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Old 02 December 2010, 12:41   #11
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Unfortunately 4.5 is too big, and i think we are going to be limited to a new SR4 or a Zodiac Pro420 as these seem to have the narrowist beam, the garage must have a small door, the 5m Assault was tested and wouldn't fit and that has a 2m beam, same as its 4m equivalent. Most of the others i have found info on have a wider beam than the SR4.

I have emailed Avon and i think someone will be ringing them, but any ideas how much a new SR4 costs? I think it would only be a bare hull and we'd source a taller console else where.
Searider has a 1.8m beam?

Then Valiant DR4.00 at 1.77 m should be OK.

EDIT: And in true ribnet spirit of own brand self promotion a Funyak 390 will be 1.6m although not strictly speaking a rib - it would be suitable for the sort of thing you are talking about.
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Old 02 December 2010, 13:03   #12
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Yea, thats the value i had for the SR4, 1.80m beam, the garage must be around 1.85 ~ 1.95 width as 2m is too wide.

I had forgotten about Valiant, i will send the local dealer an email and see what they come back with.

So far i have:

Ribcraft 4.2, 4.20m length & 2.10m beam
Brig F400, 3.93m length & 1.93m beam
Zodiac pro 420, 4.20m length & 1.86m beam
Ribeye TA400, 3.96m length & 2.00 beam
Avon SR4, 4.05m Length & 1.80m beam

Anyone have any more?
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Old 02 December 2010, 16:34   #13
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a Funyak 390 will be 1.6m although not strictly speaking a rib - it would be suitable for the sort of thing you are talking about.
He's looking for a rescue boat, not an oil storage tank.
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Old 03 December 2010, 04:51   #14
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I have at home a spreadheet with dimensions for almost every rib below 6m. I did it about 2 years ago when I was looking at upsizing from my SR4, and has info for everything I could find at the time.

If you can wait 'till tonight / tomorrow I will filter it for everything sub 2m beam & post the results.

If you can be bothered searching, I did much the same thing for someone about a year or so ago. If I get time later I'll try to find & link it.
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Old 03 December 2010, 06:05   #15
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Im not in any rush so if you could find that spread sheet that would be great. I have started one, but its only basically got the numbers i have previously posted and a few extra bits on.

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Old 10 December 2010, 05:14   #16
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Sorry about the wait.

I've filtered it for "less than or equal to 1.95 m Beam" Note that these are web quoted numbers, so take with the usual pinch of internet salt - I haven't been out with a tape measure!

Make Model LOA Beam
Avon Adventure 450 4.5 1.92
Avon SR4M 4.05 1.8
Avon Adventure 400 4.05 1.92
Humber O-Pro 2m beam 5 1.92
Humber O-Pro 2m beam 5.3 1.92
Menai 430SR 4.26 1.87
Ribeye Open Tender 4.5 1.9
Rib-X Explorer 510 5.1 1.21
Solent 460 4.6 1.9
Solent 540 5.4 1.9
zodiac Pro 7 man 4.2 1.86
zodiac Yachtline 420 DL 4.2 1.86


Should be enough to reduce your search a bit.

Edit: Apologies for the formatting - it looked fine on the preview window.
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Old 10 December 2010, 13:24   #17
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you need to wrap the text in [pre][code] and [/code] [/pre]
 
Code:
Make      Model              LOA   Beam
Avon      Adventure 450      4.5    1.92
Avon      SR4M               4.05   1.8
Avon      Adventure 400      4.05   1.92
Humber    O-Pro 2m beam      5      1.92
Humber    O-Pro 2m beam      5.3    1.92
Menai     430SR              4.26   1.87
Ribeye    Open Tender        4.5    1.9
Rib-X     Explorer 510       5.1    1.21
Solent    460                4.6    1.9
Solent    540                5.4    1.9 
zodiac    Pro 7 man          4.2    1.86
zodiac    Yachtline 420 DL   4.2    1.86
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Old 12 December 2010, 10:25   #19
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thats great thanks.

Does anyone have any experience with a Menai 430 SR?
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I can recommend the Zodiac Pro 420. It was my last boat before I traded up to a RIBcraft 4.8m commercial. Easy to launch and retrieve and fits in a domestic garage with ease. The Zodiac range of consoles, jockey seats and bench seats means you can configure it as you wish, although prices are a bit on the steep side. I used mine in the Moray firth and in the west coast (Lewis) and always felt safe even when it was blowing a F6. Even managed to squeeze a Tohatsu 3.5hp auxilliary in for good measure. Engine choice was a mint Yamaha 40hp 2-stroke, although a Yamaha F50, Suzuki DF50 or E-Tec 50hp would suit it well.

Any other information on the Zodiac - just holler!
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