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Old 18 October 2010, 05:03   #11
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Hi Nos4r2, So what are they? (the better ribs for the money). I could do with the advice. Basically I'm after 5.5m or bigger that I can get 8 people in. Want it to look good. Want it to be good for 40knts +. I'm going to be based in chichester harbour but want to be able to get across to the Isle of Wight and cruise in the Solent. It'll only get used in Summer months. And my budget for something second hand is 10k, possibly with a small amount of room to stretch. Any help much appreciated!

I didn't realise quite how controversial Avon Adventures were. Almost as controversial as Leeway Ribs (which I admit I like the look of but understand the ethical dilemma!).

Dubrus, thanks for the pointer to ebay, I'll get searching. There is one in the for sale section here but not the right configuration, no idea how easy or costly they are to change!
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Old 18 October 2010, 08:22   #12
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http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/PAA14830

You'd have to change the console to get 8 onboard, but it's a much better boat.


8 onboard a 560 adventure is seriously pushing it anyway. I'd be looking at a bigger boat as a starting point.
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I'd agree that for 10k you could get something 5.5-6m better than the avon adventure. Though over 6m etc it will be getting longer in the tooth.

But to fit 8 people comfortably, you may need it! Would the avon adventure have really fitted 8 in comfort?? I doubt it.

I suppose we had 8 in our 5.4SR once, but you certainly wouldn't have cruised across the solent like that!!
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Old 18 October 2010, 10:06   #14
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Thanks for all the advice. It would only be 8 people for a gentle cruise to the beach, more likely 4-6 for actually winding it up and heading out of the harbour.

The Viper looks interesting. A lot of boat and engine for the money but possibly a bit on the old side and very... yellow!

Any more suggestions gratefully received!
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Old 18 October 2010, 11:04   #15
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Thanks for all the advice. It would only be 8 people for a gentle cruise to the beach, more likely 4-6 for actually winding it up and heading out of the harbour.

The Viper looks interesting. A lot of boat and engine for the money but possibly a bit on the old side and very... yellow!

Any more suggestions gratefully received!
careful, plenty of the yellow fraternity cruising this forum!

But yes, I take your point, almost yellow overkill!
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Nothing wrong with a 560D. The tubes are higher than most ribs out there, Solents, Seariders, etc, etc.. Its a very dry ride for bimbling about on the Solent.. If you wanted to go 8 up, for short journeys, a 100hp will do the job.. I managed 35knots, 4 up, with a 70hp.. Its a very underated rib, mainly by people who have never been in one.. For cruising the Solent, its ideal..
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I don't understand why someone would seek opinion on a forum, then get the hump 'cos they don't like what they hear.
as i said there is a MARKED difference between discussion and the sniping some are doing. (renault comment for example helps NO ONE)

you guys should go easy-i'm just telling you i've had pm's about the comments from a few potential first time rib owners this forum has put off from buying a rib period never mind an adventure-thats not what anyone wants surely? it puts an EXCELLENT forum in a bad light whether we like it or not to these people.

i'm not saying the adventure is the best thing since sliced bread-i think it's obvious it is not but the CONSTANT bashing is past comprehension.

please don't feel the need to defend yourself to me-it's not me i'm saying this for. there are people who may chime in here who have pm'd me who are new to ribs/ this forum (more than a couple) and say for themselves how they feel.

fwiw i had 4 proper size adults out at weekend with mine and it was hitting 42mph flat out, it will hit 50 on a light chop and 1 person only but you can forget about 40 knots with 8 people. the boat would take 8 if you had to but i would think you could forget about getting it out the hole with a 4 stroke motor or you will need to change props to do so if your going to carry a lot of people all the time. if i was going to have 8 people i'd be looking at a much bigger boat to be comfortable. if it's only once in a blue moon the 5.6 should be ok but you will be leaving little room for anything with that many depending on the boat layout.

if you want to carry 6 people pretty regular and all adults then i'd think you want atleast a 6.5m boat and 150hp upwards. good luck with your search

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So, this thread is probably getting a bit long for this section, but does anyone have an opinion on Ribeyes. There's an interesting looking 6.5 with a Yamaha 115hp on it for sale on this forum. It looks worth considering, six jockey seats so presumably good for six up at speed.
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So, this thread is probably getting a bit long for this section, but does anyone have an opinion on Ribeyes. There's an interesting looking 6.5 with a Yamaha 115hp on it for sale on this forum. It looks worth considering, six jockey seats so presumably good for six up at speed.
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Jesus, some pretty emotive comments occur with adventure and ribeyes! All got a little overheated. All boats have a place in someone's heart!

End if the day if new prices arent right for their target market the firm goes under. Second hand prices reflect demand. So lower quality ribs will fall to a value price for someone at some point. Just like the MGFs of the last 10 years, they pretty much went bust but then seconds depreciated to a point below other convertibles which then made them a good buy for some peoples circumstance.
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