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Old 20 December 2015, 17:28   #1
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Been looking for a little tender for the rib for ages. Normally when I'm heading down the NE coast and we want to land, the thought of dinging the prop, or scraping the hull is an all too familiar prospect. Well now I'm the proud owner of an Avon 8. Looks sweet as a nut. Think it's been in the anchor locker of a gin palace its entire life. Only missing the inflatable thwart, but I can pick up one in the next few months. Christmas just came early.
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Old 21 December 2015, 07:21   #2
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spot on that spartacus rolled up on the rib pump up with electric pump in two mins. thats the problem with the rib if you like getting on shore one of a few reasons i went back to a sib so easy.

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Let me know when you need a thwart, I may have one the correct size!
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Been looking for a little tender for the rib for ages. Normally when I'm heading down the NE coast and we want to land, the thought of dinging the prop, or scraping the hull is an all too familiar prospect. Well now I'm the proud owner of an Avon 8. Looks sweet as a nut. Think it's been in the anchor locker of a gin palace its entire life. Only missing the inflatable thwart, but I can pick up one in the next few months. Christmas just came early.
Got a zodiac 2.4 and tohatsu 3.5hp tucked in a locker, really handy for popping to the beach and hours of fun for the kids
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Old 27 December 2015, 18:19   #5
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Let me know when you need a thwart, I may have one the correct size!
Thanks for that. You can PM details including price and any pictures you have.
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I apologise for not replying,I have just been flicking through and noticed your reply! if you are still interested I will dig it out from boat bits winter corner in the garage!
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Update on the Avon 8 tender. Used it for the first time on Sunday. Absolutely miserable day, south of Stonehaven. Forecast was for drier weather, but hey-ho, once you're committed and all that.

We visited a sheltered cove a mile or so south of Dunnottar castle. Magical place home to a colony of seals and a rather impressive waterfall. Tender took 10 minutes to deploy and inflate. Great for leaving the RIB and heading in close. Was going to land but the seals had pups.

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cracking cove and the sib worked well.

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