17 January 2007

AMC Pacer

I once referred to my old boat as the AMC Pacer of the sailing world. It seemed accurate at the time. But then, I found this beauty on the internets:



This is, umm errr, was a San Juan 21 apparently. But somebody decided that 5'10" of headroom was needed. And subsequently destroyed a perfectly good boat.

Actually, I kind of like it if it weren't supposed to be a sailboat. I think I'd paint it yellow and install a pony keg down below. I just don't know if I'd raise a sail with a deck-stepped mast on that thing in anything other than a thorough becalming.

19 comments:

Ward said...

"Center of gravity" must not have figured into the Extreme Makeover plans. Actually, this desecration is so awful it kind of swings back towards cool a little bit.

Carol Anne said...

On occasion, I have seen similar odd reconstructions of boats. But I don't think I've ever seen one that looked this ... um ... professional. Plywood tends to be the norm, at least here in New Mexico -- or sometimes corrugated tin. This looks to be the work of someone who knows fiberglass and how to use it.

But then, there are a lot of people who are very smart in one way and supremely stupid in another.

Eliboat said...

Looks like a crash bar mounted aft, which could only mean that this fellow is attempting to enter the 4'th mode. This is a bold man.

Zen said...

Yeah... but it is kind of cool!

Eliboat said...

By the way Carol Anne...that could very well be plywood that has glassed over and painted. Notce how there are no curves to speak of.

By the way Edward...how come my link to Eliboat doesn't show up anymore when I make posts?

EVK4 said...

Eli, have you posted anything regarding racist sailing terms lately? That's usually the culprit, but for this one I'll blame the new blogger/google template.

To make up for it, I'll just say this: read Eli Boat one of tillerman's top ten blogs of 2006! Guaranteed nautical fun on your screen.

joe "yikes, that's a boat?" rouse said...

Where the hell did you find that picture, and in what context?

AdriftAtSea said...

The windage on that thing must be enormous... I wonder if it has problems tacking, like some bigger cats I've seen.

Pat said...

Tacking? Guess it depends on how big an outboard you throw on the transom.

EVK4 said...

Can someone post a comment as to why this post is getting so many hits today (Jan 17, 2008)?

derrick said...

Sails, i could sail this thing without sails, i would just add two barn doors, on hinges, aft of the "monstrosity" port and star. for steering, like an airboat. LOL @ myself, but not as much as i am @ the person trying to sell it.

Anonymous said...

i can't believe no one cann twll that this is photo shop! not a real boat or picture!

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