Thatī s two completely different questions, and you are not clear which one you want answered.
Originally Posted by mrr
So I try to learn from other's experiences so I can make a better judgement which rib to buy. Now I realize I should not have asked that question on this forum which is my mistake. Most ribbers don't have the ambition, survival skills, experience and confidence to go this far from the shore.
Which question do you want answered? Is the XS650 a good RIB? Or what do you need to take that RIB 80 NM offshore?
Most RIBbers exhibit proper seamanship and they don't WANT to go this far from the shore.
Most fun activities are a bit risky, but if risk is the essence of the fun of your activity you indeed need to be on another forum.
If you want advice on the safest way of going 80 NM offshore you have to give us more input. If you don't realize that I strongly suggest a basic RIB course.
I had a very interesting ride on the IJsselmeer during a short 8 Bft summer storm with hailstones etc. It was a calculated risk if I could get out of the harbour before the front arrived.
Never felt unsafe as I was properly prepared. Would I have felt the same way with my customers still on the boat? NO! Would I have felt save 80 NM offshore? Probably not, even with all the usual gadgets.
You will be surprised with the knowledge on this forum but you need to ask the right questions and give us the right information and exhibit a will to listen and learn. (and perhaps ignore, but that's another discussion)