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Old 04 December 2015, 06:33   #1
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XS Ribs 650 - sea keeping capability

Does anyone have experience with the XS 650 rib?
Would u be comfortable in this RIB if you were caught in rough conditions 80 miles offshore... ?
Is it a good rough sea RIB?
Is it a "dry" hull?

Any comments on the XS 650 are welcome. Thanks!
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Old 04 December 2015, 08:42   #2
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Why don't you contact Ferrien at Mertrade and ask about the Parker 650

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Old 04 December 2015, 09:20   #3
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Why don't you contact Ferrien at Mertrade and ask about the Parker 650

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I don't know parker ribs. What does a parker rib offer me what humber or xs ribs cannot? Is Parker a better rib? Or similar at a better price?
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80 miles offshore in a Rib ?
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Old 04 December 2015, 11:33   #5
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80 miles offshore in a Rib ?
A good RIB is very safe and seaworthy. They crossed the Atlantic in a RIB (also in a Kayak). Did the circumnavigation of Britain in 4.8 metre RIBS. Sail to the arctic circle from the Uk in a humber ocean pro 6.3.
With a descent RIB 80 miles offshore should not be a problem at all if the crew is upto the task.

These guys went even further, 3500 nautical miles in an 11 metre RIB!
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80 miles offshore in a Rib ?

Aye, why not?
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Its a fair way out in a rib when you think that St Kilda is only 41 miles from Benbecular, so its going to be lonely!!
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Old 04 December 2015, 12:24   #9
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Please comment on my question about the XS Ribs.
Does anyone have experience with the XS 650 rib?
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Old 04 December 2015, 12:59   #10
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Ive been in a 650 and was very impressed. Very dry boat in the solent chop . Options look great as well!
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