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Old 21-10-2019, 11:12   #1
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Escape rumba question


I am not a sailor but I hope to be.

I want to get my two boys into to this exciting and fulfilling sport.

I have the option of a great condition rumba near me. And while the condition is great I worry about getting replacement parts in the future

Does this make it more of a problem to own or can I still source these easily or use alternate parts ?

Everything else I read about this makes it sound like a great start.

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Old 21-10-2019, 11:24   #2
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Re: Escape rumba question

Thereís not much to it Iím terms of replacement parts. Itís a durable, stable boat, not the fastest, but durable and easy to own. I say go for it...

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Old 21-10-2019, 11:55   #3
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Re: Escape rumba question

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, quiggers.
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Old 21-10-2019, 14:52   #4
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Re: Escape rumba question

Thank you for both the responses and the welcomes.

I have windsurfed and am looking forward to taking my 5 and 7 year olds on the water with me, and occasionally convincing my wife to join.

We live in Florida and are planning on inland lakes and intercoastal with this boat.

I really want my kids to grow up sailing where I wished I had and this seems like a great boat that they can handle more as they get more proficient.

Am over extending it's capabilities with an adult, maybe two and two small boys?

All the reviews are good for my needs and if the interest grows so too will the boat.

I read it will remain afloat if swamped, what about righting it ?

Given the age I was concerned about any parts needed down the road. But it seem there's not a lot to go wrong.

Now. Does anyone have an idea as to what a fair price, with trailer, would be ?
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