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Old 17 November 2004, 06:51   #41
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Yep we picked it up yesterday, we will start the running in process this weekend. Some pics to follow soon.

SWGINN after your excellent "out of water RIB" photo, Ricky and myself have set ourself a challange to do better!!! I know a hard act to follow your pic was very cool, however a bit of competition is juts what we need to make us try harder!!
Thats hardly fair competition, there's 2 of ye, both with quality cameras. First I gotta get somebody to drive the sh#t out of my boat, get a platform boat, and try my best with my Canon Ixus. You've got no excuse now!!

Can't wait to see what you come up with though, should be great judging by your previous shots!!

I've got a plan up my sleeve too, not my photo but gives you an idea!! Now when's the next F6 blowin up??
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Old 17 November 2004, 10:52   #42
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Are you sure? I thought all Merc / Mariners came with a two year warranty from new.
The boat had a 1 yr warranty, engine as you say was 2 years. However both are now out of warranty.
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Old 17 November 2004, 15:37   #43
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[QUOTE=swginn] Thats hardly fair competition [/QUOTE


Well so far you have the best pic I have seen on here with your ixus. So much for flash cameras ... its all in the moment, and you got it! It is a really good pic. I am very jealous I did not take it.
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Old 17 November 2004, 16:11   #44
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its all in the moment, and you got it!
Very true, it all happened very fast, was soaked afterwards but saw the pic and that made up for it!! Finding it hard to improve on it though, gonna get a new camera for Xmas I think so that should help.

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Well so far you have the best pic I have seen on here with your ixus
Thanks very much!!
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Old 21 November 2004, 07:37   #45
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How good is the XS 650/700 from Barnet Marine

Hi Guys

This is my first message to the forum so hello to you all. I am an experienced boater having owned various powerboats. I have not however owned a Rib, which is definetly my next purchase.

I have a budget around 15000 and have recently read a bit about the XS 650/700. which looks promising.

However you are the guys who really know. I would welcome any feedback, good or bad as to how I should progress.

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Old 21 November 2004, 11:34   #46
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Topbuoy,

Have no experience of the XS-650/700 but I have got an XS-600 with 150 Optimax on the transom. Performance, handling, build quality and customer service have all been top notch. I can only assume the 650 & 700 are even better. XS-Ribs have been discussed a lot here, some of the threads are below:

XS-600 Airborne!!
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XS-600 115 Optimax
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Pettal has just taken delivery of his XS-700 so he should be posting his thoughts on it fairly soon. See here: Pettal & his XS-700 on the Solent
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Old 23 November 2004, 03:58   #47
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Hi Steve

Thanks for the reply and threads to follow up.

I will read with interest.

Thanks

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Ther Secret Behind Xs Ribs

I was told a couple of days ago, that XS ribs are built in Poland , buy a hard boat Builder....

Dose anyone know if this is true or not????
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I was told a couple of days ago, that XS ribs are built in Poland , buy a hard boat Builder....

Dose anyone know if this is true or not????
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Old 31 December 2004, 09:57   #50
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Heard this as well Tim, definitely a false rumour. They are UK built
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