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1974

Aquacraft 18' Shark

Produced for circle racing and speed ski racing, the Shark was the first flat with strakes on the bottom. It is the prototype for all the later B-boats. Story goes that Julian Pettengill and Ron Ehde started out with a Aqua Craft Shark (with dropped chines and strakes). Made whatever changes they made, and the current Biesemeyer mold was built. Rusty Biesemeyer designed the deck and the rest is history.

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Wickens 18' Whirlwind

Produced by Aquacraft and designed by Fred Wickens, meant for circle racing, speed ski racing and drag racing.

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239 Badlands

D&D Marine 17'8" Flatbottom

D&D Marine built a flatbottom mold in the late 1960's/early 1970's that was highly influenced by the Hondo flatbottom design at the time. It was alleged that the last 43 inches of their boat was a direct splash of the Hondo flatbottom and everything forward of that was their design. The D&D hull was a little pointer in the bow than the Hondo and two inches shorter in length (D&D 17 ' 8 " vrs Hondo 17 ' 10 "). D&D hulls were produced in limited numbers as ski boats.

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Cole TR4

The Cole TR4 had an all-new bottom design compared to it's predecessors, but also had a new top deck design. This top deck was later combined with the TR2 bottom to make the TR6.

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Cole TR3

The prototype TR3 that Jeff Bruns dominated BGF with was designed soley by me from the ground up. After experimenting with some TR1's and finding that the additional rocker in them made them very fast, I put 1/4" masonite in the mold and built 2 boats. One of them was the prototype and the second was the plug. Unfortunatly...I did not build the plug for the TR3 mold it was built soley by George. Not that he did a bad job...the where just not the same.

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Charger Flatbottom (Unknown)

Placeholder for an unknown model of Charger flatbottom.

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