This hull first debuted in 1971 as the Country Boy, which it raced as for two seasons. It came under the Red Man camp for two years, racing both with and without the vertical tail stabilizer. The boat raced through the rest of the 1970s under a variety of sponsorships, last seeing the water in 1983.
In 1974, Dave "Skip" Walther, Jerry Bangs, Jim McCormick, and Tom Sheehy all saw action at the helm of the Red Man. The boat raced the final six races of the season, picking up a best finish of 4th at the last race in Jacksonville. The team finished 10th in national high points.