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Old 13 April 2009, 12:29   #1
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Interesting article in May's issue of Sportsboat and Rib magazine. Jon Mendez puts a 40-year-old Avon SR with a blueband Mercury 50 against a new Avon 410 Adventure Rib and Yamaha 40hp 4-stroke.
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and the results are?

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Yeah, sounds interesting. What was the outcome?
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Old 13 April 2009, 13:39   #4
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http://80.248.179.94/zeenit/run/get_...=low&pp=4&v=10

Here is a few pages of the test, not the conclusion we are after though.

Page 10 & 11
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Avon SR won!
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The Osprey seems to have a good write up too and lots of tips from the experts on ribs, wonder if they have been reading Ribnet then

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Does anyone have a copy they could convert to pdf. Would really like to see the test.

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Old 27 April 2009, 05:41   #8
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Had in interest in this ( seeing as I own a 4m Adventure ) and will see if I can scan this eveing & stick on here ( though I feel I may be breaking all sorts of rules) - so may have to mail PDFs to you if you let me have your mail address.

I felt it was a indecisive view of what was the 'better' boat. I think just suited to differant things & personal preferance.

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surely the hull shape says the sr gonna be the beter boat at sea
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Agreed - an SR will trounce the adventure in any decent size sea , but I think the article showed both boats have their merits & very differant uses/ intentions/ markets.

Generally though I think it highlighted that there hasn't been a particularly noticable or ground breaking development in RIBS in a very very long time. ( apart from maybe engine technology which isn't really RIB specific)

An SR4 was the first ever RIB I drove ( takeing it form Gunwharf to Newtown IOW & back in generally bad weather ! ) with a very unreliable 40 hp Johnson on it !, But now I am getting on seemed rather commercial for the wife & 2 kids to do some skiing and general 'fun' off the beach - hence why I got the Adventure.
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