The Precision 185 is one of the FEW NEW performance dinghies being produced today by legitimate builders. PERFORMANCE is @ the core, yet the Precision 185 has a VERY comfortable cockpit compared to older designs that have that obtrusive "knee knocking" centerboard trunk that your first mate will NEVER enjoy. Complete with a place for an Igloo cooler designed to fit just aft of the mast, your refreshment center is never far away after an exhilarating sail! The mast complete with internal halyards is light for raising and very flexible for sail setting - - part of what can make learning how to sail better and easier. The head sail comes with a Harken Rollerfurling System for taming the headsail and with the mid-cockpit/mid-boom sheeting sail control is easy to deal with and you'lll enjoy the fact that the mainsheet does not wrapping around your crew's neck @ every tack or gybe as end of the boom sheeting setups frequently do. The swim platform on the transom extends the range of use of the Precision 185 to family anchoring and swimming. And if you so choose, you can add a 2 hp to 4 hp kicker to assist in getting where you need to go if the air subsides. Given the beautiful of the hull & sailplan and the ergonomic success of this JIM TAYLOR design, you will be hard pressed to find an niftier "performance daysailor" this pretty that will return so much pleasure. Pricing shown is for the boat FOB Factory and includes the Harken roller furling jib and gear, fiberglass rudder blade in lieu of wood, boom vang,and even a portable ice chest. Trailer, shipping from factory and a few other items are addidtional. Whether you are new to sailing or have sailed for years the Precision 185 will get you sailing comfortably in surprizing stability. Great sailing boat. And sometimes it is nice to have something NEW. It just feels great. With great financing available you can own this NEW PRECISION 185 for around 240 per month. Cheaper than renting and you can sail it each weekend every month ! IT'S YOUR MOVE !!!!
Contact: Chris Rooke, Rooke Sails, Inc.,1744 Prescott So., Memphis,Tn. 38111 @ I240 & US 78
Dealers for: Beneteau, Hunter small boats, Hobie, Laser/Sunfish & Precision
Always looking for quality pre-sailed boats for listings. Rooke Sails is a full service yard for all your sailing/cruising needs including on site sailmaking facilities with sailrepair as a specialty and including custom canvas works. We have our own equipment for transporting and freshwater launching of yachts to 20,000 lbs and with our sign crane equipped trucks we do not have to hire outside companies to assist in rigging the boat @ the appointed launch facilitiy thus saving time, money and stress. With over 40 year of experience in the sailboat business we are here to help.
Please contact Chris Rooke at 901 744-8500
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA - 18' 5''
LWL - 16' 8''
BEAM - 7' 4''
DRAFT, Board up - 6"
DRAFT, Board down - 4' 10"
Displacement: Centerboard Model - 590 lbs. (approx.)
Sail area - 181 sq. ft.
Mast height above DWL - 27' 3"
Easy to trail, Easy to launch, Easy to sail !!
Centerboard Model - 590 lbs. (approx.)
Designer: - Jim Taylor
Trailer & accessories
Raised mast support forward for safety
Starboard plastic mast support for rudder gudgeons
Over center cam strap to hold boat to trailer
Bungee cords to secure mast and boom in transit
Winch on bow stand
Low profile wide body tires
Rotating Tongue jack forward
Rigging, Sails, etc.
Mainsail w/ reef
Mainsail sail slugs
Sail stop for mast track
Adjustable internal topping lift with deck cleat similar to main halyard
Internal Main Halyard with cam cleat securing
Headsail has Sunbrella added sewn to the foot and leech that makes cover when rolled up
2:1 purchase on headsail sheeting
Tiller cover in Sunbrella
Kick up Rudder with control lines
Harken blocks through out
3:1 purchase for centerboard
All four side stays include overcenter cam Sherman Johnson stay adjusters that make it easy to attach the forestay and then cam tension the shrouds
Spar Fly quick discount mast head wind direction unit, available
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.