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Old 28 November 2005, 12:33   #31
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Would that have been in a following or a head sea?
Both.

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Old 28 November 2005, 15:33   #32
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Would that have been in a following or a head sea?

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mr. BRITEMP Going back to your original question it us unlikely that you will get an unbiased answer from the owner of one of the type of ribs! After all would you spend thirty k and say it was anything other than fantastic! So here is my unbiased opinion

Not that any of the boats under discussion here are anything other than good boats and highly enjoyable drives!


The hull shape of the Solent tells me that it is NOT going to be as secure a ride as the XS but it's a safe enough ride! (in the right hands of course!)

Build construction on all three boats is good but I like the way the XS is turned out, there are little touches which says that boat building is no longer a learning process for these people.

The Parkers I have seen all look well built and Andre is also local

The boats you have mentioned all have engines can I take it these are ex demo or pre owned boats or are they yet to be built. How much is your budget by the way? (relax I don't have a boat to sell!)

Out of the three The XS is a very close winner for me anyway
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Old 29 November 2005, 03:06   #33
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The hull shape of the Solent tells me that it is NOT going to be as secure a ride as the XS but it's a safe enough ride! (in the right hands of course!)
Errrr can you share with us why the Solent is not as a secure ride. How many hours at the helm in differing conditions have you had on both of these ribs.
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Old 29 November 2005, 03:21   #34
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Good question Tim.

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Old 29 November 2005, 03:58   #35
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The hull shape of the Solent tells me that it is NOT going to be as secure a ride as the XS but it's a safe enough ride! (in the right hands of course!) Build construction on all three boats is good but I like the way the XS is turned out, there are little touches which says that boat building is no longer a learning process for these people.
You believe there is a different parentage to these two hulls? I thought they looked very similar.

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Errrr can you share with us why the Solent is not as a secure ride. How many hours at the helm in differing conditions have you had on both of these ribs.
Plenty in a Solent ( 5 Days as a Charter skipper ) and about 60 hours in a Tohatsu ( ) I've spent enough time driving them and better and worse hulls to form an opinion of how they handle. I believe the back end of the boat is too shallow and coupled with powerful lightweight outboards can be skittish.

I haven't driven an XS rib, but would like to put a few hours on one as I think they have a very nice look about them as previously stated and I am V impressed with the construction. But to answer your question I think there is more of the stern of the XS in the water and that makes it a bit more grippy and therefore a slightly more secure ride.

Jackeens If you are ever fortunate enough to get me in one of your boats again You could go for third time lucky and make Tim and every Ribeye owner very happy
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