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Old 01 October 2006, 17:28   #11
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Old 01 October 2006, 17:30   #12
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The salesmen keep telling me that a 6m+ rib is good for (more or less) any sea.
Yes, it'll be OK, but EIGHT passengers wont! In a rough sea, make sure that everyone has a proper seat. 6.5m RIBs usually seat between four and six people on jockey type seats.
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Old 01 October 2006, 17:35   #13
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This may be of interest, seating for 8, available right now. 150hp outboard Highly speced, well maintained. Pm for more info and pictures.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F120297/

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That's a nice Avon, but calling it an eight seater isn't a very responsible sales pitch. Counting the front "suicide seat" is misleading the inexperienced somewhat!
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Old 02 October 2006, 03:15   #14
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That's a nice Avon, but calling it an eight seater isn't a very responsible sales pitch. Counting the front "suicide seat" is misleading the inexperienced somewhat!
Personally we've found that the front seat isn't that bad, wouldn't call it suicide. I don't think there will be many if any other 6/6.5 metre ribs with 8 seats behind the console.

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Old 02 October 2006, 14:00   #16
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Thanks for all the comments.

Any thoughts regarding the comparative rough sea handling capabilities of Solent, XS and Rib-X ribs?
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Old 02 October 2006, 14:22   #17
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good point Mickey

I'd take the XS over the Solent in a rough sea cos I prefer the Hull shape at the back also I find the Solent slips a little in a tight power turn.

Having said that I fancy the Solent is a little better built than the XS but the XS is OK and before anybody has a pop I have one of each in our storage facility so I have had a very good opportunity to compare the two builds

I wouldn't take a Falcon Xrib to a lake but that's cos I don't reckon the build quality but the Hull shape is good

my real advice for a 6.5 would be a Scorpion but they are rare
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Old 02 October 2006, 14:36   #18
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good point Mickey

I'd take the XS over the Solent in a rough sea cos I prefer the Hull shape at the back also I find the Solent slips a little in a tight power turn.

Having said that I fancy the Solent is a little better built than the XS but the XS is OK and before anybody has a pop I have one of each in our storage facility so I have had a very good opportunity to compare the two builds

I wouldn't take a Falcon Xrib to a lake but that's cos I don't reckon the build quality but the Hull shape is good

my real advice for a 6.5 would be a Scorpion but they are rare
Solent are good boats, a little biased from me, but I've found that I can drive it in any sea, they are really very dry boats, except when you stuff them, and the hull is good. You need a 150 optimax, which will get you to 50 knots (in a following sea.... but it will get you there). A scorpion would be ice, but then agin, is there enough difference for the price difference...
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Old 02 October 2006, 14:46   #19
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A scorpion would be ice, but then agin, is there enough difference for the price difference...
yep as long as the Sea has waves and the Air has wind everytime. But the guys question was which boat was best in a rough sea ? Have you ever driven an XS in a rough sea
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