A counterpoint to our Scowbilly piece from last week….
Godfather III: Michael Corleone “I thought I was out, but they keep sucking me back in.”
When will this ever end? I have tried reasoning, pleading, writing and have had a hand in numerous compromise “solutions”. Yet here we still are. I am especially disappointed that reputation of the ILYA and it’s A scow sailors continues to take a hit. I will attempt to once again explain why we are not “scowbillies.”
The core of where the emotion comes from in this issue is summarized nicely by these two posts:
Ruffian: "Brad never did anything in secret. Even the most strident NCASA antagonists stopped by to see his boat under construction."
Scowlover: "Ok, I’m calling bullshit. When the design changed, the wheels were put in motion. The moment brad went from the "melges hull shape" with a very generous offer to donate the molds to the ILYA when he was done, to a different shape that would clearly be optimized, the shitfight started. It took all these years to really reach an end, but the day he decided to change the shape and "screw Melges" instead of his initial proposal in 2002 to use their shape and donate the molds is when this whole thing started."