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Old 26 May 2007, 15:16   #21
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Old 26 May 2007, 16:32   #22
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both great...

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Avon or ribeye?
Volkswagen or Skoda?
Avon (VW) every time
Hmmm...that's a terrible comparrison of car to boat if you're trying to imply ribeye are crap... unless you're still living in 1990?

Am I right in saying a Skoda Fabia is currently '2007 Car of the Year'?

I don't drive one though

There is no doubts at all that Avon make an absolutly 'superb' rib (not in the skoda model comparson...) You will not go wrong putting your money in an Avon, especially a 560 - i think thats a great looking rib, put the slick laid-back double A-frame on the back and they look fantastic

As for Ribeye - I don't have a 500, but it will be my next rib - that or a 550 which is basically the same hull but longer. I have no complaints about mine (a late 03 wavecross) at all apart from the price of the accessories. Mine handels great, is built and finished to a very high standard and in my opinion, looks damn smart.

With a ribeye you also get a great dealership network and service centre's (and from my experience at Lansdale marine, very friendly and helpful staff) there is also the ribeye club which has just launched this year, where you can get branded clothing and join in on organised ribeye cruises. All adds to a more involved ownership of quite an expensive item.

You won't go wrong buying either - for me, between an Avon 560 and a Ribeye 500 (if I had not owned either before) it would probably come down to boat layout (your main use; family trips with kids? diving?) - and if you can configure them both the same, it would be down to asthetics and then my decision would be obvious.

BTW - if you're looking at a new one, i'd wait a bit if you can - I read recently Ribeye are going to have a big re-shuffle with their range, so there might be some new models coming out shortly.
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Old 26 May 2007, 16:35   #23
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I find it funny how the old Ribeye VS ?????? goes round and round and round
What is so so bad with RIbeyes?
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Old 26 May 2007, 16:52   #24
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I find it funny how the old Ribeye VS ?????? goes round and round and round
What is so so bad with RIbeyes?
nothings so so bad about them.

But there are a lot of people about on this forum that like Ribs to look 'business like'...

Ribeye generally look more of a posy sports rib, so they get knocked a bit.

They are also a relatively new company in a well established market. I'd say it took them a year or two to get things right, as with any new company that's making a hand crafted object, quality control takes a while to get right. But that certainly doesn't appply to any Ribeye built in recent years. They have got it right IMO.

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Old 26 May 2007, 18:46   #25
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avon or other

hi
having bought a avon adventura 6.2 last year i can say its the best rib i have had
wide beam deep v hull and most important a bow going up and not flat like most ribs, i go diving a lot and am in rough sea,s and a high bow is best, , delta were good at this but may be too high,
i have owned over the years
zodiac, ospray, northcraft, tornado ,ribeye,trimlet, humber,rib by almec tubing,temtress,
and the ribs with a high nose do better in rough seas
also a 6mt+ is better in rough sea than a 5mts rib 3/4 ft makes a big difference.
just my opinion
also concider a fuel tank on the deck in the console , its a lot easer to maintail than in the hull make sure the console is bolted down and not fiberglassed in.(learnt the hard way when a tank leaked in the hull cost of new tank 30.00 but new console 400+)

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anybody going ribing in july i could join in let me know thanks
also oban last 2 weeks in aug 07 if any body interested thanks.
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Old 27 May 2007, 07:27   #26
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P.S. Humber Ocean Pro 5.3 = boat equivalent of an anorak. And the hull is made of strawberry blancmange.
i guess that would make the ribeye the chavs choice then
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Old 27 May 2007, 10:52   #27
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"i guess that would make the ribeye the chavs choice then"

I guess it would!

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Old 27 May 2007, 10:53   #28
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P.S. I was joking abou the strawberry blancmange......just in case you went out to your boat to check!
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Old 27 May 2007, 13:45   #29
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Oi!! it's pointless getting personal about choice on an internet forum!

lol chris
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Old 27 May 2007, 14:10   #30
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Depends what you want to use the boat for to be honest, I would choose neither as I assume the Avon you are referring to is from the Adventure range and therefore not a proper one! .



I have a feeling that the Yachtline and Adventurer were the same hull shape anybody got any pics.
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