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Old 14 January 2006, 07:54   #21
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
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Originally Posted by xpertski
well never mind second hand ribs at 6m for under 20k, you could get a humber ocean pro 6.3m for just under that budget, kitted for leisure use, a frame, suz 140hp maybe, give it a try, or you could get a destroyer 6.5m, or 6m for much less than your budget, new! they are solid offshore ribs so id give them a look! zodiac and avon are owned by the same, however i think the avon has a better hull, which they have retained and not designed exactly the same as the zodiac, using hypalon for the majority of their tubes too, the avon 720 however im told is exactly the same hull as a bombard db 720, and not an adventurer hull! the avons will handle most conditions, but are not truly offshore ribs, for that i would sugest the mentioned humber, or a delta (would have to be second hand for your spec and budget) offsprey, ribcraft, and maybe a couple of others, good luck, jonathan
Some of the new Avons use the same hull as the Zodiac CZ7 and that's pretty good in the rough!!!

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