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Old 12 June 2006, 10:12   #11
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Mr Blue Sky
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: E-Tec 90
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 98
Originally Posted by matt h
nice looking boat, not really built for the rough stuff as we painfully found out!!! for that sort of money, you could have a 5.3 ribcraft in the same colours and similar layout with a far far more superior build quality!!
You could have a lovely Ribcraft 5.3 for the money but I doubt the "ASAP" bit, when I spoke to them on Friday they said they had months worth of orders and were getting rid of part of the showroom to make more fitting out space.

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Old 12 June 2006, 13:29   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Macclesfield
Boat name: Aqua Fresh
Make: Zodiac Medline
Length: 5m +
Engine: 60hp Yamaha
MMSI: 235051988
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 333


Yeah all great Ribs with there own benifits, but up here in the north west were do we get support on ribs that arn't main stream.

ribcraft, Humber , ribtec , leeway the list goes on, your all based down south ( yes i know Humbers up here but on wrong side of the country)


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Old 12 June 2006, 14:58   #13
Country: UK - England
Town: solent
Boat name: wilson
Make: jeanneau merryfisher
Length: 5m +
Engine: suzuki df 70hp
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 70
i have never tried a avon 620 but i love the monte carlo any comments on this rib. as its similar money
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Old 12 June 2006, 16:53   #14
Country: UK - England
Boat name: SOLD
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 794
We had a 560 with a 100 yamaha F/Stroke
A great boat did a channel crossing and many hours of wake boarding,
you wont be disapointed.
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Old 13 June 2006, 19:05   #15
Country: UK - England
Town: swansea
Boat name: ocean pro 6.3
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Engine: 140hp suzuki
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 170
I have heard (not experienced) that some 560 avons are a bit stern heavy, and that the 620 is a more balanced boat generally, i think though i havent heard many things bad about the avon as they handle pretty well as a leisure boat, and have a pretty good finish to them! i would also comsider a humber though, we had the option of going for an avon 620 but decided on a humber ocean pro 6.3m which we got for less money than the 620 kitted up.....very happy with our decision, and would make the same again!
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Old 14 June 2006, 02:54   #16
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Inverkip
Make: Redbay 11m Cabin
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x Yamaha422Sti 275
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 566
Avon 560

Theres one up here at the moment-avon adventure 560 with honda 90 double consol and twin double jockey pods gps,vhf,dsc cd player.roller trailer 90litre fuel tank. I personally havent seen the boat but I believe it is only months old and the owner is/has bought a cabin cruiser .
Let me know if you want his number.
Hard or Soft it's never BIG enough
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Old 14 June 2006, 15:48   #17
Country: UK - England
Town: Falmouth, Kernow!
Boat name: PlayM8
Make: AVON
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda 4stroke 45
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 72
I've done 500hrs in a 560 with a Yami 100hp 4 stroker comercially and the boat is pretty good.
Can give you a bit of a pounding in the rough stuff, but learn how in handles and it's not so bad.
Being a comercial RIB, it carries a fair amount of safety kit onboard which makes her a little heavy.
We do have a set of fins fitted to the engine which has helped fuel consumption and makes for easier on the plane at slower speeds, especially 8 up.

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