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Old 19 September 2005, 07:38   #1
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Ribcraft V XS

I have been asked to advise someone thinking of buying either an XS 7.0m or Ribcraft 7.0m. Any comments advice or info would be useful. Would prefer with twin engines

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Old 19 September 2005, 07:45   #2
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I do not know too much about XS RIBS, but I do have a 7m Ribcraft which I am very happy with, as it has a very smooth ride at cruising speeds, and an exceptional Sea Boat.
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Wouldn't have thought there was much in it, both very good ribs, but have a chat with Benc about twin engines.

However around the Solent the local seagulls prefer Ribcraft:
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Wouldn't have thought there was much in it, both very good
However around the Solent the local seagulls prefer Ribcraft:
I think we need to get Scotty and his Valiant in the Solent, should help reduce this problem.

Killed a seagull !

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Old 19 September 2005, 11:05   #5
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Loved my XS-700 and looking forward to luvvin my new XS-950 even more!!

Honestly though there isn't much in it between the two although I believe the XS is slightly better built and slightly cheaper having looked at both before I choose XS.

Both still good boats though and would be happy with either!
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Old 19 September 2005, 13:06   #6
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Know nothing about XS, but have had a Ribcraft 7m and it was a fantastic boat in rough weather, now have a 7.8 Ribcraft, even better. Build quality / finish is 1st class, no self tappers........... etc...
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Old 19 September 2005, 13:09   #7
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Thanks for the info - there isn't too much info about XS compared to other makes from what I can see. Did anyone find who makes XS? Is it Barnet Marine or under contract to an existing manufacturer?
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Old 20 September 2005, 10:46   #8
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Nah no one but Laurence knows and they were supposed to be telling the world in spring (2005) who they were......but nothing as yet!

Barnet only fit them out as they do with Tornado. They get the hull, toobs, seats and consoles (as they are bonded with the deck) and then fit the rest i.e. engine's, electronics, SS work etc etc.

Ask Laurence for a quote as it's usually a hell of a lot cheaper than the RRP price list.
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