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Old 19 September 2012, 14:56   #11
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That's really good news. Thank you for letting me know.
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Old 19 September 2012, 15:07   #12
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The Pro 470 doesn't have under-deck trunking as far as I'm aware. The cables come out of the console at the starboard side and run along the side of the hull/sponson to the engine, etc. Certainly the case with the 420. Makes life a lot easier than hauling cables under the deck.

Would be worth wiring it, rather than batteries in the lights. Just did the same on a Ribcraft 4.8, but lights are in console not A-frame.
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. The rib is a Zodiac pro 9 man.
What would be your primary requirements of this rib?
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Old 20 September 2012, 01:45   #14
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I would be using it for exploring more of the coast. I would like to visit the Scillies eventually and do some of the rib challengers but I would need to have all the correct safety kit first. I the short term I will be getting use to how it feels and copes with different sea states. My play ground will be Falmouth bay. So I will just wave at the MCA if I have problems!
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I would be using it for exploring more of the coast. I would like to visit the Scillies eventually and do some of the rib challengers but I would need to have all the correct safety kit first. I the short term I will be getting use to how it feels and copes with different sea states. My play ground will be Falmouth bay. So I will just wave at the MCA if I have problems!
Just to point out, the Zodiac Pro isn't exactly an offshore tool. More of a harbour to beach inshore runabout. The bench seat, shallow vee etc. will not exactly do the job other than in fairly benign conditions.
Before splashing any cash, prob best to run your requirements and budget past the boys on this site and get some recommends.
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Hi they were my concerns! After looking at nearly every rib either on YouTube, Rib Mags and the Internet over the past 4 years I know the likes of Ribcraft,Avon,Humber etc are far better in the rough stuff.
A really good one would be close to 10k upwards for a 4.8 to 5m that is out of my budget for a while. I am hoping the Zodiac is better in the sea than my Honwave if it isn't O dear. I am looking to go out in reasonably conditions but with the hope it could manage a 1m chop if necessary. Please if you think even that would be a challenge for it than let me know.
Thanks again for the heads up.
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A really good one would be close to 10k upwards for a 4.8 to 5m
Nope, you could do fine for 6-7k.

That sort of budget would get you a nice 4.7m Avon Searider (Ribnet favourite small rib ) or 4.8 Ribcraft.
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Thank you. I will have another search around and see what's there. It's a tidy good nick Zodiac but useless if I can only play on sunny days in the summer.
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Thank you. I will have another search around and see what's there. It's a tidy good nick Zodiac but useless if I can only play on sunny days in the summer.
Zodiac and Avon live by their name. Both still build superb commercial/military spec. boats, but the leisure stuff is now very, well leisurely.
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2006 AVON SEARIDER 4.7m exFisheries Protection RIB

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