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Old 13 May 2008, 07:11   #1
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Arctic Blue Cabin

Did anyone go on board / or on demo;

If so what was your impression relative to other cabin ribs on the market

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Old 13 May 2008, 07:26   #2
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Hi Phill I can take you out if you wish to have a demo.

I brought the 29 back after Ribex near my house to Topsham as Im running both craft in plus our Race boat. Both Craft are fantastic value!! I would say the cabin is slightly low in the 37 but they are also making a 29 cabin. For the money they are great value. PM if you want me to take you out in either boats.
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Hi Phill I can take you out if you wish to have a demo.

I brought the 29 back after Ribex near my house to Topsham .
bet your wallet loved you....
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what was your impression relative to other cabin ribs on the market

thanks for any views

It looks great, and Mrs Nasher fell in love with it.

It might as well be a space ship though, as I've never a chance in hell of affording to own one.

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have sent pm Tom

Nasher , I am putting together a plan (or maybe just dream) to set off next year to the Med. Not a race but a very slow cruise stopping where the fancy takes me and ending up I don't know where but Greece might suit

This boat looks like a good 'un for that type of thing
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Good plan.

Ours involves selling the house when the kids are gone and a 40 odd foot Motorsailer.

Not sure from what I saw that the 37 would be very good for more than a weekend or so, it looked quite cramped/dark below decks compared with a similar sized hard boat or yacht
I imagined a deck tent etc to enclose the open deck space to increase accomodation and living space.

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Nasher , I am putting together a plan (or maybe just dream) to set off next year to the Med. Not a race but a very slow cruise stopping where the fancy takes me and ending up I don't know where but Greece might suit

This boat looks like a good 'un for that type of thing
Phil - what advantage would the tubes bring on that sort of trip? if its nasty weather you presumably stay in harbour. tubes eat into your available space on/below deck.
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My friend looked at the 37 on Friday. he also went out on the Scorpion
Sting, as he is in the market for a cabin boat
His conclusion was (and it was his) that while it looks like great value.
He thought that it would fall to bits after time, i have not got 200 thousand to spend so no axe to grind, but it did not feel like the same quality as the Sting
I suppose you don't get all the worlds records for nothing
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For a 37' boat the deck space is tiny - who wants to be stuck in a tiny cockpit all the time???

Nasher we think alike!!! I love motosailers - the Fisher 37 is my dream but I have just spotted a stunning boat in my own harbour - a Banjer 37. Photos on my phone at moment though!!!
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The ultimate Motorsailer, currently being built to special order

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