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Old 17 January 2010, 14:17   #11
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tube /chassis number, last 2 numbers indicate year of manufactuer, not date of registration
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Old 17 January 2010, 14:47   #12
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tube /chassis number, last 2 numbers indicate year of manufactuer, not date of registration
There is No plate at that end just one fixed to the inside of the transom. Photo to follow...

there is one on the outside on the transom reads ( GB ) AVB 1985 5E 898.
there is also an imprinted number on the hull reversed numbers

It may well have been a custom made item just for Swansea council.

Your rib seems so much newer than 1998 I may be wrong there though.

Mine seems very commercial with the rubbing strakes and large consul.

But as everyone is saying Searider maybe its a hybrid .
But I do know it was made for Swansea council and nothing has been altered on it.
Also it was made for twin engines as the drain Elephants trunk is in the middle of the transom.

I will photograph the plate and post it here.
But it deffo says AVON ADVENTURE D5.60 1998.

I must have a custom bitsa ??
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Old 17 January 2010, 15:01   #13
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def is not a 560, wrong data plate likely, its a Avon 6m Searider for sure, this was my 560 and its nothing lke your beast!!

OR

was it a commercial specced 560 (still looks physically longer) with a sr transom (hole in middle) the transom knees are identical to my 560 and i see you have under deck cabling. the tuber are 100% SR

was this boat a one off special??

have a look at the tubes chassis number< up the front on the inside , there will be a chassis number, like the one shown in the next pic,
They will match the Hull number or should do>

contact Avon direct and ask them , maybe a one off special!!
Just looking again at the pics of your 560.
And so much of it looks the same. well yours looks a lot more updated newer shaped mouldings but very close.

As I have all the details I guess Avon may have some records of it I hope.
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Old 17 January 2010, 16:32   #14
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yeh its a 98 model,(there must be a identical date plate on the tubes as they are commercial spec)...

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Your rib seems so much newer than 1998 I may be wrong there though.


the 560 remained unchanged since its conception,i used outhill a outhill consol and seats, which were rubbish your consol, is a ribcraft consol off a 545 mtr, measure the inner hull length, would be interested to hear the length,

the tube number will be normally stamped Hypolon bonded to the tube on the inside, easy to miss as maybe very low,, (this will determine if the numbers match it came out of the factory as you have it now and all your questions will be answered) as avon will shed light on the build.

if they dont match then the military tubes and Ribcraft consol were put on afterwards< more to the point ... WHY??

Avon will definately help with info if you give them the chassis number, ask for Tony Steadman on the Avon Mil pro side in Wales
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Old 18 January 2010, 04:29   #15
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whatever it is, its looks a great, well kept and very capable avon rib, enjoy the up and coming 2010 boating days! hope you can come out for a blast

* if only I get get the the bottom of my SR looking like this one
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I dont think Avon make Seariders with underdeck ducting for the cables etc. Interesting!
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Old 18 January 2010, 10:18   #17
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I dont think Avon make Seariders with underdeck ducting for the cables etc. Interesting!

It's looking like a custom rib so I guess whomever ordered it must have stated what they required.
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Old 18 January 2010, 10:40   #18
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I was thinking that-it looks like an SR6.

Just sent off an email to Avon maybe their be able to identify the rib

But looks like this http://www.aboard.co.uk/mp/cbfavo/sr670760a#

mine is only 5.6 long..
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Old 18 January 2010, 13:17   #19
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Back around '94, Avon created the Diveboat D5.60, which was rated to 115hp max. These boats had a squared off bow toob, like the later 5.60 Adventures, which I believe inherited the hull from the D5.60. The boats had a medium-ish vee hull and a raised bow. They weren't the best in ruff seas and the hull had a tendency to slide out in turns. They never gained the popularity of the Searider range. I'm pretty sure this RIB is a D5.60, with reinforced toobs as fitted to Seariders. If you take a look at the spray rails, these are different on a SR6. The HIN suggests it is '98, so that would fit in with the time of transition from the D5.60 to the Adventure 560 and the badge on this boat incorporates aspects of both names.

The console looks like quite a few I've seen on RIBS from that era in West Wales. I don't believe these were all supplied by Ribcraft.
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Back around '94, Avon created the Diveboat D5.60, which was rated to 115hp max. These boats had a squared off bow toob, like the later 5.60 Adventures, which I believe inherited the hull from the D5.60. The boats had a medium-ish vee hull and a raised bow. They weren't the best in ruff seas and the hull had a tendency to slide out in turns. They never gained the popularity of the Searider range. I'm pretty sure this RIB is a D5.60, with reinforced toobs as fitted to Seariders. If you take a look at the spray rails, these are different on a SR6. The HIN suggests it is '98, so that would fit in with the time of transition from the D5.60 to the Adventure 560 and the badge on this boat incorporates aspects of both names.

The console looks like quite a few I've seen on RIBS from that era in West Wales. I don't believe these were all supplied by Ribcraft.
It came from Swansea council as a beach patrol vessel so wales will be right .
Like you have said it's probably 2 types of rib in one.
Maybe the best of two types.

However the new SR670 & SR760 ribs have the same consul.
Hoping to get a reply from Avon soon.
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