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Old 01 March 2004, 07:29   #1
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Avon 620 Engine choice

Hi I am new to all this and trying to get back in RIB's currently looking at Avon 620's 2000 -2003 and need a bit of advice on engines so far I have seen the following :

2000 Yam vmax 150

2001 115 mariner 2 stroke

2002 115 merc 4 stroke

Has anyone got any experience of the above or any opinions ?

I am looking for a boat I can leave on a mooring and use in the solent most weekends, I have tried out the Avon and enjoyed it but it had a 60 on it !!! So any advice welcome I have to buy by the end of march.


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Old 01 March 2004, 08:16   #2
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Julian, hi and welcome to Ribnet.

If you use the search facility "top right of screen" you will find we have lots of posts on these engines. The 115 Mariner 2 stoke would not be my first choice though.

Seen a few with Honda 130s but the weight! how about the Yam 115 4 stroke to add to your list.


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Old 01 March 2004, 11:32   #3
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I'm waiting for delivery of my new avon 620 from Bembridge outboards which will have a merc optimax 135 on was going to get the f115 but was only £200 more for optimax. they are only rated to a 150hp.
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