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Old 16 May 2013, 17:37   #1
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I've only gone and done it !!!

Just bought an Xpro 530 on fleabay so now have to come cap in hand and pick everyones brains.

She (I assume she is a she) will need pampering with the necessary extras (furry dices on the rear view mirror etc) and hopefully some sensible suggestions from the forum community.

I will have to keep her in Summer on a trot mooring and move her indoors for the winter. Up to now I have had a 5hp Yamaha which I could wheel home and clean out every use, but will obviously have to leave a 50hp on the Xpro. Is there anything I can do to minimise problems ?

Does anyone have good (or bad) tales to tell me regarding Xpro 530's.

I will now sit back and wait for the flack

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Old 16 May 2013, 17:43   #2
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sensible suggestions from the forum community.

You'll be lucky!

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I think Daniel is working on an Xpro at the moment.
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Old 17 May 2013, 03:30   #3
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Just bought an Xpro 530 on fleabay so now have to come cap in hand and pick everyones brains.

She (I assume she is a she)

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Old 17 May 2013, 13:29   #4
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I think that the X pro's are made in China and the tubes are PVC, but they also do hypalon at extra cost.

They do look good in the pics on there website but I have never seen one in the flesh.
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Old 17 May 2013, 14:56   #5
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Are they the bill highman imports?
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Are they the bill highman imports?
The guy from Seaswift down sarf does em Matt.

Bill Highwayman does the Seapro originally from China, now Egyptian made ribs with German PVC fabric tubes and Italian console and fittings
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Old 17 May 2013, 17:02   #7
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confused

B****y H**l,

don't we make anything ourselves. With all this international trade co-operation I still don't know if are they are any good.

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Old 18 May 2013, 09:11   #8
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Yes we do make plenty our selves & now you have bought it do you really want to hear they are c**p?
I have only seen the aluminium tenders at SBS & the did look well put together
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Old 18 May 2013, 12:30   #9
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The guy from Seaswift down sarf does em Matt.

Bill Highwayman does the Seapro originally from China, now Egyptian made ribs with German PVC fabric tubes and Italian console and fittings
Oh bugger Avoid or what? Didnt Hadd have one it sank?

Are they any good? Could it be the same one?
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Old 18 May 2013, 14:31   #10
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That's what we have got. Liked the first one we bought so much that we upgraded to the latest layout last year. Our actual boat was featured in PBR magazine Oct/Nov last year around Lundy Island and Dave Swift of Seaswift took it on sea trials over to Guernsey.
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