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Old 23 November 2009, 04:48   #1
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Kostas's RIB

Just got back from a Round trip to Greece and Cyprus - and to mention a boat that I tested with such a good story.

A friend of mine in Cyprus, Kostas, has designed , built the plug, built the moulds, built and rigged his own boat.

The whole project has taken him 4 years and included a year researching design and stepped hulls. He has done all this pretty much on his own and made a fantastic job.

Then once the boat was completed he raced in Cyprus and won in its first race!

The boat is 6m with a 200hp Mercury - and as would be expected is pretty quick. I saw 54 knots when driving - with a little chop - but they have seen 60 knots plus. Handling was really good for a 6 metre and the boat was very stable.

So good to see someone put in so much hard work, take some chances and get their rewards.
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Old 23 November 2009, 05:36   #2
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Good going kostas. This is exactly what I want to do, just the usual things holding me back, time money and space
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Fame at last Kostas, very well done and congratulations on your race win.
Keep Panicos off the throttle!!!
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That's a nice looking RIB! Hope he has good luck with future races.
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Old 25 December 2009, 14:27   #5
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Didn't see the thread started from my friend Adam till now.
A big thank's to all of you for your good words and an even bigger thanks
to Adam for the honor he gave me for driving my boat.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone.
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Old 02 January 2011, 05:10   #6
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Two photos from racing events.
The first one is from 15-9-2009, that was my first race with my boat.
The second is from the 4th and last race of 2010 .

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what a fantastic looking rib!! well done, are you going to build another hull by any chance??
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Old 02 January 2011, 10:44   #8
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what a fantastic looking rib!! well done, are you going to build another hull by any chance??
Thank you !
Yes i am thinking to built some more hulls in the near future cause it's something i love.
I have some drawings i made some time ago and i'm working them all the time in my mind.
I just didn't decided yet witch one i want to start first.
My goal is to make nice hulls with unique looks.
I hope with Gods help that i will manage to do this dream come true.
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My goal is to make nice hulls with unique looks.
I hope with Gods help that i will manage to do this dream come true.
Keep us posted.

Does god do fibreglassing?
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Beautiful RIB Kostas, happy new year and congratulations on the birth of your daughter.
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