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Old 11 August 2012, 18:09   #1
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That's right, I'm from North Carolina USA. Bought a little Avon Rover 310 Lite with Mercury 9.9, 2009 year model both. Original owner said he only got it wet 4 or 5 times. Having a great time on it. Now I want a bigger RIB and need to sell my hard boat first.
Original owner only had it wet 4 or 5 times he said. I've had it a week and been out twice. It's neat that I can haul it inside my Yukon, but I'm going to get a trailer to make it easier to launch.
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Old 11 August 2012, 19:18   #2
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Welcome to the forum, got any photo's of the area you are ribbing in. Great you are enjoying your Avon. Let's hear more about about ribbing in North Carolina.
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Old 19 August 2012, 14:04   #3
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I've not seen another RIB here in NC except for the Coast Guard down at the coast. I'm sure I'll see some now that I own one. Just bought a small Shorelander Tadpull trailer for mine to make launch easier.
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Welcome to the forum, I was in NC last September in Charlotte it's lovely city.
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Hi and Welcome to the forum. I too have been around NC a fair bit with a previous job but never near the coast. Loved the family atmosphere during a NASCAR race I was invited to at the Super Speedway and back in the hotel over the whole weekend (even though the prices did go up). However as Ports go I loved Charlestown SC....Sorry

I'm sure you'll see other RIBs in due time, I saw a couple of Cougar marine R8's down South. They where re-branded Airsteams as I remember....Or is that Alloy caravans!!
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However as Ports go I loved Charlestown SC....Sorry
You soon know when your enter South Carolina by all the pot holes in the roads. I did the tour of the BMW factory in SC very interesting
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You soon know when your enter South Carolina by all the pot holes in the roads. I did the tour of the BMW factory in SC very interesting
I was involved with commissioning and servicing of axle testing rigs for the X5 whilst in SC and working at an Eaton plant in Kings Mountain for some time.

I became quite an accomplished Bass fisherman, even teaching some techniques to my American fishing partners.
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I was involved with commissioning and servicing of axle testing rigs for the X5 whilst in SC and working at an Eaton plant in Kings Mountain for some time.

I became quite an accomplished Bass fisherman, even teaching some techniques to my fishing partners.
It was the X5's we saw being built them guy's on the production line don't have time to pick there nose, they work bloody hard, you wouldn't get workers like that in the EU As for Bass I've yet to catch one
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That's right, I'm from North Carolina USA. Bought a little Avon Rover 310 Lite with Mercury 9.9, 2009 year model both. Original owner said he only got it wet 4 or 5 times. Having a great time on it. Now I want a bigger RIB and need to sell my hard boat first.
Original owner only had it wet 4 or 5 times he said. I've had it a week and been out twice. It's neat that I can haul it inside my Yukon, but I'm going to get a trailer to make it easier to launch.
In May of this year with a number of family members I travelled to Hayesville NC for a family wedding. Most of the time we were by the Chatuge lake . A very enjoyable place for some calm water boating which we did have an opportunity to enjoy.

We talked ribs but the only ribs most had heard of were the tasty ones you put on your plate to eat.
We just had to sample the RIB COUNTRY and the ribs were great. If you had to use a knife you would get your money back. Well we did not have to.
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Avon Rover 310 R.I.B.

I am trying to determine the correct way to configure the bowboard and the forward board(middle section) for the main deck assembly for my Rover 310 RIB with the inflatable keel.
The questions are:
1. On the forward/middle board, does the laminated section of wood face up or down? It has a beveled edge along the entire forward edge with a middle slot set back off the leading edge that the Bowboard extra slotboard fits into.
2. does the bowboard laminated section located in the middle of the back end of the bowboard face up or face down? Apparently they fit together in unison somehow.
3. As there is no way to assemble beforehand and install as an assembled unit - the stern board, H extrusion, forward board and the side extrusions as the fit into the rover hull is too tight pre-assembled.
My understanding of the assembly process is slide the bow board in first, then slide the stern board in, slide the side extrusions onto the stern board, install the H extrusion, slide the middle board into the side extrusions, push the middle board into the H extrusion, push the stern and middle sections back under the lower board on the stern plate, then this is where I get lost in the final phase of the assembly process.
Can anyone help with suggestions on the final phase of the assembly? I can get some photos if need be.
I would appreciate any input on questions #1 and #2, then finally item #3.
Thank you in advance,
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