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Old 29 May 2003, 10:40   #11
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avon

how much is the avon please?? l or email
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Old 01 June 2003, 20:36   #12
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it may be sold or not, I don't know but you could try contacting the seller?

Click the link below.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...&category=1296
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Old 04 June 2003, 18:54   #13
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I have just posted an advert for a 4.7m Avon with a 75hp Mariner. Have a look - it's an excellent boat if you can go up to 4.7m
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Old 05 June 2003, 06:13   #14
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4.7 Searider

Hi Woody

My 4.7 metre Searider fits perfectly in my garage on the existing hallmark trailer, the garage is just 5 metres long and 6 foot high just under the standard size garage door, at the moment i'm having a double stainless steel A frame made up to measure which will allow me to still put the boat in my garage, the arial will be mounted on a angle ratchet plate on the top thus making it fold down for storage in the garage.

Seariders a good choice for first boat, very forgiving hull, very robustly built and can handle a good pounding, becuase the tubes are hyperlon they clean up very well too making a rather tatty boat look quite good.

If you can fit it in go for the 4.7 rather than a 4 metre boat as your'll appreciate that little bit extra, just out of interest Ribcraft advertise there 4.8 metre rib as being able to fit into a standard size garage !!!

Happy hunting

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Old 05 June 2003, 08:49   #15
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Out of interest, I have a 5.85m Ribcraft on a De Graff trailer which fits in my garage............just. The garage is exactly 6m long (inside) so the drawbar has to be removed from the trailer in order to close the doors. I also have to deflate the tubes, remove the GPS from the top of the console and take off the mudguards as with them, it won't go through the door (which is 7'x7' in old money). This all take 45 minutes but it's worth it to protect my "baby"!
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Old 06 June 2003, 02:29   #16
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When i went out to buy my boat i measured it exactly including the trailer and knew that it would fit exactly into my garage, in actual fact with the engine lowered i've got about a foot and a half spare either end, which just means i can move around it a bit.
I also knew that from floor to the open up and over door it was exactly 6 foot, with this in mind i looked for boats without A frames or had the owner measure it from ground to top before making arragments to view, this firstly has allowed me to have a custom made A frame that can support, lights, GPS arial and VHF arial built exactly to size and secondly i managed to do a better deal on the boat knocking money off for lack of kit which i included the A frame in my list.

45 minutes sounds like a long time when your getting ready to go out and have everything else to get ready as well, or was 45 minutes total time..... have to agree though that well out of sight locked in the garage has to be the most safest place.

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Old 06 June 2003, 04:10   #17
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Richard,
No, it's 45 mins on top of everything else. Couple that with 2 hrs to the nearest sea and it's a lot to do. That's the joy of owning a boat in the Midlands but, it's got to be done
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Old 06 June 2003, 06:17   #18
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Dave you have my deepest sympathy living both two hours from the sea and living in the Midlands my outlaws live in the midlands and i try to get up there as least as i can these days and now i live directly opposite the beach its an even harder draw to drag myself inland.

I always leave my boat in a garaged ready to go state, so to go out all i have to do is warm up the engine and hook up to the car and we're off, my nearest slipway is either Herne bay or Whitstable both about 3 minutes drive, this means its possible to go out for a run up the coast and still get things done at home.

Maybe as a suggestion you could find a Marina on the coast nearest to you and store your boat there, then when you want to go out you can make a fast dash across and the boats pretty much ready to go, add the 45 minutes onto your 2 hours journey and your wasting 5 1/2 hours travelling and getting sorted !!! WOW

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Old 06 June 2003, 11:36   #19
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Careful my ol' mucker, I didn't say I don't like the Midlands, it's a great place! Carry on like that and you'll incur the wrath of many a Midlands based Ribnetter.

Then, coming from Essex, anything's an improvement!

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Old 09 June 2003, 04:36   #20
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Clarky no offence meant to any of my fellow Midlander ribsters, maybe i'm confussing my avoidance of the Midlands with mother in law avoidance and the horrors of spending countless hours sitting in M1 traffic jams, i'm quite sure the Midlands is a splendid place to live, though a little to far from the sea for my taste, not sure i should pass any comment about Essex either having dated a few Essex girls in my time and having at first hand experienced that pure out look on life those very special young ladies have but thats another sport altogether.

Obviously you've chosen the Midlands to live now !! and thats ok and recon if i were in your shoes i'd find a marina or some other form of storage facility nearer your chosen play area to store your boat, then buy a fast car and cut your travel and kitting up time down by at least half every time you want to go to sea, alternative idea is to just move nearer the sea, either way you still have my sympathy.

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