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Old 26 April 2011, 14:57   #1
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Hi all
Its my first time posting on here as im a new member , i have a avon 10ft rib , i have a british seagull 3.5 hp outboard but i would like to up grade . What do you think the biggest and best outboard for my rib would be ??
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Old 26 April 2011, 16:58   #2
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Hi all
Its my first time posting on here as im a new member , i have a avon 10ft rib , i have a british seagull 3.5 hp outboard but i would like to up grade . What do you think the biggest and best outboard for my rib would be ??
cheers dan
Hi ya Dan,are you sure it is a RIB?,only sound's a little short ,no expert tho ,just did nt know they made them that size,defo wanna up grade your outboard,what weight are you aloud? spec will be on the transom inside? a nice 15 to 20hp be nice,had a loan of a 4 stroke 15hp on my 4m sib and wow did she go.
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Old 27 April 2011, 00:33   #3
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whats a sib mate ?? im new to all this sorry lol
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Old 27 April 2011, 01:59   #4
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Welcome to Ribnet, whether you have a SIB or a RIB you’ll find plenty of useful info on here.

A RIB is a Fibreglass, Aluminium or Carbon etc solid hull with a set of inflatable tubes around the edge.

A SIB is an inflatable boat with a soft floor normally covered with a removeable deck made from Wood, Aluminium or an inflatable ‘Airdeck’.
Or in other words, a SIB can be fully deflated and rolled up for transport and storage if you wish, where as a RIB cannot.

Hope that makes sense.

Oh, and there are loads of SIBs advertised as RIBs on ebay etc.

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Old 27 April 2011, 02:23   #5
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thanks mate i have a sib not a rib then lol , what do you think the biggest outboard would be for my sib ??
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Old 27 April 2011, 03:00   #6
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My Avon Sib has a plate on the transom which states the max weight and hp of the outboard.

I run a johnson 15hp on it and it works really well together.

Are you in Newport (Gwent)?
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Old 27 April 2011, 03:57   #7
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yeah newport gwent mate , what size is your avon mate
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Old 27 April 2011, 04:04   #8
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Dan,

Welcome.

This is no more than an observational thought, but at 10 foot, is the entire "back" of the boat wooden, with two cones poking out where the toobs stop, or does the inflatable tube go right round the boat and the engine clamps onto a small wooden bracket held onto the toobs by a bit of bent metal tube in 4 ruber mounts?

This is important - if it's 10' long I think you may have a Redcrest, which will only take something like 3Hp - hanging a 15 on one of them if you are lucky it will stay afloat long enough to pull the starter cord - more likely rip the entire bracket off just by the weight of the engine!

Whatever it is, you've still found the best place to talk about it though!
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Old 27 April 2011, 04:11   #9
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hi 9d
yes it has a wooden back with the two cones
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Old 27 April 2011, 04:12   #10
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heres a little pi of my avon what would you recermend as a good motor for my sib ??
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Old 27 April 2011, 04:45   #11
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Hello and welcome. Any 15-20hp modern-day four stroke should be fine. That would get you up on the plane and ribbing with the best of us. By the way, hang on to that Seagull; they're collectors' items nowadays.
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Old 27 April 2011, 05:06   #12
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heres my little seagull lol , i think i need a new one
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Old 27 April 2011, 06:40   #13
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Hi,

Yeah, you'll be ok with a bigger lump on that. Check the plate- from memory the max HP varies with the length on those. (like if you get the 4.5m one it's something like 35 or 40Hp which will rip the back off the Small one - I don't have the useful buit of paper to hand at the mo, but someone will no doubt be along soon.....)


If it's the smoke that puts you off the Seagull, don't worry - they all do that, it's a "feature" of the 10:1 mix!
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Old 27 April 2011, 09:39   #14
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Old 27 April 2011, 11:06   #15
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hi 9d
yes it has a wooden back with the two cones
Hi Dan
My Avon was almost identical to yours,
Maybe slightly younger. Think it was a Avon Sportboat 340. With an inflatable keel.

Since selling it I have regreted it so much, We used to have 3 of us in it down in Swansea bay. Fun, Fun. Fun !
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Old 27 April 2011, 11:12   #16
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what engine did you have on yours mate cant wait to get out there tidy
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Old 27 April 2011, 12:35   #17
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15hp Johnson 2 stroke.

I kept the engine while I looked for another sib.
Where do you use your Avon?
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Old 27 April 2011, 13:31   #18
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havnt used it yet lol got it last year pumped her up and thats it , now im on the look out for a new outboard . I need to get afloat and catch some waves lol
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