I've posted a couple pictures of a PARI 34 I ran a cross back in 1977 when making my pilgrimage to sailing's holy ground, Newport, RI. Also find,the little Bill Cook 1 Toner, Rogues Roost. on the hard @ Bristol, RII'm a believer in coincidences, Your mention of owning a J/V IOR sailboat, triggered memories of coming onto a Judel & Vrolijk 40. Also an IOR boat in Lymington, England back in 1986, just after the recent Admiral cup staged on the Solent. A German team boat, one of three. It's design was slanted towards preforming well in the light, unfortunately the races that year proved heavy air tests of survival. The two unusual things about this boat was 1. it supported a dark green camouflage paint scheme that did not make it invisible. 2. The second was it's name in German - "SUD PACK". lastly I noticed this boat was an impressive build. Not chrome, and yacht showiness. Rather like a German glider, Exotic, ingeniously featured, and very detailedSo, where did life led this light air flyer? By chance I ran onto pictures of a white on white old IOR war horse @ Southern Yacht club's site, New Orleans. It was the same J/V 40. Ironically, "Sud PACK" translates to "SOUTH GANG" in English?
Yes, this is the 21 developed in 1981 or 82 at Bayliner. As the Pearson people acquired Bayliner's - US Marines Line of sail boats it went into the package. There (Pearson) strategy, I later heard was to just phase these boats out of the market. Shaw was still doing design work @ Pearson and I bet he gagged upon seeing the hole fleet they acquired. The exception well have been the little 21 you show. My suspicion is the boat came from Gary Mull's 26 foot drop board sport boat of the same time period. I did run across a Mull "Ranger 26" drop board boat on Lake Union, Seattle and always wanted to see it sail out on the sound.What they (Bayliner) would have done amounted to "splashing" the hull for a mold then just pattern a new transom placing it into the 26 hull mold, Bing bang you now have a 21 foot drop board sport boat. The board trunk may have been moved forward to balance the boats helm. Marketing people may well have called the shots for the deck design. Bayliner was moving into large motor yachts at the time demanding the attention of the small design group,which I had left to work for Boeing's 767 start up,CRM