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Old 26 February 2002, 15:20   #31
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Sorry I forgot to say.... Get the Rib..... you know it makes sense....
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Old 27 February 2002, 07:38   #32
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GraemeCooper,

Congratulations on your new RIB.

I really like the looks of your new console and setup...

Wish mine looked like that

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Old 27 February 2002, 10:52   #33
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Thanks Rene

I am picking her up tomorrow - so hope to be able to put some photos on the Forums tomorrow evening
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Old 27 February 2002, 14:55   #34
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Graeme

Like your gonna sleep tonight....!!!!....

Excited????
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Old 27 February 2002, 15:44   #35
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Excited !!!! - Haven't slept for 2 nights!!!!

Have a 4 am start to bein Norwich for 0830 - launch her, take her for a test on the river, then back onto the trailer for the long drive home

Piccys to follow tomorrow !!
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Old 27 February 2002, 16:09   #36
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Who's fitting hir out for ya?

Wot ya gonna call hir?
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Old 27 February 2002, 16:19   #37
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She is called 'Topaz'

Topaz is being fitted out by Fineway Leisure in Wroxham, near Norwich. I tried 4 or 5 Avon dealers, and these were by far the most professional, helpful and interested that I spoke to.

They have kept me informed of progress, been very helpful in giving me options to get the best for my money, and Steve, the owner, knows Avons as well as anyone I know. He also put me in touch with different owners he knew to discuss options on engine choice, fitout etc before we closed the deal. He also sent me loads of pictures of various fit out options.

He has kept exactly to schedule, got me a better deal than we agreed on an upgraded trailer, added some nice touches like circuit breakers instead of fuses, a dry pouch for wallets, keys etc, had the consoles specially adapted in various ways and has always advised me as to the pros and cons on cost Vs practicality when discussing options.

In all of this he has kept to the agreed budget.

I would recommend him to anyone considering an Avon.
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Old 27 February 2002, 17:00   #38
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HISWA

OK OK, you've convinced me (not that I needed much convincing....)
This weekend is the HISWA boat show in Amsterdam and I hope to do some serious business there!

To be continued....

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Old 28 February 2002, 02:23   #39
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Go Eddy, Go....

If ya get ya finger out, you may make it to the SOC weekend,
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Old 28 February 2002, 12:19   #40
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Hi All

I have attached a few pictures of my new RIB in the RIB Gallery Section under 'My New RIB'

She is everything I ever dreamed she would be ...........
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