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Old 25 May 2004, 04:21   #11
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nice one laurence !
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Old 26 May 2004, 11:26   #12
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Still want a photo?

If you want any photo's of the XS I live less than a mile from Barnet Marine & drive past every day. I could nip over and take some shots sometime. They often have XS and Tornado outside. BTW, Blue Tubes and Orange Hull (outside shop last week)? - Looks terrible IMHO. (Sorry if this belongs to anyone reading)
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Old 26 May 2004, 18:58   #13
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Rich L,
Your Ok, as far as I know limeydal and I are the only 2 on here who have XS-Ribs on order. His is orange/orange with black patches. Mine is Blue/Grey with black patches. Couldn't agree more the orange/blue combo looks awful. Whats more alarming is that he has sold quite a few in that colour!!!

Keep an eye out for my one!! It should be arriving from the factory friday to have the engine fitted. You can't miss it. It'll have a 150 on the back.
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Old 27 May 2004, 16:56   #14
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xs rib

i hope xs rib are not the same as these south african rib named falcon in france ,because if it is apparently falcon was a disaster in terms of reliability the hull has a great ability on rough water but the building quality is awful i have just the story from a friend tonight of a shipyard who was distibuting these boats in north brittany;he went bankrupt too many liability seven boats went back to the yard within four months
i hope they have nothing in common
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Old 27 May 2004, 17:07   #15
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They are not the same.

Falcons are sold in the UK under the name of RIB-X which has caused a bit of confusion! There are a few people her with Falcons who are very pleased with them, so perhaps the build quality has improved. Time will tell.

Manos and Chrisallse, we know that you love your Falcons

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Old 27 May 2004, 17:17   #16
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so i am sorry for the confusion ,i just wanted to tell from my little experience because myself i have seen one in my shipyard and the boss did not want to work with them anymore i have never heard so many bad news about a rib brand
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Old 28 May 2004, 00:25   #17
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RichL,
would be great if you could get a shot , especially from low down showing the Transom. However I think the XS-rib they have in front of the shop is usually the 460 which is narrower beam than mine or swGinn's. If they ever have a 550 or above on show,I would love a picture!!!!! Maybe if SWginns is in on friday ,he might be kind enough to allow us to get a photo of it.
I agree the Blue on orange looks a mess, but love the orange with black for a fun looking boat as well as for the safety aspect.
Have the trailer all ready and waiting, so would be nice to get the bunks set at least something close ,ready for the trip home. (I can make the fine adjustments after I get the boat back.)
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Old 28 May 2004, 00:44   #18
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swginn,
heres a photo of the xs-600 a buddy took at the boat show. I have ordered the 550 but do like the extra couple of feet extra shown here behind the double seats that you will have .Useful for fishing,water activities etc. (Just would have put me a little over budget as well as being a tight fit where I store it.)
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Old 28 May 2004, 00:51   #19
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Nice Beam

Love the wide beam on these boats!!! Heres the XS-600 at the boat show.
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Old 28 May 2004, 05:21   #20
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RichL,
Maybe if SWginns is in on friday ,he might be kind enough to allow us to get a photo of it.
I will ring Laurence later on today, to find out if it has arrived at the shop. If it has it won't be in front of the shop however as it will be getting the engine rigged and electronics, a-frame, lights, etc. fitted. I'm sure if you ask Laurence though he'll let you take a few pics of it, wherever they kit it out?

Yes the extra space at the back is very handy, however this won't be long filling up with the oil tank for the Opti and the petrol tank for the auxillary. thanks for the pics, gives me a great idea how mine will look except with white glass instead of grey.
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