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Old 12 September 2016, 10:21   #11
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Timing is everything...heard that somewhere before
Timing IS everything. Rib4sale beat me to this boat in a matter of hours when it came up for sale last January.

Nevertheless I'd love to get a ride on this bad boy!!

BTW 50 kts in seas and chop sounds insane!
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Old 12 September 2016, 11:50   #12
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"This boat can handle way more than you can"

That's the first thing I tell people when I do a charter on a RIB; and this boat is no exception.

I hate sea trials, but this one was amazing. It was the tail end of a hurricane that blew through Baja. The waves were 6-8 at 3-4 seconds, all stacked up on top each other and it was blowing almost 20kts. Not your typical Socal day. The Gemini loved it! We were skipping across the crests and at one point while air born we caught the stern on a crest and slammed the bow into the trough. He looked over at me for approval and all I said was, "that's what it's meant to do, keep going". I tried getting video, but it was obvious that one hand for the boat was not sufficient. We were doing 30 kts slicing through the waves. The boat will do 55 kts but on glass only. This boat is a prime example of how extra horsepower can actually give you good fuel economy. It cruises doing 32 kts at 3,000 rpm all while only burning 5.5 gal/hr.

When I first bought the boat I wasn't sure what it was worth. Now after all of the offers, I know exactly what it is worth. The boat will sell between $33k and 35k.

cantp1 anytime you or anyone else on RIB.net wants to take it for ride, I'm down. I'm convinced these are superior boats, and can't wait to get a Fluid.
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"This boat can handle way more than you think...

cantp1 anytime you or anyone else on RIB.net wants to take it for ride, I'm down. I'm convinced these are superior boats, and can't wait to get a Fluid.
Well firstly I WILL take you up on that offer next time I'm in CA!

And secondly you're right about the Gemini / Fluid. I think I have already told the story of witnessing a friend in a Gemini 550 rolling it in rough seas and the thing righting itself, essentially saving his life. Well that and the kill cord...
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Is this still available?
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Old 07 October 2016, 10:43   #15
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Still available.

Working with a friend that's starting a whale watching company, but he's concerned about six pack charter seating and wants to put jockeys on the foredeck.

I also have another guy that wants it for surfing in Mexico, but he's worried about the Narcos mistaking it for federales. I have no ideas on solving that problem. Unfortunately most of my boats are like driving a Crown Victoria on the water.


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$34,900 obo
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electronics question

Is the autopilot linked to the MFD or would it be easy enough to swap out for a newer radar/MFD without touching that side of things?

Should be hearing about a new job this week, she'll hopefully still be here when I can pull the trigger.
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I'm going to miss this one.


I did receive a deposit last week for the boat. If anything changes I'll keep you posted.


I upgraded the lines to 1/2" amsteel and it really made the boat pop. I never realized what a focal point that was. I'm not sure why Gemini used polypropylene, it was my only complaint about the boat.
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Hi there,
My name's Simon and I purchased this boat from RIBS4SALE. I just wanted to post a quick note on here about the process as it was an especially positive experience, and good merchants should be recognized for solid work. Buying anything internationally, or in a place not close to your base of operations can be a stressful process with all the potential pitfalls of buying a used product that you don't have direct contact with. Patrick, and his father Mike, made this a very easy process and met all my concerns and questions in a pro-active way. They were always straight-up and went out of their way on numerous occasions to make me feel re-assured they had my best interests in mind. In fact, after I drove down to California to pick this boat up, a small problem was found with the propshaft and Patrick made good on the small repair. Many other merchants would look the other way, but here is a guy who values his reputation in the RIB community. I would feel very confident about doing business with him again and would encourage others to feel good about buying from away. The boat is in active service now and I couldn't be more pleased with its performance.
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