Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 06 July 2015, 16:48   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Warwickshire
Boat name: Sea Warrior
Make: Flatacraft -fletcher
Length: 4m +
Engine: 3.0 Merc. 40HPMarine
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 27
Avon 5.4 Adventure?

I've just come across this in my searches and I've never seen one before...I knew of the various 4M's and 560, 620 but never one of these!

It's for a Honda 90 on it and looks in good condition. I understand they're not go hard offshore ribs.

My questions is, anybody got any experience with this? My searches are returning nothing on a Adventure 540!
__________________

__________________
Mattacraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 July 2015, 17:50   #2
Member
 
dubrus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Make: Ribcraft 6.8
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki df200
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,089
Got a link?

It is probably someone confusing a searider 5.4 with an adventure.

If it is a searider than that is a heavy outboard for it.

Edit, is this it? http://www.rib-shop.com/avon-adventu...p-four-stroke/

That is an adventure 560, I had one for 5 years with a 100 on it. Great boat when used as it was intended for, normal days out and not typical uk rough rib weather. Look for mymold posts for more info.

Cheers
__________________

__________________
dubrus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07 July 2015, 02:54   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Warwickshire
Boat name: Sea Warrior
Make: Flatacraft -fletcher
Length: 4m +
Engine: 3.0 Merc. 40HPMarine
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 27
https://m.apolloduck.com/feature.pht...36&rid=aa&z=aa

^^ that's the link. I understand they get a bit of stick (probably because the seariders set the bar pretty high for a sea keeping boat). I assume this is the same then? 560 and the seller has made a mistake?
__________________
Mattacraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 July 2015, 04:44   #4
Member
 
dubrus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Make: Ribcraft 6.8
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki df200
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,089
It looks like the 560 yes, there is a plate inside the transom telling you what it is to confirm.

The searider did set the bar high but they were aimed at very diffent markets. Put it this way, they never stopped making the searider when adventures came out, the clue is in the name really.

Anyways, is it a great rough rib boat.....no. Will it get you home at 20knots in the rough stuff, maybe is the best answer. I only had to come off plane a handful of times with mine as i felt it was hurting the boat and pottered home at displacement speeds, not what a typical rib is all about granted.

It is not a heavy built boat so some suffered from gelcoat crazing along the chines, I've seen a few 560s and never witnessed that but there was a couple of reports of it on the forum. If you go to see one that is antifouled then i would walk away, could hide a multitude.

If it is a decent example check the chines carefully and give them a good push/hit and check for flexing or a hollow sound, If you have any then walk. If it hasn't got any crazing by the ages you are looking at then it probably is pukka though.

The Honda 90 will probably get you in the 32 knot region flat out and will burn about 0.5l per mile if my old mariner 100 was anything to go by, the hull is light and not a deep v so fuel numbers are exceptional. It costs me atleast twice as much to go out on my ribcraft now, horses for courses and all that.

Anyways, hope that helps.

Cheers
__________________
dubrus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07 July 2015, 12:09   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Warwickshire
Boat name: Sea Warrior
Make: Flatacraft -fletcher
Length: 4m +
Engine: 3.0 Merc. 40HPMarine
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 27
Yes. Very helpful! Thanks for sharing your knowledge on it. The money is right anyway. I'll check all the things you've mentioned and more.

Any ideas about fuel tanks? External or internal?
__________________
Mattacraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 July 2015, 16:24   #6
Member
 
dubrus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Make: Ribcraft 6.8
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki df200
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,089
it is probably a 70-90l stainless tank inside the console, it depends on who spec'd it will depend what is in it, you would need to measure it to confirm.

btw, whoever put the fuel cap there needs a good kick in the nuts. overfill it and petrol is running down your switch panel.

cheers
__________________

__________________
dubrus is online now   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 13:47.


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