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Old 12 July 2005, 22:17   #1
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Hey im going for a demo on a 5.85 RIBCRAFT tomorrow and since im new to RIBS i was just wondering, What should i look for in the boat? Should i try to find the biggest wave and go off it or will the salesman get mad? heh. Any help would be great
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Old 13 July 2005, 00:41   #2
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I'd offer to join you to "help", if I weren't going to be goofing off (again ) tomorrow afternoon to go sailing in Marblehead. If you're out after 4:30-5:00 look for a 23' Sonar (sail logo is red horizontal stripes) with sail # 725. I'll be the guy on the boat Should be right outside the harbor. There's an outside chance I may be in my Searider, as a tow vessel for the Sonar.

Not that I know much of anything about buying a new rib, or any new boat for that matter!!
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Old 13 July 2005, 09:05   #3
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If im still out at that time ill look for you heh
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Look at the quality of the fittings and electrics ( fuses / cable runs / screw heads stickng out etc etc )

I'm sure the salesman knows how to make the boat handle well to make you think its the best boat in the world.

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Old 13 July 2005, 16:49   #5
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see a wave GO FOR IT , if the boat breaks dont buy it
SIMPLE AS THAT
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look for a 23' Sonar (sail logo is red horizontal stripes) with sail # 725. I'll be the guy on the boat Should be right outside the harbor. There's an outside chance I may be in my Searider, as a tow vessel for the Sonar
I love those Sonar Keel boats couple of my mates won a Gold Medal sailing in one of those at the last US Disabled Olympics . I used to race on them on a regular basis sailed round the Island once with a blind mate and a paraplegic force 7 went like a rocket did it 8 hours 55 mins well chuffed with that result 5th in our class .
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Old 13 July 2005, 16:59   #7
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see a wave GO FOR IT , if the boat breaks dont buy it
SIMPLE AS THAT
Great quote Hannah - maybe i should get you to test my new boat before it is finally handed over!!!!
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Old 13 July 2005, 17:04   #8
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The demo was AWESOME lol i test drove a smaller version but i found some nice swells and flew off them. I loveee the boat hah. I think the salesman was a little scared because i was taking it off huge waves then turning around and seeing how it did down wind heh.
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so you took Hannah's advice?
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