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Old 02 September 2012, 14:44   #31
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Old 02 September 2012, 18:44   #32
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What do people think of AB RIB's? Ive found a nice 2008 AB 14vs with a 60hp yammy
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What do people think of AB RIB's? Ive found a nice 2008 AB 14vs with a 60hp yammy
I would hold out for anther good SR4 with a light 50hp on it?
I love charging around in my 6m Ribeye, yesterday we had 8 of us on it Hamble to Cowes & then to Bembridge & back to Hamble.
But 1 or 2 up just out for a blast the SR4 is just such a blast & if you want to you can still cram 5 or 6 of you in it!
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I would hold out for anther good SR4 with a light 50hp on it?
I love charging around in my 6m Ribeye, yesterday we had 8 of us on it Hamble to Cowes & then to Bembridge & back to Hamble.
But 1 or 2 up just out for a blast the SR4 is just such a blast & if you want to you can still cram 5 or 6 of you in it!
Wouldnt mind an sr4 but i know this sounds picky but i dont like the console i think its too far forward plus this AB has bow, console & bench seat storage plus it looks much nicer
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Wouldnt mind an sr4 but i know this sounds picky but i dont like the console i think its too far forward plus this AB has bow, console & bench seat storage plus it looks much nicer

OK looks do account for some thing do you have links to what you are looking at?

My eldest daughter (14 years old) was horrified when I bought our SR saying it was distrusting & would not be seen on it let alone drive it!

After a bit of fettling & her being told by boys of the same age how cool a SR was I now do not get a look in & she tells every one it is her boat!
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OK looks do account for some thing do you have links to what you are looking at?

My eldest daughter (14 years old) was horrified when I bought our SR saying it was distrusting & would not be seen on it let alone drive it!

After a bit of fettling & her being told by boys of the same age how cool a SR was I now do not get a look in & she tells every one it is her boat!
id admit your sr4 looks alot nicer! i geuss the ones in my price range are the older ones.

these are the 2 boats ive found so far...

Avon Sports Dive Ribs for sale , Avon Adventure 4.00 - Boats And Outboards

& this is what i prefer (both links are the same boat but different photo)
Ab Inflatables Other Ribs for sale , Ab Inflatables 14VS Inflatable RIB - Boats And Outboards

Ab Inflatables Other Ribs for sale , Ab Inflatables 14VS Inflatable RIB - Boats And Outboards
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Really - dont buy the Adventure ( although I love mine) - if your used to thundercat you will hate it after about ten minutes.

For that sort of money a nice SR4 will come up.

There is very little that will give as much as an SR4 in practical terms - load it up , go quick and wave jump all in one boat ...
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There is very little that will give as much as an SR4 in practical terms - load it up , go quick and wave jump all in one boat ...[/QUOTE]

do they have much storage space in them? or is it just stick it on the floor?
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Storage & SR4 are not words that are used together very often - if at all !

A couple of big dry bags strapped the seat/ a frame should sort you though ( they can be a little 'damp' )
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[QUOTE=PeterM;485226]Storage & SR4 are not words that are used together very often - if at all !

A couple of big dry bags strapped the seat/ a frame should sort you though ( they can be a little 'damp' )[/QUOT

thats what i thought youd say Id prefer something thats got some storage cause i hate a messy boat!
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