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Old 08 October 2009, 11:28   #1
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Is this a RIB or not?

Hi , daft question i know but is this definitly a RIB? Googled it but seems to come back with inflatable and fixed hull versions.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Are these any good, looking for a step up from my honda inflatable?
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Old 08 October 2009, 11:30   #2
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Definately a RIB mate, you can see the solid hull in the Bow photo.
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Old 08 October 2009, 11:50   #3
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Cheers for that!

Anyone got any opinions on these?

Would it be a noticable upgrade from an ally decked inflatable?
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Yep, I take it the alloy deck SIB was no more than 14ft?
The RIB should be a bit smoother and its got comfy seats!
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Yeah its a 3.5m honwave, looking for somethin a little more comfortable and possibly a bit drier when pottering about.

Would like a searider ideally i think but liked the look of this one and its local.

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That looks ok and is cheap at the moment!
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I have one..

I have one of these. Avon S3.45 currently up for sale see link below..

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F216850/

They are great fun like driving a sports car and you can throw them around quite a lot and not fall out and below so low down is great.

I have unbolted the rear seats of the boat to allow more space for water toys, but they only take 5 mins to put back in.
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Looks like a good price, bit too far away for me, picked up my last boat from near southampton 900 mile round trip in a day!!!

Just one question i get soaked in the smallest of chop in my inflatable, how do you fare in these?
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depends...

If you drive in big seas you will get wet in most boats, mine does not have the windscreen fitted, but with the windscreen that keeps a lot of spray away!
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