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Old 25 November 2014, 03:53   #1
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Avon 560 any good

Hi, new to the idea of getting a rib (not my first boat) but not owned a rib before. Is the Avon 560 adventure any good?

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Old 25 November 2014, 03:57   #2
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They are OK.. As a quick response.. what's your budget and what you want to do with it?
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Hi,

It will be used for river work for the slow days close to home, then used just to play around on for holidays and trips down to Wales eg neyland. Budget as this is just a test to see if I like the idea of a rib don't want to go above 8k at this stage ideally would like to spend less
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I have never helmed one but from what I have heard they are better suited to calm waters. If you want to go out wave jumping in big seas the Avon Adventure will disappoint. If it's going to be used on nice weather days and flattish water it will be a good boat.

I think Matt owned one for a while so he can give actual first hand experience.
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Any idea what the weight of the rib, engine and trailer will be asking as the rib will needed to be towed to the launch sites.
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Don't know actual weights, but I would guess around 400kg for the hull. You can get the engine weight from the manufacturers website (you didn't say what the engine was), and trailer weight also from manufacturers website. Then add a bit for fuel, anchors, etc.
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Hi. Honda 115hp on what looks like a snipe trailer. I am limited to 1500kg max towing weight.
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Honda web site states 220kg worse case if a long shaft, as I am new to ribs don't know what is the standard set up on these.
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Honda website will give you the weight of the engine, if snipe don't list the trailer use the Indespension website and pick a similar sized trailer. Add the weight of say 50 litres of fuel (google will tell you how much a litre of petrol weights).
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Old 25 November 2014, 08:32   #10
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For a very rough guide my rib 5.85m Tornado Viking with a 160kg Mercury 90 2 stroke and little 8hp donkey, single console, full tank of fuel and single axle trailer weighs in at 1300kg.

I would guess yours might be a shade heavier with the Honda - so 1400kg maybe? Take it to a weighbridge, it won't cost you much / anything!
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