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    Default Bruce Pfund, Ugly Boats ('Proboats' magazine)

    My thoughts exactly. Well and temperately put, Bruce: http://digital.proboat.com/?issueID=37&pageID=132
    If I had a dollar for every girl who found me unattractive, eventually they would find me attractive.

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    Default Re: Bruce Pfund, Ugly Boats ('Proboats' magazine)

    Bruce Pfund and especially his wife, make some pointed and realistic comments here. It is a trend I have criticized for many years but the major boating market has its own standards, or lack of, to follow in the product they turn out.

    One thing I have learned is that some people will tolerate an absurd amount of discomfort, as well as danger, in the quest for style. I used to label such boats as copies of running shoes but that is no longer appropriate as some boats have surpassed shoes in form and swoosh over function.
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    Default Re: Bruce Pfund, Ugly Boats ('Proboats' magazine)

    What's the punchline, for those of us without access to the article?

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    Default Re: Bruce Pfund, Ugly Boats ('Proboats' magazine)

    At risk of irritating our hosts, J. Madison, who also publish Pro Boat, here is the closing paragraph. ( You'll need to subscribe to view the whole article).

    -Kevin

    A reality check starts with two simple questions: Will the boat still look

    good a decade from now? If not, who will buy it?







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    Default Re: Bruce Pfund, Ugly Boats ('Proboats' magazine)

    Does he name any particular types or designs as being either beautiful or ugly?

    To be honest there's many a "character boat" that has the high freeboard and boxy shape we see in many modern boats, and to my eyes the "character boats" aren't greatly improved by common aesthetic features like an oft-exaggerated sheerline or "olde worlds" details.
    Has BigFella and SkyBlue on ignore.

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    Default Re: Bruce Pfund, Ugly Boats ('Proboats' magazine)

    Here's a "shared" link to the Bruce Pfund piece, so you can read it without being logged in.

    http://digital.proboat.com?shareKey=NPDprN

    -Scot

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    Default Re: Bruce Pfund, Ugly Boats ('Proboats' magazine)

    Thanks Scot.
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    Default Re: Bruce Pfund, Ugly Boats ('Proboats' magazine)

    Hooray for Bruce.

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    Default Re: Bruce Pfund, Ugly Boats ('Proboats' magazine)

    Thanks for the article.

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    Default Re: Bruce Pfund, Ugly Boats ('Proboats' magazine)

    Thank you, Scot.

    Alex

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