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Old 05 March 2007, 17:01   #1
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steve baker xs-rib conection

i was told a while back that steve baker designed or helped design the hulls on the xs rib range currently sold by barnet marine is this bull or is it true? anyone got an idea? thanks
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Old 05 March 2007, 18:07   #3
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100% true.

XS are Tornado. Some Tornado hulls are Steve Baker/Phantom based. It's easy to spot the Phantom based hulls as they are a warped V with tapering spray rails and tapering reverse chine.
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I'm not too hot on hulls, but I'm sure someone said mine is the "Phantom style" design?
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good to know. always thought that it was a brilliant hull and very fast. now i know why lol its based on an offshore race boat. brill lol
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xs are not tornado and steve baker did not design the hulls
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please enlighten me
who did design it? what hull shape is it then? thanks
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please enlighten me
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Whilst it might not be designed by Steve Baker, a number of boats have been "based on a Phantom", what this means is they splashed (took a mould and made a copy) the hull and turned it into a RIB.

I'm not saying this is the case here, but this is how you end up with a lot of boats with very similar design characteristics!

There was a case in the states where a number of different makes of boat all had a slight but noticeable imperfection in one of the spray rails!
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