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Old 24 April 2007, 13:35   #1
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Country: UK - England
Town: Basingstoke
Boat name: Bubbles
Make: XS Ribs
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 100 4 Stroke
Join Date: Oct 2006
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Any XS owners out there?

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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Old 24 April 2007, 16:03   #2
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Length: 7m +
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iv got a 7m xs with a 200 opti based in pwllheli north wales. mostly used for watersports fun but ocasionaly go further afield.
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Old 24 April 2007, 16:14   #3
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Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DF300
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I've been lurking in the background for a while now. First post, so here goes..

I brought my 6.0m XS in May last year. I went for the Suzuki 140 4 stroke after trying both the Optimax and Suzuki at Ribex. The Suzi is a fantastic engine, quiet and smooth. I keep the rib in Southampton and use it to potter around the Solent on weekends as often as I can.

The Rib has an orange hull and blue tubes (called eXcesS) so give a shout and wave if you see me out and about.

Andy
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Old 24 April 2007, 17:06   #4
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Boat name: Blue Wave
Make: XS
Length: 6m +
Engine: Optimax 115
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Hi

I have just bought an XS 600 with an Optimax 115
It was Laurenceís Demo Boat last year so we got it more or less as it came.

It is my first RIB having always been sailing before but my then 12yr old son put me up to it as he seems o prefer power boating to sailing. Actually I lie as we still have a 18yr old Avon 2.8 RIB which we bought new as a tender but donít think that counts.

Laurence stored it for us until just before Easter when we trucked it to Spain where it will stay. We were out just before Easter and had a great time.

We are a family of 4 and just want to use it to explore and swim from. No water-skiing, racing or anything like that.

Most of the Ribs we saw out there are Valliantís or Medliners with fancy cushions and tables but we decided that wasnít for us.
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Old 26 April 2007, 13:46   #5
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I've been lurking in the background for a while now. First post, so here goes..

I brought my 6.0m XS in May last year. I went for the Suzuki 140 4 stroke after trying both the Optimax and Suzuki at Ribex. The Suzi is a fantastic engine, quiet and smooth. I keep the rib in Southampton and use it to potter around the Solent on weekends as often as I can.

The Rib has an orange hull and blue tubes (called eXcesS) so give a shout and wave if you see me out and about.

Andy
Hi Andy I should have said. I am the other owner in the same yard at Drivers Wharf. 550 blue tubes and white hull with the 100 4 Stroke Mercury. Are you about this weekend? I am acting as committe boat for a round the island yacht race starting at 9:00 at Cowes. With the weather forcast the way it is I think I will be sitting anchored at Bembridge ledge from mid afternoon till evening acting as the finsh line, so if anyone is passing say hello!! You can get me on the radio on Ch72 "Bubbles" or "RIOW Rib".
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Old 26 April 2007, 13:48   #6
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Hi

I have just bought an XS 600 with an Optimax 115
It was Laurenceís Demo Boat last year so we got it more or less as it came.

It is my first RIB having always been sailing before but my then 12yr old son put me up to it as he seems o prefer power boating to sailing. Actually I lie as we still have a 18yr old Avon 2.8 RIB which we bought new as a tender but donít think that counts.

Laurence stored it for us until just before Easter when we trucked it to Spain where it will stay. We were out just before Easter and had a great time.
With a Rib in spain I think you will soon be well sorted with offers of exchange visits
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Old 26 April 2007, 15:18   #7
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Tell me about it, the kids are getng all their school pals lined up allready so
if RyanAirr isnt booming it will be by the summer.
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Old 27 April 2007, 14:15   #8
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XS Rib

Hi just took delivery of a 6.0m XS, blue tubes, white hull, grey deck, with a suzuki 140. Got to rig the little beastie but can't wait to get out on the water, hopefully it goes as well as it looks on the drive!

It will be used as a power boat training vessel around the Solent and Chrsitchurch Bay areas. It will also be for fun and bare boat charter.

The boat will be called "No Worries"
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Old 27 April 2007, 16:50   #9
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We want Pics!! awesome boat
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Old 28 April 2007, 04:24   #10
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The man asked for pitures so here we are
has any one else got some?
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