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Old 25 November 2014, 13:08   #11
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We had an Avon 620 with a Yam 115 4-stroke for 3-4 years as our first RIB and got on really well with it. Not as hard core as some RIB's, but we took it out year round in all weathers between Solent -> Poole -> Weymouth and never had any issues. That combination seemed very nicely balanced, and even in rough seas didn't really slam or bang, considering it has a more medium-V hull.

I'd certainly consider it, especially if not planning regular long coastal/offshore passages or expecting to go out in serious weather.
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Old 25 November 2014, 13:46   #12
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me and another forum member were out 2 weeks ago with our adventures.

some video-

this is a 560 with honda 115 to give you an idea-



If you want a really good 560 with 230 hours on it then let me know, i'm about to upgrade from mine below :-)....your budget will need tweaking though :-)

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=24cf3...Mp3Z4GBB4bbF2A

On the 560 itself, i LOVE mine. You need to keep in mind it is not a "uk" rib with a deep V so think about where you want to use it. I use mine on the west coast of scotland a LOT and it has been superb for me, the V is deep enough for "normal" bad days out. The only reason i am upgrading is i'm starting to get the taste for going offshore so i want a deep V to do so for not so normal bad days :-)

Welcome to RIB's, you won't go back!

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Old 26 November 2014, 14:45   #13
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I owned an Avon adventure for a very short period of time.
If you type "Avon hull cracks" in to search facility it should come up.

Some hulls suffered delamination in the Grp. I had mine repaired at considerable cost. Maybe as a result of this issue, I became ultra critical of the boat. It performed well on flat seas but any more than a slight chop and it was poor.
Also, I fish from my RIB's. My Humber sits on its tubes when stationary - The Avon didn't - it didn't feel as stable at rest as other ribs I've owned.
You must check the hull before purchase.
If this is ok and you intend to just pootle about in reasonably calm seas, then I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
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Old 26 November 2014, 15:01   #14
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I owned an Avon adventure for a very short period of time.
If you type "Avon hull cracks" in to search facility it should come up.

Some hulls suffered delamination in the Grp. I had mine repaired at considerable cost. Maybe as a result of this issue, I became ultra critical of the boat. It performed well on flat seas but any more than a slight chop and it was poor.
Also, I fish from my RIB's. My Humber sits on its tubes when stationary - The Avon didn't - it didn't feel as stable at rest as other ribs I've owned.
You must check the hull before purchase.
If this is ok and you intend to just pootle about in reasonably calm seas, then I'm sure you'll be happy with it.

Here's the link Avon adventure hull stress cracks
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Old 26 November 2014, 15:22   #15
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hey cjj, i think we spoke about this when i bought mine...but was your cracks where it sat on the trailer?

someone told me to hit on the hull where it sat on the trailer but i can't mind who....i spent a long time inspecting that and can't mind who gave me the tip.

Anyways, as i said above to OP....if you want to go offshore this isn't the rib for you. I sail mostly on the west coast of scotland and it has been great.

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Old 27 November 2014, 06:04   #16
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I had a 560 with an F100 for a number of years. Good boat. No problems, mainly ragged unmercifully by my two teenage sons. Not the deepest v but safe and reliable in all the conditions we used it in.
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Old 27 November 2014, 07:49   #17
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I have an A470 with a Mariner 60 which for the Solent can be to shallow and slams... They are great starting Ribs but would consider and if the price is right buy a deeper V......
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Old 27 November 2014, 13:23   #18
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I had the 450 with a 50hp Suzuki.

Used in the Solent a lot too. Got caught out a couple of times in bad weather but was never let down.

Console, seats and A Frame didn't like the rough stuff and proceeded to dismantle itself mid Solent but had no problems with the hull.

There are deeper v hull out there but it really depends on what you want to use it for.

I liked mine.
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hey cjj, i think we spoke about this when i bought mine...but was your cracks where it sat on the trailer?

someone told me to hit on the hull where it sat on the trailer but i can't mind who....i spent a long time inspecting that and can't mind who gave me the tip.

Anyways, as i said above to OP....if you want to go offshore this isn't the rib for you. I sail mostly on the west coast of scotland and it has been great.

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Dubrus - Good to hear from you. Glad your Avon adventure worked out for you.
The cracks on mine were down either side of the hull. At the time I just thought it may have been a badly set up trailer.
Unfortunately, I just happened upon one of the ones with a duff hull.
Partly my own fault for not checking it closer. Sticking your head under the trailer wasn`t enough. These were very small cracks as thin as a human hair in a spiders web type pattern. They could only be seen upon very close inspection.
The give away was when you pushed the hull in between the chines it flexed - Not good.

That boat affected me. When I see an Avon Adventure on it`s trailer I have to get under and give the hull a push. Luckily, I`ve not been caught in the act yet!

Kerny - Well directed. The search facility doesn`t work on my I phone - neither does the "quote" facility. Is this normal? Works fine on my laptop.
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Old 29 November 2014, 11:15   #20
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I've had a 560 for a few years used it extensively all year round in South Devon Dartmouth, Salcombe went round Start Point on several occasions in BIG seas. Not the most comfortable maybe but certainly safe.
Great all round Rib, agree not deepest V but it does the job.
Nice looking boat too!

Unless you want to do serious regular rough crossings I would seriously consider one.
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