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Old 25 November 2005, 09:08   #21
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It seems you are well informed on both ..... which one do the like the look of best!! Which one is best, people usually have a gut feel. Only so much book work you can do. Whatever you go for will be great fun and very capable!

Oh for info the 200HPDI Yam is an awesome engine!!
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Old 25 November 2005, 09:11   #22
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Oh great! I can't even decide what engine I need, now I'm worried about the type of polymer the tubes are made from!
Wait till you have to choose the colours
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Old 25 November 2005, 10:37   #23
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Which one would cope the best in really rough conditions?
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Old 26 November 2005, 03:21   #24
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Old 27 November 2005, 12:19   #25
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The Parker and the Verado

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Have a look at Ribs for sale where you will find the full spec, price and some photos
Not many people have had a run out in the RS.

I thought you might be interested in what a hard boater had to say about it!

which is here
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Old 27 November 2005, 13:29   #26
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And just to confuse matters even more, what about a Humber ocean pro or an Osprey if ya can get your hands on one.

Sorry, I'll stay oopp north and be quite

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Old 27 November 2005, 17:29   #27
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I too ended up choosing between a Parker, an XS and a Solent. My view is that the Solent is actually the securer, more predictable ride. I am amazed by how well she copes in horrid conditions (eg big SW coming from St Catherines to the Needles, taking big waves on your port 3/4), and I seem to have tried more bad conditions than I ever expected. Support from Solent is excellent. I have thought I am going to die more than once, and the boat hardly noticed!!!!

Opti 150 is faultless and totally comforting when you need that oomph to get yourslef away from a big breaking crest just as you are powering up the side of the wave!

PM me for my phone # if you want a chat or a trip out.

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Old 28 November 2005, 07:27   #28
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I too ended up choosing between a Parker, an XS and a Solent. My view is that the Solent is actually the securer, more predictable ride.
I think that the Parker you test drove was the 630 which is a very different animal from the 750 RS which has an extremely deep V hull.

I took Andre's demo 750 for a spin in some typically horrible Solent chop and it was probably the softest riding RIB I've used in those conditions.

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it was probably the softest riding RIB I've used in those conditions.
Would that have been in a following or a head sea?

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Thanks to everyone who has posted on this thread - you've all been very helpful and at least I know whichever one I choose it will do far more than I need.

Unfortunately/fortunately I'm getting more time to decide than I expected as I am buying the RIB with the proceeds of a house sale in the Midlands which has just fallen through again!

Hopefully the next people who make an offer will stick with it so I can get me a boat on order!
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