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post #40 of Old 05-20-2009
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Rubiyat, I can't believe it. I knew your boat pretty well. My family almost bought that boat in 1965 from the second owner, a man whose last name was something Ruby. We even did a sail trial and went to survey on the boat. If I remember right, that boat was delivered as a kit to another owner and partially finished by the original owner, who then sold it to Ruby who named her Rubiyat. In those days she had a black hull.

It was a neat but ideosycncratic boat. It had an air cooled engine and at least in those days you had to open the sail locker and hook up this giant galvanized wind scoop when you wanted to motor.

Another oddity of the boat was that one side of the bow (starboard I believe) was convex and the other side was slightly concave.

The boat did sail well, although the versions delivered with the centerboard sailed better and would beat her in races.

I can't recall why, but the boat failed survey and we moved on and bought a Vanguard, but I remember her well.


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