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Old 27 June 2007, 11:59   #1
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3m ish RIB with folding transom like AX500/ Zodiac Zoom

I am looking for a car toppable RIB like the Bombard AX 500 Avon Lite or Zodiac Zoom type with a proper fibreglass hull not an air floor or keel.

If possible with the max engine it can accommodate (10hp for those listed)

Am keen to get something moving as have been searching without success yet. Any help or guidance appreciated.
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Old 28 June 2007, 10:19   #2
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I have a 3.1m Avon Rover rib. Max engine 10hp. I have a Mercury 10hp 2 stroke which can come with it if needed. Email me if interested.
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Old 28 June 2007, 10:39   #3
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I really want one with the folding transom and low profile V keel like those I listed to save on storage space and carry easily. Does this rib fold flat?
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Old 01 July 2007, 13:21   #4
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Doesn't fold flat no....
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Old 04 July 2007, 05:38   #5
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Research

Hi Juststarting, Welcome!
I did alot of research when looking for my last boat (3-4 metre) fast, good handling, car toppable, tough and from a good brand.
I ended up with a Zodiac Futura FRIIc, which you can get with various floor options, but all have the zodiac speed tubes which get the boat on the plane and give it excellent directional stability (better than most similar sized Ribs)
I got the HP floor, because you can roll it all up, and it stores very easily.

Don't get a hang up on what you think works well "by the look of it" - I took several different boats out for a spin - you are buying it for "on the water" and there are many boats than have gone down a particular route which says something about the market research.

I believe the Zodiac is a great compromise, as all things are, but it does not compromise on what is really important. - Handling.

PS I am not a dealer and I am not selling, just a word of advice!
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