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Old 16 August 2009, 11:36   #1
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ZAR 73 skydeck

Could this be classed as a real rib or a power boat,looks cool though http://www.nauticexpo.com/prod/zar-f...933-72953.html
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Old 16 August 2009, 13:58   #2
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Its a RIB in my book, but its fair to say the styling is not to everybody's taste! Actually it probably caters well for exactly the sort of boating many people here do - although we would never admit it - because we (well probably not me) have 'serious' boats that could go out in F8.
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Its a RIB - but the blurb is great ;

It has a very spacious cabin with a bed large enough to accommodate three people.......

Who the hell is the third person ...........? Me , Mrs , & err who exactly to make up to 3 ?
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Who the hell is the third person ...........? Me , Mrs , & err who exactly to make up to 3 ?
oh well thats this thread destined for the bilges as soon as JSP/Willk see it!
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Actually, if I was in the market for a cruising sleeper I'd been looking at it. I think it has a few things going for it.
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Actually, if I was in the market for a cruising sleeper I'd been looking at it. I think it has a few things going for it.
Totally agree , very practical use of space - but just not 'sporty' or 'RIB' looking enough for me.
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Here is the test report on it.
http://ribmagazine.com/ribtv/index.p...rectlink&id=22
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Thanks for the link to the review. I think it makes a cracking weekender, if that is what you are after it would probably feature high up on the list. A slight concern for me would be the use of Alpha Romeo engines. Hopefully they have improved their reliability from my memories of the brand but I think I would wait and see how it plays out before splashing the cash on this one.
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Hi

I have read the blurb in English and Italian and am dissatisfied with the explanation of techie details. What size tubes does it have, for example?

I also think it is pretty ugly.

If you talk Italian ribs, I would prefer a Mar.co (no cabin, however), or a Sacs Orgasmo.

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I've just been looking at the online spec for these, and after a little poking around, I finally found the Tech. Spec.

If you visit the Formenti website and select the 73 Skydeck Inboard, at the top under where it says ZAR 73 are some options, one being the Tech Spec. and I can confidently tell you that the tubes are 53cm . This is after I spent 5 mins looking for the spec on the 73 Outboard model .
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