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Old 18 October 2009, 23:34   #1
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"Canadians know how to build em yes they do"

Here's another excellent rib manufacturer, very nice lines, handsome, the overall build quality looks, well... outstanding! I definitely could buy one of these. Wonder if they melted down beer cans to make those nice shiny hulls...
Maybe?

http://www.polarisboats.com/p/boats.htm
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Old 19 October 2009, 01:44   #2
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They certainly do make excellent RIBs. Their manufacturing plant is about 1/4 mile from where my mother lives in Langley, BC. The 2 fellows that own/run the place are first rate and very helpful even if you need help with an inflatable boat other than one of their own. The welds on their aluminum hulls are works of art. Jyasaki has one of their boats, and I believe he has been quite happy with his.
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Old 19 October 2009, 02:11   #3
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I own a 15.5ft spirit model with custom interior setup for diving. Hypalon tubes with blind gluing. 60hp Yam pushes ALOT of dive gear, 8 tanks and 4 people at 27 knots is impressive. This is partially due to the hull. Only 14deg of deadrise so its not the greatest at rough water, but great for planing the load of divers + gear I carry.
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Old 19 October 2009, 12:49   #4
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Jyasaki has one of their boats, and I believe he has been quite happy with his.
Quite true.

When I first started thinking about upgrading my SIB, I decided to look for an aluminum-hulled RIB. Several web searches over a long period of time yielded a few resourses: Polaris, Titan, and Northwind, locally (West coast of North America), a couple of others on the Gulf Coast, and a few overseas (New Zealand, I think, and South Africa.)

A few e-mails and phone calls later, and the only manufacturer who seemed to take a request for information for a consumer (rather than commercial) small RIB was Guy at Polaris (well, not exactly true - Titan, as I recall, was interested, but tended to let information requests sit for quite a while, if they got around to answering them at all.)

Long story short, Guy and I talked about costs and designs and such for about a year before we came to a reasonably complete design; that was the point was when I actually made the decision to purchase. So, he had been doing all this work with no commitment on my part. Impressed the hell out of me. Five months later, I had the boat in-hand, so to speak.

I'm a bit curious as to what sparked Pat's original post, but having dealt with Guy and run one of his boats for the past 4 years, his comments on quality and everything are spot on.

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Old 19 October 2009, 19:45   #5
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We Canucks build a number of things pretty well... There's at least three good RIB builders in that area... Hurricane, Titan and Polaris. I suspect that they all learn from each other and benefit...
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Old 19 October 2009, 20:11   #6
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Quite true.

When I first started thinking about upgrading my SIB, I decided to look for an aluminum-hulled RIB. Several web searches over a long period of time yielded a few resourses: Polaris, Titan, and Northwind, locally (West coast of North America), a couple of others on the Gulf Coast, and a few overseas (New Zealand, I think, and South Africa.)

A few e-mails and phone calls later, and the only manufacturer who seemed to take a request for information for a consumer (rather than commercial) small RIB was Guy at Polaris (well, not exactly true - Titan, as I recall, was interested, but tended to let information requests sit for quite a while, if they got around to answering them at all.)

Long story short, Guy and I talked about costs and designs and such for about a year before we came to a reasonably complete design; that was the point was when I actually made the decision to purchase. So, he had been doing all this work with no commitment on my part. Impressed the hell out of me. Five months later, I had the boat in-hand, so to speak.

I'm a bit curious as to what sparked Pat's original post, but having dealt with Guy and run one of his boats for the past 4 years, his comments on quality and everything are spot on.

jky
I hadn't forgotten that you were the proud owner of a Polaris Jyasaki, pics of your boat are up here somewhere, perhaps you can put a shot of it up here for those who haven't seen it, it's a nice looker. I was seriously thinking of buying one of these quite a while back, but then I stumbled across my current boat and the rest is history... people on this website are always going on about Zodiac or another European brand, manufacturers like Polaris
are equivalent to anything manufactured overseas, possibly better...
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Old 20 October 2009, 00:14   #7
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Hi Pat
Nice to see you posting. We are now living in Mexico with a boating area you would not believe. Having tooooo way much fun and very tired every day. Have to decide to go fishing or work on the house !!!!!. Got hit by Hurricane Jemina 5 weeks ago and still cleaning mud out of the house.
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Old 20 October 2009, 12:56   #8
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perhaps you can put a shot of it up here for those who haven't seen it, it's a nice looker.
Thanks, Pat;

Funny, but I have not gotten too many new pics of the boat since then (with a couple of exceptions.) Here are a few, though.

Later;

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Old 20 October 2009, 23:51   #9
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Hi Pat
Nice to see you posting. We are now living in Mexico with a boating area you would not believe. Having tooooo way much fun and very tired every day. Have to decide to go fishing or work on the house !!!!!. Got hit by Hurricane Jemina 5 weeks ago and still cleaning mud out of the house.
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Tony
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Fishing... good Hurricane... bad Mud... ugly
glad you made it through Jemina o.k. The fishing sounds like a blast, I would love to take you up on it! Right now I am attempting to unload everything for a move south so I may be calling, thanks for the invite.
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Old 20 October 2009, 23:54   #10
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Thanks, Pat;

Funny, but I have not gotten too many new pics of the boat since then (with a couple of exceptions.) Here are a few, though.

Later;

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You've got to be having a lot of fun with that, nice boat! Good to see it again, we need to see more pictures on this site!!!
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