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Old 02 October 2006, 15:06   #21
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So what of other hull makes then? Humber, Shakespear, Osprey, Parker and in particular, Tohatsu (one design), Ring and Atlantis KR7 (have a keen interest in this one)?
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Old 02 October 2006, 16:21   #22
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So what of other hull makes then? Humber, Shakespear, Osprey, Parker and in particular, Tohatsu (one design), Ring and Atlantis KR7 (have a keen interest in this one)?
Why not come and seatrial our Carson 600 you will be pleasantly suprised by it's characteristics particularly how it will grip the water in a hard turn
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Old 02 October 2006, 19:31   #23
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Might well do that Steve. I am only looking for bare hull and possibly tubes only as I want to do the fit out.
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Old 03 October 2006, 03:34   #24
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Why not look at shaekspeare as a cheap option? you can buy the hull direct of shakespeare hand have tubed when you like?

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Old 03 October 2006, 07:52   #25
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Yep, that is an option Jono. I know Steve and was once offered a cancelled order of a 6.2 with stainless tanks at a very cheap price (one I couldn't take advantage on at the time). I'm a little way off my project and will have to wait till I sell my current boat.
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Old 05 October 2006, 10:29   #26
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I'm looking for help on choosing a 6.5m or 7m leisure rib with good rough sea handling capabilities (we want to travel long distances off north Cornwall and west Wales). My main criterion is that it must be light (bare hull no more than about 550kg), due to the tow vehicle that I have.

My weight limitation seems to rule out eg Ribcraft, and appears to leave XS (6.5m), Solent (7m), Rib-X (6.5m), and - if I re-mortgaged - Bananashark (7.7m) as the main contenders at my 550kg weight.

Have I missed any mainstream manufacturer out?

Does anyone have any comparative experience on the various ribs? Test drives are all very well, but I suspect that different sea conditions, trim, engines etc mean that firm comparisons are difficult. My impression is that XS gives a more solid ride, whilst Solent is a little more prone to porpoising but is more able to take heavy seas comfortably at speed (and the extra half metre would help, I presume). Rib-X does not seem to get a particularly good press, but I'm not quite sure why, apart from the fact that it's made abroad. And then there's Bananashark ...
This is my first time on this site and i would like to throw in my two penneth..! if you are looking at around 6.5 i can say hand on heart that my Rib-X 650 is simply FANTASTIC...!! i have met a number of owners over the year that i have had mine and they are all of the same opinion.. i have never seen a report from any marine press regarding this model that is anything but Glowing.. I read reports from Rib International, Sportsboat and Rib and Boat Mart before i bought mine and they were all spot on..!!
I have been on thier web site today and notice they are having a demo weekend soon so you could try one for yourself.. happy hunting..
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This is my first time on this site and i would like to throw in my two penneth..! if you are looking at around 6.5 i can say hand on heart that my Rib-X 650 is simply FANTASTIC...!! i have met a number of owners over the year that i have had mine and they are all of the same opinion.. i have never seen a report from any marine press regarding this model that is anything but Glowing.. I read reports from Rib International, Sportsboat and Rib and Boat Mart before i bought mine and they were all spot on..!!
I have been on thier web site today and notice they are having a demo weekend soon so you could try one for yourself.. happy hunting..
Curiously your IP address matches that of Colin Baldwin whose email address is sales@rib-x.co.uk

It therefore appears that you are posing as a customer in order to falsely promote your product. If this is the case it is not only dishonest, but also breaches RIBnet's Guidelines for commercial posting

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Old 05 October 2006, 11:08   #28
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Curiously your IP address matches that of Colin Baldwin whose email address is sales@rib-x.co.uk

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