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Old 30 April 2007, 16:23   #21
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Lighter fluid gets the sticky stuff from vinyl lettering off well.
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Old 30 April 2007, 16:50   #22
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Thanks for the reply on the Acetone It is what I feared. Any ideas on how to get this signwritinng off. Do i just have to try to peel them off using soap and water? They may have hardened and it will look a real mess if I only manage to get half off. I notice that you dont have any Andy. or were they never put on for you in the first place.
the gentle heat suggestions are probably good. can't confirm Nos's suggestion re lighter fluid one way or the other but if you can test a discrete area then worth a try. failing that the IPA (isopropanol) or "surgical spirit" (from your local chemists) should be OK on Perspex or Polycarb - how well it removes the glue depends on what the glue was.
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Old 08 May 2007, 10:27   #23
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I am interested to find out who else has an XS, what size, what motor, where its based and what they are doing with it.
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We have just taken delivery of a new XS 750 demonstrator into Ireland. She has an Optimax 225 with DTS and integrated NAVMAN 8120 chart plotter with all the SmartCraft guages replicated on it. The engine is just run in and we and now starting to really see what the boat is capable of!
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Old 08 May 2007, 14:38   #24
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Re: XS750

I took the 8.5m with the 275 Verado for a sea trial and thought it was absolutely brilliant. It was February and conditions were quite rough, but the 8.5m just took everything in it's stride.

I'd be keen to know what sort of performance you're getting from the 7.5m.

Is this the same rib that is displayed on the Barnet website? It looks fantastic!!

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Old 09 May 2007, 06:16   #25
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Hi Andy,

Yes, it's the same rib - the photographs on the website are from her initial sea-trials. Laurence Lock of Barnet Marine and I spent a lot of time on the spec to get it the way we both wanted it and I am very impressed. We have only had her out in a mild swell so far but the extra beam and deep V make her very stable and yet I reckon we will get mid 40s WOT.

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Old 09 May 2007, 17:32   #26
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Yeh, pretty consistent with the larger 8.5m and the Verado. I was very impressed at how much quicker you can go comfortably in tricky conditions with such a large rib. I really, really want one !!!
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Old 11 May 2007, 11:55   #27
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Seats and stuff

Nice to see all the replies. When I get a minute I will put together a list and start the unofficial owners club..

I had the seats filling up with rainwater. I decided it was simplest just to drill a hole in the bottom reaer to let it out. The hole is only small and the boat is so dry it doesn't get any seatwater in.
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Old 11 May 2007, 12:35   #28
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Wet seats leaking into the lockers.

It seams the cushions always retain some water that gets squeezed into the lockers when you sit on them. That was one of the reasons why we specified side access hatches on the jockey seats rather than the hinged top opening version. It is something to consider for anyone specing a new boat.
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