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Old 29 September 2009, 13:24   #1
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Buying my Avon Typoon SIB was a big mistake - I now want a RIB!! - HELP!!

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Well as the title suggests I've been rather badly bitten - so I'm now trying to decide what to do next in this addictive pastime :-)

We already have a Predator 160 fishing boat with a 60hp, - it's a great boat, gets hubby out to his fishing sites quickly but it's a bit boring and rather large to tow and launch.

I recently bought a lovely little 4m Typoon - cracking condition and we've already been out in her a few times - love it - easy to tow, light, planes well (25hp) and just fantastic, really fantastic fun.

So now I'm thinking about getting a RIB and this is where I could do with some help/advice.

I have a budget of 5k and don't really wish to spend more, less in an ideal world

On my list of must haves are the following:

Deep V hull for coastal fun - we aim to use her around the Solent and off Pembrokeshire coast
Hypolon
Ideally Yamaha outboard

Does that sound like a good starting point?

Where I get stuck is the ideal length - having played in the 4m Typoon I have a feeling this might be a bit small - but would I be better off buying a smaller newer RIB or an older longer RIB - more to the point how long is a piece of string!!

Finally I've seen the following RIBS that fit some but not all my wishes:

Avon Searider 4.65m 50hp Merc 3950
Avon Searider 4m 40hp Mariner 1200
Humber Sports Rib 5m 2500 70hp Yamaha -
Quicksilver 450r 50hp 2900
Avon Adventure 1990 with 40hp Yamaha 4700

Any thoughts on how to narrow down my selection - in a nut we would like something for coastal waters, that we can grow into - if that makes sense - and offers a feeling of security but can be pushed for a bit more fun!!

Thanks all
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Old 29 September 2009, 13:48   #3
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Hi All

Well as the title suggests I've been rather badly bitten - so I'm now trying to decide what to do next in this addictive pastime :-)

We already have a Predator 160 fishing boat with a 60hp, - it's a great boat, gets hubby out to his fishing sites quickly but it's a bit boring and rather large to tow and launch.

I recently bought a lovely little 4m Typoon - cracking condition and we've already been out in her a few times - love it - easy to tow, light, planes well (25hp) and just fantastic, really fantastic fun.

So now I'm thinking about getting a RIB and this is where I could do with some help/advice.

I have a budget of 5k and don't really wish to spend more, less in an ideal world

On my list of must haves are the following:

Deep V hull for coastal fun - we aim to use her around the Solent and off Pembrokeshire coast
Hypolon
Ideally Yamaha outboard

Does that sound like a good starting point?

Where I get stuck is the ideal length - having played in the 4m Typoon I have a feeling this might be a bit small - but would I be better off buying a smaller newer RIB or an older longer RIB - more to the point how long is a piece of string!!

Finally I've seen the following RIBS that fit some but not all my wishes:

Avon Searider 4.65m 50hp Merc 3950
Avon Searider 4m 40hp Mariner 1200
Humber Sports Rib 5m 2500 70hp Yamaha -
Quicksilver 450r 50hp 2900
Avon Adventure 1990 with 40hp Yamaha 4700

Any thoughts on how to narrow down my selection - in a nut we would like something for coastal waters, that we can grow into - if that makes sense - and offers a feeling of security but can be pushed for a bit more fun!!

Thanks all

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Avon
Tornado

are all rugged boats that will suit your needs, a 5k budget should get you a decent package 10-15 years old with a trailer. my own boat may be for sale in the new year depending on job sutuation.
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Old 29 September 2009, 15:10   #4
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why don't you get yourself invited to the Avon searider love fest on the 10th October 2009 Solent. the you can have a real good idea what one can do
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Old 29 September 2009, 15:25   #5
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5.4m Searider, Yamaha 90.
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Old 29 September 2009, 15:34   #6
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Old 29 September 2009, 18:08   #7
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I don't know which Searider you've seen, but if it really is a Searider, then it should be 4.7, not 4.65. Avon also made a 4.65 RIB, which had a shallower hull and consequently nowhere near as good as the Searider 4.7 in ruff seas.
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Old 30 September 2009, 02:45   #8
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Thanks All - the help very much appreciated

So now searching for a 5.4m Searider - when looking at these RIBSs are there any areas I need to pay particular attention to - I've picked up the following from reading the various "newbie" threads:

Solid transom
Tubes not coming away from hull
Painted Hyperlon and what it might be hiding

Is there anything else that could be a major refit problem or is it just common sense!!

TQ
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How the console is fastened down, ie if screwed straight into the deck the deck may be soggy as it has a marine ply core.
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Thanks All - the help very much appreciated

So now searching for a 5.4m Searider - when looking at these RIBSs are there any areas I need to pay particular attention to - I've picked up the following from reading the various "newbie" threads:

Solid transom
Tubes not coming away from hull
Painted Hyperlon and what it might be hiding

Is there anything else that could be a major refit problem or is it just common sense!!

TQ
Have you read this? :-
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