Originally Posted by MtStPipier
Thanks guys. I consider myself primarily a sailor, so buying a plastic center console boat was right out. Test drove a couple Ribcrafts as they are made locally, and knew right away I had to have one. I'm going to use it to commute to work in Boston in good weather, so wanted something seaworthy and somewhat fuel efficient. Hopefully the popularity of RIBs continues to grow around here.
dct and ltf - Clearly we'll have to meet up this summer, after I learn how to handle her.
My wife and I are primarily sailors too, she's on her second Paralympic sailing campaign right now. Our Searider is primarily used as a coachboat for her campaign. I think sailors are smarter than most stinkpotters, that's why we're drawn to the functionality of RIBs.
What do you have for a sailboat? Do any racing?
She's waiting for me to drive down to FL the end of the month to pick up our RIB, so she can use it to commute to her job at Piers Park Sailing Center in East Boston. Maybe you two can "boatpool"! I'm not sure that commuting by RIB will be any faster or more efficient that driving to Boston, but it'll certainly be a lot more fun! We don't have a dock or even a mooring in Marblehead, so that adds to the complexity of the concept.
We're going to be taking a couple of trips out to Stellwagen to visit the whales once the weather gets a bit better. It never occurred to us to do that until we sailed through the area by accident last year on out way to P-Town. Would be nice to have another boat along for at least the first trip out.