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Old 05 July 2014, 14:38   #1
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Has anyone ever tried a similar combination to what I'm hoping to get my hands on in the next year or so? I have the defender and am looking to get something along the lines of an outboard powered XS 850....any ideas if a 2.4 defender is up to towing it? I realise it'll be much harder and slower work than using something like a disco but if I get the boat the car won't be upgraded for a looong time.

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Old 05 July 2014, 14:43   #2
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Hi, The MD of XS owns a Defender, (although not the 90) and moves a 850 regularly, also tows one to the outer Hebrides annually with it..
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...also tows one to the outer Hebrides annually with it..
To Luskentyre on Harris by any chance? Met a bloke today who has his Redbay 900 towed out there every summer from the Deep South. Curious could it be the same boat?
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Good to know....I suspect I'd have to take it carefully but it should be ok ish.

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To Luskentyre on Harris by any chance? Met a bloke today who has his Redbay 900 towed out there every summer from the Deep South. Curious could it be the same boat?
bernera actually.. no not the same guy, as I say he owns XS ribs the manufacturer..
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bernera actually.. no not the same guy, as I say he owns XS ribs the manufacturer..
There you go - to be fair, if it HAD been, the co-incidence would have floored me
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Hi all,

Has anyone ever tried a similar combination to what I'm hoping to get my hands on in the next year or so? I have the defender and am looking to get something along the lines of an outboard powered XS 850....any ideas if a 2.4 defender is up to towing it? I realise it'll be much harder and slower work than using something like a disco but if I get the boat the car won't be upgraded for a looong time.

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110 or a 130 would be better and have a better ride than a 90
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There you go - to be fair, if it HAD been, the co-incidence would have floored me
I agree however willk, Harris IS a small island, and Bernera much much smaller !!!
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we've towed our Revenger 715 with a 90 2.4TDCi, no problems, towed very well up to Loch Lomond and back, 110 or 130 might be a bit smoother ride but nowt wrong with the 90
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Good to hear they're not too bad....couldn't afford a flash tow car and a good rib lol
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