Bandit IF Version 1.4

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The Bandit IF is based on the real world Folkboat, a one design racing class that thanks to its unsurpassed sea going capabilities for its size acquired fame as a low budget passage maker for blue water cruising. The design may be over 70 years old, Folkboats are still being built and raced today. The Second Life version is made in the same tradition, The focus is clearly placed on the sailing and racing aspects, but it can equally be your "home away from home" when exploring all corners of the grid!

The Bandit IF is powered by the 3rd generation BOSS Dynamic Sailing Engine. Everything about the boat is aimed at giving you a fun and realistic experience, while being both cruise friendly and accessible for beginners, yet when its manual control is fully utilized so challenging it will inspire even the most seasoned sailors to give it all they have in exciting close quarters racing!

The Bandit IF comes fully loaded, in addition to working instruments telling you things like windspeed, wind direction and boat speed, you'll find a wind vane, luffing sails, telltales, animated hoisting and all working sheets, right down to a working outboard engine, deployable fenders, sleeping bags, on board lights, and you can even put a kettle on the two burner stove when you feel like relaxing!

The Bandit IF offers realistic behavior, it allows you free wind inputs without the use of presets, independent sail controls, wind variations, wind shadowing and weather helm. For racing and more advanced settings a windsetter and repeater come included in the racepack, allowing you to build a course where you can match the wind to the surrounding area!

The Bandit IF is designed as a two person boat, and while you, of course, can sail it singlehandedly, taking a crew member along to help you tend to the sails and balance the boat will add to the fun and the performance. Not only does the boat have many leisure and couples poses, you and your crew are fully animated when sailing, hoisting, hiking, steering and even trimming for the crew, every command you give is translated directly into action on your screen!

The Bandit IF offers you a free sailing school, not aimed at making you better at gaming, but truly teaching you all ins and outs about sailing. The lessons brought to you in english will cover all real life and second life specific topics. So if you are new to sailing but always wanted to give it a try, and maybe even someday take your skills out in the real world? Sign up today for the SLIFF Sailing School at Skagway.

The Bandit IF is a high quality boat with custom shaped LOD models for all major parts, it won't deform or disappear at any distance, and the land impact when sailing will be around 60 Li. Thanks to clever building however, when moored the boat will still fit nicely in a cheap 32 Li mooring!

The Bandit IF comes with the mesh parts modify and all textures included for you to be used as templates!

Download the manual below to read in great detail about everything the Bandit IF has to offer, then come sail a demo over at Dutch Harbor!

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  • BOSS Dynamic Sailing System
  • WindMapping
  • TrueHelm™
  • Active Crewing
  • Fully Animated

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Posted June 20, 2021 by Beabie 5 stars

Ive been in sl since 2004, and only just descoverd the joys of sailing, spent 3 days trying demos out and so finally decided on the Bandit IF, such a cute lil sail boat. With auto or a fully simulated sailing experiance. Ideal for like me a noob sailer or a pro. I love i can customise it and will be working on my own textures very soon. Thank you so much. i love all the details like putting the kettle on for tea, and a clock that will tell my time! Im so amazed ive been missing out on this fun all these years and look forward to sailing my cute lil boat all over SL

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Actually fits people not 7 feet tall

Posted May 27, 2021 by AlisaPetrovna 5 stars

Very nice boat, with good selection of poses/animations; wish there were some more F/F animations though LOL. The boat handles well and so nice to find a boat that works for those of us who are a realistic height of 5'6 and not have to be 7 foot or taller giants. Two other things I would like to see on all boats sold by this maker and TMS at the same location in world... use avsitter2 with security on which controls who can use the menu and a means to lock all seats not used like Tig and some others use. I have see problems in the past sometimes with home grown sitters like adjustments customers might spend a long time setting up only to find due to an error little if anything was saved, using avsitter2 would eliminate that and make it easier for people to add poses if they wish and adjust seats.

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