo is quite a guy. Perhaps you know that he is about 93 y.o. and a ball of fire. Plays court tennis and tournament table tennis. He has dozens, maybe hundreds of photos from his ski school. Many customers like Debbie Reynolds and Eddy Fischer posing on his dock.
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Just think how many guys out there like Leo that have boxes and boxes of pictures of stuff that someday will be lost forever, not just waterskiing but all sorts of activities. In this case, I would love to get those boxes of pictures and scan them all in, just to be preserved. I know it would probably never happen, but if the opportunity ever presents itself, I would be happy to graciously and carefully honor him by completing that task.

Similar offer to you Art and your little museum of Correct Craft information. I hope someday someone takes the time to scan all those file cabinets of information to a digital format. I know fewer and fewer people are interested in all that old stuff, but it is valuable information and someday someone might just really need it. Same offer stands!
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This is hard to see Image on net follow to abby20
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Wow, just an aging Brit here but lovely story andI i can remember binge towed out form Lee's in Miami many years ago still have a photo some where taken on the dock at Lee's
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has anyone thought of sending this story to a boating mag for publication? It would be nice to see a big spread of the entire restoration.
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Originally posted by oldskiboat oldskiboat wrote:

has anyone thought of sending this story to a boating mag for publication? It would be nice to see a big spread of the entire restoration.


Unfortunately I haven't really started yet, Time and funding are always a problem.   I think it will be next year before it makes its way into the shop.

As for sending it to a magazine that's really just 15 minutes of fame. The guys that really care about the boat are right here so I'll start a new thread here when the resto begins for all to follow along.   If the boat is worthy the publications will seek it out.
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Originally posted by 81nautique 81nautique wrote:

Originally posted by oldskiboat oldskiboat wrote:

has anyone thought of sending this story to a boating mag for publication? It would be nice to see a big spread of the entire restoration.


As for sending it to a magazine that's really just 15 minutes of fame. The guys that really care about the boat are right here so I'll start a new thread here when the resto begins for all to follow along.   If the boat is worthy the publications will seek it out.

I feel Norm and Jim over at Classic Boating would be interested.
Alan,
I have this strong feeling that the boat will be very worthy!


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I feel Norm and Jim over at Classic Boating would be interested.
Alan,


I agree Pete, Those guys are pretty down to earth and embrace all brands of boats.   They will find it when it's done, That's what they did with the Hurricane.
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Not to hijack this thread, but, Pete I just negotiated a deal on a 2019 crosstrek for my mom. It was a process. But it’s a great car and perfect for where my mom lives. Alan you do great work. It’s worth the wait.
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I didn't mean it should not be containing in this forum, but it does take a lot of clicking going from page to page and at times going around comments that do not pertain to the restoration.   Having this in a book or magazine would make it much clearer to see and appreciate. I definitely will be following it however it is published.    
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Originally posted by oldskiboat oldskiboat wrote:

has anyone thought of sending this story to a boating mag for publication? It would be nice to see a big spread of the entire restoration.
Originally posted by oldskiboat oldskiboat wrote:

I didn't mean it should not be containing in this forum, but it does take a lot of clicking going from page to page and at times going around comments that do not pertain to the restoration.   Having this in a book or magazine would make it much clearer to see and appreciate. I definitely will be following it however it is published.    

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A magazine will not detail the full restoration like a thread here in CCfan will. Have you seen any of the detailed threads here? Alan's thread on his Hurricane is a perfect example.

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The other problem is magazines are now such a nitch market, pretty hard just to pick up that ONE issue of the one particular item you want to read. Playboy is a fine example of how magazines and print in general have fallen. Advertising has taken over alot of the content too,some of the ones my wife buys seem to be nothing but.
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I am sure you were just reading Play Boy for the articles.

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Hard for him to read anything when the pages are all stuck together
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