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Old 14 October 2014, 14:20   #1
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I have ditched the idea of purchasing a Grand or a Brig Rib now looking at an XS 500 as price very similiar and within budget and would rather buy UK build anyone have any views on these.

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Old 14 October 2014, 14:32   #2
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Are you buying new?
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Old 14 October 2014, 14:33   #3
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Yes was looking at a new one
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Right then, we love spending other peoples money

Can you answer the following questions....

How many people inc yourself will normally be in the rib?

Where do you want to use it?

What do want to use it for?

How fast do you want to go?

What is the min size of rib that you will consider?

What is the max size of rib that you will consider?

How much is your budget?

Do you need a trailer?

Would you consider buying second hand?

If you can answer the above questions then you'll get some great advice on here
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Right then, we love spending other peoples money

Can you answer the following questions....

How many people inc yourself will normally be in the rib?

Where do you want to use it?

What do want to use it for?

How fast do you want to go?

What is the min size of rib that you will consider?

What is the max size of rib that you will consider?

How much is your budget?

Do you need a trailer?

Would you consider buying second hand?

If you can answer the above questions then you'll get some great advice on here
Give the guy a break. He only asked what you think of the rib in the title!
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Give the guy a break. He only asked what you think of the rib in the title!
I'm only trying to help
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Old 14 October 2014, 15:45   #8
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Give the guy a break. He only asked what you think of the rib in the title!
Whispers extensive list of questions will save a lot of time though. Last week the same OP was asking about other rather different boats. It's impossible to advise what's best for him without knowing most of these points. The XS range is reasonably well regarded but leans towards the practical rather than pure leisure user.
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Fair enough if it's a recurring question. Too quick to jump in on your list of points Whisper.
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It doesn't matter if a XS500 is good or not at this point, why would any rib owner give advice on buying a RIB if they don't know how it's going to be used etc.

I've owned loads of RIBs and used them too, but hand on heart I'm not going to send a guy out to buy anything unless I have some more info.

The OP wants to buy a brand new boat and I'm really happy for him, but I don't want to give the wrong advice and see an brand new boat for sale soon.

IMO, the OP is asking the wrong questions and thats why I have pointed him in the right direction.
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