1982 CUSTOM BUILT Fireball

in Bellmore, NY


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Call Boat owner Rich [removed phone]960. The Fireball is a high performance 2-person sailboat designed by Peter Milne from the U.K. Many Fireballs are amateur-built, a good indication of the simplicity of the design. The Fireball hull and sail plans are of strictly 1 design, but the class rules allow you to adapt the position and design gear to suit your own weight and style of sailing. Anyone can sail a Fireball. Age or sex does not determine ones ability to be competitive. Some leading Fireball sailors are women. The class also has a strong contingent of sailors over forty. Winning Fireball races is not really a question of having an amateur or professionally built, plywood or fiberglass, old or new boat, but rather comes down to mastering the art of tuning and sailing better than your competition. Fireballs are a delight to sail in strong winds. The thrills of trapeze and spinnakers are hard to match in any type of sailboat or board. If capsized, the boats are easily righted and can be sailed without bailing. The weight and strength of the crew is not as important as the tuning of the boat. The trapeze and sail handling requires skill rather than strength. The Fireball is an international class with fleets in every region of the world. If you're not into racing, the Fireball is simply an exhiliarating boat to sail and enjoy. (From Fireball International) This Fireball is made from Honduras mahogany marine plywood using the Gougeon Brothers West System epoxy. The hull and cabin floor is impregnated with epoxy and painted, the sides and top and finished with marine varnish. It was built in 1982 and has never been on the water. It has been stored indoors and is in excellent condition. The sale of the boat includes the following: > Hull with partial rigging > Centerboard > Rudder > Mainsail and jib (never pre-owned) > Mast and boom > Hardware, lines and rigging The boat has not been rigged. The buyer of the boat will have the freedom and flexibility to rig the boat to his own needs, rigging options are readily available. This is a meticulously crafted sailboat for the wooden boat enthusiast looking for a fast high-performance boat. For more info and photos please visit : originally posted at[removed phone]

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