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Old 25 August 2012, 11:00   #1
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Has anyone used/own a Gemini built Waverider 850? If so for what purpose and am interesting in their build and qualities etc. Pm me if you need to
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Old 25 August 2012, 14:42   #2
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Boat name: Kestrel
Make: Gemini
Length: 6m +
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Not quite a 8.5, but we've got a 6mtr wave rider. It's built like a tank!
Handles every thing I've thrown at her with ease. generally a very dry hull due to the reverse chines, my only grip is that she's got a relatively "low" bow compared to some of the uk designed ribs so you have to be a little more careful not to stuff the nose!
Interestingly it's got coke bottles bonded inside the hull to give extra buoyancy in case she's totally swamped,,,.
It's also got a metal keel strip to protect the hull when nosing up to beaches.
All in all very very pleased with, and part from the low bow wouldn't change a thing!

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Old 25 August 2012, 14:51   #3
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Town: River Hamble
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Ian give me a bell on Tuesday and I can give you the full lowdown. Only two I know of imported into the UK and one of them was stolen. Great boats. Built like a brick out house!
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Old 27 October 2014, 01:51   #4
Country: UK - England
Make: Gemini Waverider 600
Length: 6m +
Engine: 2 x Yamaha 90 2S
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I have a Gemini Waverider 600 too. Mine was built as a search and rescue boat. I can echo the above poster's comments that it is built like a tank. I agree also about the slightly lower bow, but I've been in some pretty rough chop and its never been an issue.

Mine has twin 90hp yamaha 2 strokes. She's very agile and fast, but also surprisingly economical and quiet as 3,200 rpm has her flying along.
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Old 28 October 2014, 06:15   #5
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Make: Thundercat (TI)
Length: 4m +
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Gemini build the zapcats as well, the only company to offer them in hypalon. Generally they're considered the toughest of all the brands making thundercats, although slightly heavier
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Old 02 December 2014, 07:20   #6
Country: UK - England
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Boat name: Searider / War Shot
Make: Avon / Scorpion
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Engine: 30hp Yam / 150hp opt
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I know of a 730 with 225hp Opti coming up for sale soon.

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