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Old 16 September 2013, 14:17   #141
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Yes, you are correct. Avon 520 isn't rigid. I was thinking you were wanting a larger SIB. I'd be interested in your F470 if/when you decide to sell it. Just let me know...

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Yep that's about right size. I wish or not.

18-22. Of course one can buy lot of regular boat for price of decent size used RIB. Pretty sure I would sell my F470.
The only AVON I've seen is 18' CRRC which is not a rib. Is it?
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Old 16 September 2013, 15:32   #142
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Old 18 September 2013, 17:42   #143
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Yes, you are correct. Avon 520 isn't rigid. I was thinking you were wanting a larger SIB. I'd be interested in your F470 if/when you decide to sell it. Just let me know...

Well. Wife actually isn't opposed me getting something bigger (Size does matter. Doesn't it). So looking at my expenditures. I think I'd need something about $6000. Does that sound palatable?

1999 f470 with clear OR title. Tags good through 2014. Rigid floor. Not original to F470 but adopted from MK3 Grand Raid similarly strong, 1" think. Hold air good. Valves serviced, work nice and smooth.

I believe 1984 partially galvanized Escort trailer with dual level (one under main tube, one under speed tube on each side) bunks specifically setup for this boat. New tires, new bearings. No title for trailer but don't need one in OR if load is less than 1800lb.

Practically brand new, electrical start, tiller, Suzuki DF25EL 1.5 months old with full factory warranty. Less than 15 hours. Got tachometer and hour meter. 2 props original 10" and current 13" pitch. 6 gal tank. Motor sits on aluminum 3" transom riser to keep anti-ventilation plate happy.

Month old West Marine dual purpose marine battery (deep cycle and starting). Zodiac bow storage bag. Commando anchor. Oars.
Larger than regular 6.5L Bravo 8M pump with built in manometer. Makes it no brainer pumping up.

Boat cover. Good for towing and storage. Keeps junk from getting in and stuff like life jackets from flying out when towing.

Only notable nuisance is leaking keel, I have to pump it up before heading out. Takes only like 5-10 pumps to inflate it anyway.

As it's setup currently it's not a speed demon but cruises at 19-20 mph with 2-3 adults and 3 kids on board 600-800lb. Ironically I didn't get a chance to try it out by myself yet. Seems pretty economical. Visiting Lake Billy Chinook we put on maybe 40-50 miles on in 3 days and refill was less than 4 gallons.









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Old 20 September 2013, 00:04   #144
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Sounds good. Lets talk! I just sent you a PM...

Thanks,

Grant

[QUOTE=SIBRider;570134]Well. Wife actually isn't opposed me getting something bigger (Size does matter. Doesn't it). So looking at my expenditures. I think I'd need something about $6000. Does that sound palatable?

1999 f470 with clear OR title. Tags good through 2014. Rigid floor. Not original to F470 but adopted from MK3 Grand Raid similarly strong, 1" think. Hold air good. Valves serviced, work nice and smooth.
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Old 22 September 2013, 18:00   #145
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SIBRider, I've have not see a transom riser used on an F470 before. Is the transom riser removeable, or is it permanent? Is the transom originally designed for a shortshaft or longshaft? Thanks, GrantG

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"Practically brand new, electrical start, tiller, Suzuki DF25EL 1.5 months old with full factory warranty. Less than 15 hours. Got tachometer and hour meter. 2 props original 10" and current 13" pitch. 6 gal tank. Motor sits on aluminum 3" transom riser to keep anti-ventilation plate happy."








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Old 22 September 2013, 23:22   #146
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Certainly. It's bolt on. I still have sacrificial plate I made from HDPE it would cover up holes nicely. You can see it on pic with motor (or not it's black). It's long shaft transom (or not so long 18"). Easy to tell since it has straight top. In fact it may not be such a bad idea to get short shaft motor and just cut transom about an inch or so. Should set motor at the right height.
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