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#1 Editor

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:42 AM

Leave it to a Mothie to make a Rat Rod even cooler. If you had a choice, which would you take - The Rat or the Moth?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:45 AM

Tough call, but I'd take the rat.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:16 AM

me too. and not a tough call....

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:27 AM

Both mine - not sure who sent you the pic but thanks for posting. Strangely they cost about the same and are equally scary downhill. Main difference: it took two years to assemble the bits for the rat. Just an email (and requisite payment) gets you the Moth in a box in about a month.

The rat is due to make it's first appearance in the ABYC parking lot this Sunday. Hope the commodore's in a good mood.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:22 AM

The Rat is Fucking Cool!

The moth tops it off nicely!

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:40 AM

The moth!
Already own two cars that upset the commodores.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:35 AM

It better be the car as I'm too porky for the moth! I was probably the right size for moths when I was 14.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:45 AM

Does the Rat provide more lift than the standard foiling setup? And is it now faster than an oppie in sea-hugging mode?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:51 AM

It better be the car as I'm too porky for the moth! I was probably the right size for moths when I was 14.


Yep, I'm not going to be much good in/on a moth, but at 6'5 don't think I'll fit in the rod either... But I'll settle for one of those armchairs in the shade...

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:39 AM

That looks a lot like the Sailor Jerry's rat rod

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:55 AM

Very tough call, but I'd take the rat.... what kinda car is the rat based on???

We have nothing that cool over here

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:05 AM

the Moth but I think Starbucks would prefer their sign back :ph34r:

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:17 AM

Shit, the Moth does not fit on my roadster, the 2 seater big Healey. Should construct special racks, to beat this rat...

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:46 PM

Hmm.. does the moth actually travel there, or is it balanced on top for the photo?

I'd take the boat.. never did understand these 'merican cars, like mine to go round corners :)

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:49 PM

I would not be able to choose between the two.

I've always loved Sailing Anarchy, but when you start combining the two things that give me wood in one website it's dangerous.

Posting the Merc leadsled the other day almost made me cry. I sported a huge shit eating grin for couple hours.

Throw a foiling dingy on top of a rust-o-rod & you've touched a place inside me I didn't know existed.

Keep hurting me soooo good. I love it!

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

Both mine - not sure who sent you the pic but thanks for posting. Strangely they cost about the same and are equally scary downhill. Main difference: it took two years to assemble the bits for the rat. Just an email (and requisite payment) gets you the Moth in a box in about a month.

The rat is due to make it's first appearance in the ABYC parking lot this Sunday. Hope the commodore's in a good mood.


You are one cool MF!

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

uhmmmm..... both?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

Looks like a ride I saw in San Diego... Wonder if it is.
But nice roof ornament

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

Let's see...

Too fat for Moth? Yes.
Not enough skilz for Moth? definitely yes.

Rat. Except that I don't have enough tats (as in none) to pull of the rat either.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

Shit, the Moth does not fit on my roadster, the 2 seater big Healey. Should construct special racks, to beat this rat...


Great ride. Never driven a Healey, always thought they were good looking cars. I used to drag my Moth on a light trailer behind my MGB. Amusing to tow a boat longer (and wider) than the car, with the mast overhanging the cockpit.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:15 PM

Let's see...

Too fat for Moth? Yes.
Not enough skilz for Moth? definitely yes.

Rat. Except that I don't have enough tats (as in none) to pull of the rat either.


Well said. Some can dream. What if we got launched by the rat in the moth?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:48 PM


Shit, the Moth does not fit on my roadster, the 2 seater big Healey. Should construct special racks, to beat this rat...


Great ride. Never driven a Healey, always thought they were good looking cars. I used to drag my Moth on a light trailer behind my MGB. Amusing to tow a boat longer (and wider) than the car, with the mast overhanging the cockpit.


I love this. Makes me want to try popping a trailer hitch on my Alfa.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

No choice....I mean, no I'm not going to make a choice, I'm keep both! The bitch can have the house, but I get the Moth and the Rod!

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:56 PM

The rat is due to make it's first appearance in the ABYC parking lot this Sunday. Hope the commodore's in a good mood.


loud is it?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:44 PM

Shit, the Moth does not fit on my roadster, the 2 seater big Healey. Should construct special racks, to beat this rat...


pics or it never happened.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:17 PM

Rat The local Harbormaster drives Rat Rods to work all the time. Cool.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:07 PM

its no Propper Shaguar but it will do! I should think your neighbors are the bigger problem? Not to mention finding a Yakima rack to fit?

See you on the water sometime soon,
K

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:38 AM

Hollywood Propper. The real "Most Interesting Man in The World"...

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:02 AM

its no Propper Shaguar but it will do! I should think your neighbors are the bigger problem? Not to mention finding a Yakima rack to fit?

See you on the water sometime soon,
K


If the rod still has rain gutters I have the racks for it....

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:05 PM

The Rat Mobile sports wood for sure...Perfect thing for the low T
To big too old for the Moth!

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:57 PM

Actually I suspect I could sell the rat for more - and buy a moth and have some left over

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

Rat 100%

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:50 PM

Both; Rat&Moth?? Can i get the Moth in a tall, over 60, heavy lift model?



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:17 PM


Shit, the Moth does not fit on my roadster, the 2 seater big Healey. Should construct special racks, to beat this rat...


pics or it never happened.


No problem Clean, though this ain' t no car forum. But first I have to get back from Giyczko, Poland where we are currently sailing the DN EURO and than wait for spring time, get the Moth out of the box, assemble it and than it can happen.

Great ride. Never driven a Healey, always thought they were good looking cars. I used to drag my Moth on a light trailer behind my MGB. Amusing to tow a boat longer (and wider) than the car, with the mast overhanging the cockpit.


Good idea, just missing a tow bar on my other car, the MGB GT. But an old fashioned roof rack would fit. We did use it for windsurfing gear. You gave me food for thought. Thanks.




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