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Old 17 January 2010, 03:18   #1
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How old is yours ?

Hi to all the forum members I am new to the forum but not new to rhib's
Had mine for a long while now ..I have a Avon adventurer 1998..

The question is ...

How old is your rib ?
I have heard of some used weekly that are 20 years old .


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Old 17 January 2010, 16:46   #2
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My SR4 is 1983 and used most weekends throughout the year.
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Old 17 January 2010, 17:03   #3
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2009 hull,console etc. no tubes yet.
i tend to do things bit by bit
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Old 17 January 2010, 17:08   #4
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Old 17 January 2010, 17:52   #5
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Think mine used to carry some old git with animals in pairs!
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Old 18 January 2010, 02:51   #6
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refurb

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Originally Posted by markg View Post
2009 hull,console etc. no tubes yet.
i tend to do things bit by bit
Is this a vessel you have been rebuilding yourself ?
do you have any pictures.
I am very interested in any rib construction.


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Old 18 January 2010, 03:29   #7
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i've got my old avon searider in for service and bits, we were talking over the weekend how old it was, we reckon that it's over 24years, i rebuilt it close to 10 years ago and put an inboard in it, the old girl still does 55 mph, lovely old thing
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Old 18 January 2010, 05:14   #8
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Mine was made in 2003, however left undercover in a barn for 5 years, the engine only had 77 hours on it when I bought it, which was about this time last year, A lot of people comment saying how nice it is, and it looks brand new!
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Old 18 January 2010, 05:32   #9
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1984 Built. Original toobs (and it shows!) It's had at least 4 engines I found traces of under the paint & antifouling.
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Old 18 January 2010, 05:51   #10
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Hi Sonar - welcome to RIBnet - Our Searider has a 1995 plate - all original - was told it was used as a lobster boat in its early days so console and jockey seat added in 2000 - we are the third owners (apparently).

She seems in very good condition considering her age
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