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Old 17 October 2010, 13:45   #1
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First RIB? [was Avon Adventure 560+ 100hp+ Wanted (or similar) 10k]

I'm looking for an Avon Adventure 560 with a four stroke outboard, ideally a Yamaha 100hp - 115hp. Ideally looking for navy blue tubes, white hull with rear bench seat plus double jockey seats, bow seat and cushion, double console, stainless steel A frame (with nav lights) and a roller trailer.

Will consider similar if in good condition but not after anything smaller.
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Old 17 October 2010, 14:15   #2
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JBT have one.

http://www.ribsforsale.com/detail-10...ngine+2002.htm
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Old 17 October 2010, 14:41   #3
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How 'bout doing some research and then perhaps widening your search criteria.
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Old 17 October 2010, 15:37   #4
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The JBT one is *exactly* what I'm after.... but it's already "under offer". I've emailed anyway. Thanks for the link though.

As for widening the criteria, done lots of looking and reading this forum, and even though the Avon Adventure gets a bit of a bad rep by some of the more experienced on here, it sounds pretty good for a first rib. Definately big enough for the family and sounds like it'll be suited to The Solent.

I guess I could be tempted by an alternative though...
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it sounds pretty good for a first rib.
That's a bit like saying an early Renault Laguna would make a good 1st car.
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Old 17 October 2010, 17:35   #6
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That's a bit like saying an early Renault Laguna would make a good 1st car.
That's a bit rough on a Laguna.
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That's a bit rough on a Laguna.
That's ok, they can't hear me from the crusher...
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Old 17 October 2010, 19:05   #8
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there was one on ebay last week-maybe worth a look if it is still there.

i had same dilemma over my first rib and the "ribbing" (get it!) the adventure took on here by some. i love mine and i think you'll like it to based on the brief description you've given what it is for.

i understand why people maybe don't like them completely but they really need a reality check-these people are hurting potential fellow ribbers which is surely why we are all here?. all you get is snide remarks and it's getting tired. i have news for ye lads-not everyone (me included) wants an sr as they look like horse manure, even if they get you home in 10ft seas-i don't want one. there is room in this rib hobby for us all-so knock it off with the snide adventure remarks because mark my words-your putting people off ribs. i've had quite a few PM's from people wanting an adventure that you have put off-i know EXACTLY how they feel as i was there myself-but i'm a little thicker skinned. there is a point where you go from good advice to compulsive.

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Old 17 October 2010, 19:24   #9
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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.
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No-one's even mentioned a Searider. Where did you get that one from? There's no point in comparing them as they are different beasts.Yes, they are tougher boats but no, they don't suit everyone and they aren't much cop as a family boat because they are too narrow to put multiple jockeys in.


Essentially, the upshot of it is there's far better boats out there for the same money as an Adventure,with the same layout,better seakeeping and durability.
It's comparable to being offered a new Rav4 and a new Range Rover sport for the same money and going for the Rav4.



Incidentally, I met a couple of people with Adventures a few months back who swore blind they did 55 knots with a Yam F100 and 6 people aboard

They were running for a week with the tubes almost flat...
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