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Old 16 July 2010, 08:32   #11
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12k ready to go. i've been looking for months to no avail yet.

the last one i bought turned out to have a rotten deck/bad transom (porters 6m) so i never went ahead with the purchase obviously.

want 4 jockey seats at back and doesn't matter up front tbh.

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Old 16 July 2010, 08:41   #12
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so really it will be advertised for around 13k or poss more, as this thread is on you will get people looking to sell their boats so expect the PM;S to come through,
alteritively check out Boats and outboards (when it loads up)
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Boatshop 24.co.uk
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Old 16 July 2010, 08:44   #13
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thats the idea matt, i did put a wanted add up but got very little back on here not too long ago. i can't force people to sell their pride and joy i guess! lol.

if i don't have anything before next week when i test this i'll have a hard job turning down this 560 as i like the look of it.

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Old 16 July 2010, 08:56   #14
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thats the idea matt, i did put a wanted add up but got very little back on here not too long ago. i can't force people to sell their pride and joy i guess! lol.

if i don't have anything before next week when i test this i'll have a hard job turning down this 560 as i like the look of it.

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Here's something to add to the mix!
http://www.buyarib.com/images/images004/TWR176.pdf
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Old 16 July 2010, 09:18   #15
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I would be of the opinion that some of the Valiants were not good. I have a DR 490 and am quite happy. I suspect that the valiant PT range is very good.

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Old 16 July 2010, 18:53   #16
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Dubrus. I`ve got 2 boats. A 16 yr old slightly tired old Osprey with a suzuki dt 140 and a well looked after 9 yr old adventure 560 with a merc 125 on. When i first tried out the 560 it was a calm day and the smoothness of the merc really impressed me. The hull was also very quick to plane.

Ive since took the 560 out in the rough stuff and the truth is she`s just not up to it.
If your just gonna mess about in sheltered water, estuaries, lakes etc then ok.
But i can tell you there is no comparison between an adventure and an Osprey. Even a 16 year old one!

Be patient. Don`t be fooled by the adventures good looks.

Oh and btw the reason they get on the plane so quick is because the hull is extremely lightweight (paper thin)

For Sale 2002 Avon adventure 560 mercury 125 1xfurono gps, 1xgarmin gps, 1x gamin fishfinder vhf. Recently reupholstered. Good trailer.
Also For Sale old Osprey but i`m keeping it quiet in the hope that the avon goes first
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Old 16 July 2010, 19:13   #17
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Oh and btw the reason they get on the plane so quick is because the hull is extremely lightweight (paper thin)
..and they have a shallow vee hull.
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DHD your absolutely right. Not so much of an issue on the flat but in rough water an osprey goes where you point it. Not so with the adventure, as i learnt to my disappointment.

Also if your occupants get sea sick you don`t want to anchor for to long in an adventure. They are all over the place.

Hmm.... i`ve learnt alot this season! Should of just come on Ribnet and avoided the learning curve!
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morning all,

thanks again for the comments.

after reading what has been said i think i'll just go get another cabin cruiser as there is very few ribs around that fit the bill and i can't afford a new one.

the ones i have seen are either butt ugly, bench seats, poor condition or just too expensive and trust me, i have been on every website for last few months know to man kind looking. i know what is out there and this is only the second boat i've seen in a few months that looks the part and fits the bill.

since i'm not going to go jumping waves or be doing cross channel hops etc i'm after the best fun/comfort for my own locality and if that means a poorer rough water boat i can live with that since i don't need it.

i just need something for fair weather use and pottering about in so the question is what is out there i should be looking for?

people keep saying the avon is paper thin, is the hull likely to have problems then being so thin?

is the avon only poor because it's a shallow vee? will a deeper v give less room should i go down that route? i.e is my choice either lots of room or better handling ultimately?

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i just need something for fair weather use and pottering about in so the question is what is out there i should be looking for?

people keep saying the avon is paper thin, is the hull likely to have problems then being so thin?

is the avon only poor because it's a shallow vee?
No, the Avon is poor because the general build quality is poor as well as the shallow V. I seem to remember cjj216 having problems with his hull crazing or cracking.
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will a deeper v give less room should i go down that route? i.e is my choice either lots of room or better handling ultimately?

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No, you can have plenty of room onboard and a deep V-it just means the hull is deeper. It doesn't have to affect the deck width.

The real issue with a shallow V is that it's going to slam like a cheap speedboat.


What exactly is 'the bill' that a boat has to fit?

Given what you've looked at so far, how about these:-

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/PAA7370

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/JAY648

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/PAA7320
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