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Old 05 October 2006, 13:00   #31
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Here is another one I don't know.

COuld you post a website for Carson please Pressman?
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Old 05 October 2006, 13:00   #32
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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, 13:09   #33
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Old 05 October 2006, 16:28   #34
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Well, you won't be going far on 100kg's of fuel !!!!!!!
Why? I imagine most Humbers have tanks in that sort of size range since that's all there is available....! I think my under console tank is 90ltr.

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Old 06 October 2006, 04:21   #35
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Old 04 March 2007, 17:30   #36
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In my opinion, Rib-X have a very good all round RIB that will deliver

Mickey,

you really do have one hell of a lot on offer to you at present, with new RIB manufacturers appearing week on week, it is a complete and utter minefield ahead of you. If you speak to manufacturers, they will tell you the virtues of their design and some will tell you why you should not purchase from other manufacturers.

All i can offer is some feedback on one of the boats that you have commented on as a possibility. Firstly are you referring to the Rib-X eXplorer 650 LUX, eXplorer 640, or the 650 eXpert?

I have tried ans testedand taught people to contorl all of these boats and i have been nothing but impressed with the performance of all of them. The huills of the Explorers giev a very good soft ride through smooth and riough seas and the high bow with very littel overhang is very difficult to stuff into waves when in a heavy following sea. I have liked the boats so much that i have purchased a 650 eXpert that i use with my work as a safety support boat, work boat and charter craft.

Overall, very competent boats and my 650 eXpert coupled with a 150 Evinrude Etec is a fantastic mix that will enable me to do 25 knots with 8 people on board and only be using 18-22 litres per hour. All i can say is watch out France!!
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Mickey,

you really do have one hell of a lot on offer to you at present, with new RIB manufacturers appearing week on week, it is a complete and utter minefield ahead of you. If you speak to manufacturers, they will tell you the virtues of their design and some will tell you why you should not purchase from other manufacturers.

All i can offer is some feedback on one of the boats that you have commented on as a possibility. Firstly are you referring to the Rib-X eXplorer 650 LUX, eXplorer 640, or the 650 eXpert?

I have tried ans testedand taught people to contorl all of these boats and i have been nothing but impressed with the performance of all of them. The huills of the Explorers giev a very good soft ride through smooth and riough seas and the high bow with very littel overhang is very difficult to stuff into waves when in a heavy following sea. I have liked the boats so much that i have purchased a 650 eXpert that i use with my work as a safety support boat, work boat and charter craft.

Overall, very competent boats and my 650 eXpert coupled with a 150 Evinrude Etec is a fantastic mix that will enable me to do 25 knots with 8 people on board and only be using 18-22 litres per hour. All i can say is watch out France!!
Hmm. 5 months late and syntax very familiar to 'Christian'...?
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Old 04 March 2007, 19:53   #38
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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
I have been around boats all my life (37 years), through force 8 gales in 25ft yachts & out in all conditions, as a kid i helped my farther in the family business (boat builders & designers) & i have in the last 15 years owned many boats myself eg;Jetskis, Bayliners, Sealines, Sunseekers, Yachts....ect but as i wanted a boat to just blast about on in Portland race (this can be very rough) i brought my first rib 3 years ago, after testing many others i chose the Rib-x RSR700 (Falcon RS700) the actual boat tested by H.M.S in Rib International (*he did not like it much) i can testify that this boats hull is without a dought one of the best ive been to sea in (including a rescue in a force 7 to tow a humber!) at no point did this boat ever give me a reason to worry about the conditions (*as long as you know how to drive & trim a boat properly) i have since sold it & wish i haddent. I now have a Ribcraft in build. However the fit-out quality on my Rib-x was not to a good standard & there customer services was so poor so i would never deal with them again (shame as would have brought another RSR700 & fitted it out myself, there loss). You should never knock a boat until you have lived with it for a while & i had no problems with my RSR700 'Falcon' & i gave it proper stick & came back smiling every time.
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Old 04 March 2007, 20:13   #39
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Rib-X Build Quality.

[QUOTE=Rogue Wave;168004] 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

I changed over to RIBs 3 years ago from motor cruisers & i wanted a boat to just blast about on in Portland race (this can be very rough) go cruiseing & nip across the channel & a lot of wave jumping, after testing many different RIBs i chose the Rib-X RSR700 (Falcon RS700) the actual boat tested by H.M.S in Rib International (*he did not like it much, i was there) i can testify that this boats hull is without a dought one of the best ive been to sea in (including a rescue in a force 7 to tow a humber!) at no point did this boat ever give me a reason to worry about the conditions (*as long as you know how to drive & trim a boat properly) i have since sold it & wish i haddent. However i agree the fit-out quality on my Rib-X was of a very poor standard & there customer services even more poor so i would never deal with them again (shame as would have brought another RSR700 & fitted it out myself, there loss). I belive you should never knock a boat until you have lived with it for a while & i had no problems with my RSR700 'Falcon' & i gave it proper stick & came back smiling every time, i would buy another but they just dont come up for sale secondhand. I now have a Ribcraft in build so quality wont be an issue.
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I find the Solent slips a little in a tight power turn.
Depends on who's at the helm

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