Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 16 June 2013, 13:04   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Pembroke
Boat name: TBC......
Make: Avon 4m
Length: 4m +
Engine: 15HP Mercury
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 24
Greetings from Milford Haven

I am now the owner of an Avon Searider 4.5 that I was given (yes, given..a freebie )

It was left in a field, deflated and unloved on what remained of an ungalvanised trailer. Inside some primeval ooze was busy evolving in the 'forepeak'. The owner didn't want it anymore.

Our old fibreglass boat has suffered from delamination so it had started a new career as a floating target at castlemartin range - its bright yellow so they should be able to hit it

Anyway, we got it home and my good lady & I attacked it with a scrubbing brush and a pressure washer and, well, it came up beautifully. The Tubes were pumped up and hold air. The seams are good as is the hull

It came with a neglected 40hp mariner - I might just flog it on ebat for spares. I have a spare 15hp Mercury to use for now.

I have been involved with Ribs since 1990 with work. I cut my teeth on a 4.5, then a 5.4 and more recently Delta and Halmatics - I topped out at 315hp. many a hours was spent on the irish sea getting paid . Like most good things it came to an end when the old bill got boats and out management gave out work to them.

Anyway, its good to be back in a Rib, it might be slow & small but its ours, And it looks cute behind the soft top Land rover 110
__________________

__________________
dennis61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 June 2013, 13:17   #2
Member
 
Razorbill RIBs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: N. Pembrokeshire
Boat name: Various
Make: RIBs & Hovercraft
Length: 9m +
Engine: Outboards
MMSI: Various
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,357
RIBase
Hi Dennis, welcome along...... We're based in N Pembs, but have monthly contract commitments in the Haven.

Being a good Cardi, I whole heartedly approve of a freebie If its a SR4.7 you've done exceptionally well, a very sought after boat
__________________

__________________
Dan Worth
www.razorbillribs.co.uk

Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php...17306504953480
Razorbill RIBs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 June 2013, 13:25   #3
Dhf
Member
 
Dhf's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Length: no boat
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,012
WOW! Sounds like you found more than a bargain there, your 15 should push her up the haven no probs, Welcome to RIBnet btw.
__________________
Dhf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 June 2013, 13:28   #4
Member
 
SteveHall's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Lancs
Boat name: Beretta
Make: Ballistic
Length: 6m +
Engine: 175hp e-tec
MMSI: 235035778
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,719
RIBase
Looking forward to some photos!


Love seeing what a little hard work and love can achieve!
__________________
Steve
Member of S.A.B.S. (Lancashire Division)
https://www.justgiving.com/blind-sailing
https://www.facebook.com/rib.beretta/
SteveHall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 June 2013, 13:39   #5
Member
 
Country: Germany
Town: StPetersburg Russia
Boat name: Black Hawk
Make: OSPREY Vipermax 7m
Length: 7m +
Engine: ETEC G2 250 H.O.
MMSI: 211579640
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 397
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to Bushrider
Milford Haven = reminds me that in 40 days from now the "Round Ireland Challenge 2013" starts ..
I am a bit nervous but my SR is ready
__________________
Bushrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 June 2013, 15:34   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Pembroke
Boat name: TBC......
Make: Avon 4m
Length: 4m +
Engine: 15HP Mercury
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 24
Sounds fun
__________________
dennis61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 June 2013, 18:29   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: West Wales
Make: Vipermax 5.8, SR4.7
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150 Opti, F50EFi
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,298


Welcome Dennis. Will keep an eye open for the new arrival - can't have too many SRs on the Haven.
__________________

__________________
Downhilldai is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:55.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.