I remember seeing the 206 Spyder when it came out and saying to myself, ”Self, that is a sweet, boat.” I ended up buying an 18ft Regal for less money, and later upgrading to a Rinker 206 Bowrider. Those were both great boats, but I still wanted a Cabin Bow Rider, something like the 25’ Nordic Rage. Unfortunately, at $60,000+, that was out of my price range. I finally bought a 1987 223LS, and hatched a plan to build what I couldn’t buy. I had tools. I had a boat. I had mad skills. Somebody hand me a sawzall, I’ve got work to do.