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Thanks for the note Dave, we're having some fun with all of this

December 20 2006 at 6:06 PM
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Response to Paul, that is a great story !

I know its not a Commander and was hesitant to "dillute the forum" with this off topic information, however, our content on the forum really is plenty strong enough to survive with an occasional off topic but related thread. From the responses (like yours) I think people welcome a little diversity in model discussions. It's been an education for me to discover how close this boat is to the Commander culture too, having been built under the same roof as two of the Commander models, sharing construction techniques, power, steering wheels, gear selectors, etc., with some of the Commander models.

Steve Goodman was a gentleman and obviously a scholar. He was really captivated by the chance encounter, and is willing to pursue more information. He is anxious to look through some of his family photos, and I'm optimistic about what he may find. After all, if the boat was in their family for 26 years, I suspect he has a lot of photos from their experiences on Lake George.

I do subscribe to the "random acts of kindness" theory and practice, by the way. I agree, there is too little of it going around these days.

All the best to you and yours,

Regards, Paul

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