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Old 11 February 2006, 16:32   #1
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Avon 620 vs solent 6.5

Just any opinions which one to go for, which one would be better in the rough?

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Old 11 February 2006, 16:40   #2
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Hi Millermob
The Avon is a good rib but I think the Solent will give you best rid in rough sea because it has the deepest v
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Old 11 February 2006, 17:08   #3
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I can only speak for the Avon as we had a 620
fantastic boat ours was undered powered with a 100 Yamaha F/Stroke
Had ours for two years and made almost the same price as we paid,they have a big following.
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Old 11 February 2006, 17:57   #4
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i would consider a ribcraft 6.3 or an osprey 6.5

i went thru the same considerations as yourself and i opted for the osprey

the avons can chine walk at high speed apparently, the dont feel very settled at wot, you need to take great care on the avon as to where they put the console and the weight distribution, it can seriously impact the handling and comfort. if you are keen on an avon get out and see a few and how they are set up and what the handling is like at top speed

just a few considerations
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Old 11 February 2006, 18:02   #5
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Hi,, if you do a search through the back posts, you will find i asked the same question,,looked at a few of each,, Avon a good boat,still got a R310 which was a tender, but when for the Solent,for a number of reasons,
a bit more attention to detail,being built to order, rather that a more mass produced one,does not slam so much in lumper water,(tried both a 620 & 720 Avon and a 6.5 solent before buying the 6.9)

Very happy i made the right choice,in hindsight, would pick the Solent again!!
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Old 12 February 2006, 05:12   #6
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Hull shape says it's gotta be a Solent. I think it's the Searider and not the Adventurers that Chine walk but the adventurers are slammy. Nothig wrong with the build quality of a Solent. Whats the bottom line of each option
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Solent is a drivers boat and will be better in the ruff as it has a steeper deadrise.

Avons are okay but have more of a meduim 'V' hull shape so as Rogue says it will have tendancy to slam more in chop.

At the end of the day its horses for courses. Avon fun family boat for podling around bays on a hot summers day.....the Solent for stability at speed and perhaps better for going further afield.

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I tried both (and others)when I was looking and ordered the solent,I think my opinion of the avon was marred by the layout on the one I tried as it had bench seating though.
I also think the solent is a faster hull.
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I think the leeway 6.3 is better than both. come look for your self.
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