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Old 11 February 2009, 15:29   #11
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Why not?
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Old 11 February 2009, 16:04   #12
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No reason why not, just curious as to why - it is unorthodox.
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Old 11 February 2009, 17:02   #13
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Why LHD? Well the engines are a contra-rotating pair, so it makes no difference which side the helm is on. I'm in the aviation business, so the helm is on the left to keep my airline captain friends happy!
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Old 12 February 2009, 02:20   #14
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Smashing boat you got there JIY, i love the xs ribs. i said this in a previous thread and i'll say it again. these boats are so good i would give it ten thumbs up! I did about 4000 hours last year and not one problem!
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Old 05 May 2009, 17:45   #15
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Hi Mark,

Just wondering if he new XS850 that has turned up on k pontoon is your new ride?

If so it looks awesome.

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Old 06 May 2009, 13:01   #16
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just reading my last post, i didn't do 4000 hours, i did 4000 miles! still love the boat tho!
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Old 07 May 2009, 05:19   #17
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My 7.5m XS is going to have to wait for a few months. Still thinking about getting one built but not this year.

In the mean time i have just bought a Prosport 7.5m with a 200hp Yam which is ready to go. All i need is a couple of life jackets.

Prosport ribs have had a bad rap on these forums but this one is perfect to get me on the water this season. It has a really narrow beam so it does chine walk a bit but goes like stink.

On the test run got up to 48 knots and that was in a pretty choppy sea. The owner then found the travel trident wake and i thought we were going to die. The boat handled it all well though.

Plan is to use the prosport this summer then sell at then end of the year and then go see Laurence at Barnet Marine. The Mrs wants to move house this summer so this was a compromise.

thanks for all your replies

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