Foldable RIB sailboat

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by John82, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. John82
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    John82 New Member

    Howdy Folks,

    I found it on internet - Foldable RIB sailboat http://winboat.net/winboat-f460-sailboat/
    I'm quite intrigued by the concept of a folding rib sailboat. I'm quite new to sailing tho... will it be safe to sail?
    Seems like they are Europeans and have an importer in US and couple of dealers though I couldn't find any reviews whatsoever... The only mention i've seen except official website is this forum's thread: http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/hydrodynamics-aerodynamics/low-speed-sailboat-hull-51637-4.html
    Has anyone had an experience with this sailboat? how does it play in the real world?
    According to the importer's site they took it for the show to Sacramento... Maybe anyone had been there by a chance?
     
  2. alan craig
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    alan craig Senior Member

    It depends on how important it is to have the folding ability; if you have a sailing club near you it might not be worth it. It might be slow with only 55q.ft of sail and I can imagine it would be difficult to right from a full inversion.
    Here is another company with some folding options:
    http://www.nestawayboats.com
     
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