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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » R - Boats starting with 'R' » Rebel

 
Rebel Rebel
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4 2735 Wed June 16, 2010
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Description: Rebel
Keywords: Rebel
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu July 6, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The rebel is a 16 ft daysailor that weights 700lbs. Mine was the Rebel II with seats built in. This boat was designed by Ray Greene to be sailed in the light flukey airs in the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio. The boat carries a lot of sail and can become a real handful quickly. Especially in winds over 10-15 knots. Her performance is very good if you can handle her. In the case of my boat if knocked down- good luck. You will need it. I would not recommend this as a first small boat. It is more of a one design race boat than a daysailor. If you are familiar with the chyrsler 18ft Buccaneer it appears to sail similarly in terms of heeling quickly an ddemanding constant attention. Fun and fast but not a family daysailor.
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Review Date: Fri July 7, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
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The Rebel is now made by Nickels Boat Works
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Review Date: Wed December 13, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Great first boat in my oppinion
Cons: Low boom

The first time I ever went sailing, was after reading most of a how to book and purchasing a Rebel that appeared to be in decent shape. It only cost $1500 so it wasn't going to break me if I didn't like sailing. I hit the local lake singlehanded, didn't dump it and made it back to shore. If it heels more than I am comfortable with, (havn't had the rail in but close) I let out the main sheet and the stainless centerboard pulls it back up-right. I still have a LOT to learn and this is the only boat I have sailed (about 20 times) but I have had fun with it.
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Registered: May 2009
Location: Cleveland OH USA
Posts: 54
Review Date: Wed June 16, 2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Easy to Trailer with a shallow draft Fun to Sail
Cons: Need 2 to step the mast

My 1st sailboat was a rebel. I sailed it mostly on the inland lake in NE Ohio.
Had it for about 5 years. Great family boat can fit 6 people very easy nice and heavy especially if you have to go on the deck to play with the jib.
I would just fly along with the rail close to the water and basically stand up with my feet on the other side of the cockpit and yell YEE HAWW. Great boat sold it to my cousin who move to FLA. I then bought a Tartan 27
Highly recommend can pick one up for under 1000
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