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Old 02 November 2003, 09:32   #21
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cracked hull/transom

first complaint i have ever seen about a fault on avon hull however i could say the sam about Ring.

I'll see if i can dig out some pics, a ring's deck came apart from the hull on a hard boat earlier this summer in barmouth.
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Old 02 November 2003, 10:17   #22
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Been to Bembridge on Friday to look at the Ring and Avon A620 Both seem to be great Ribs but I think the Avon has the edge as you can squeeze in the twin Jockeys so 2 more seats and seems like Ring are more in to racing boats than the Avon alrounder
But hope this is the right decision just need some help on the engine size Bembridge favour Mercury and say that a 90 f/s is plenty but not sure if I should go to the Mercury 115 f/s. They are building a 620 as a demo with a 90 on which will be reaady in a few week so will have to go back to try.
By the way Bembridge Outboards are a great dealer very helpull with lots of advise for such a novice.

Jahno You may be able to help here being that you do have an avon.
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Old 02 November 2003, 10:29   #23
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90 is a big no no

we have a 90hp merc 4 stroke on a 560 - that is spot on.

You need at least a 130 hp for a family cruising fun boat.
GraemeCooper has a 130 hp honda on a 620 which is a nice cruising boat, i have a 150hp optimax on the 620 now which is as economical as the 90hp and produce plenty of power when you need it.

The 620 handles a lot better with the wheight at the back, but the 560 is better with the wheight up front.

The suzuki 140 would be my ideal choice for family cruising, or possibly the 135 optimax.

Please call if you want any further help, I am personally not a massive fan of bembridge - try some avon dealers for there advice on engines.
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Old 02 November 2003, 10:30   #24
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Finway

think finway leisure is more your area (steve)
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Thanks will make some calls Monday and scout about

Was concerned about the 90

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Re: cracked hull/transom

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a ring's deck came apart from the hull on a hard boat earlier this summer in barmouth.
what's this got to do with ribs ?


jano did'nt you know bembridge are avon dealers.



just spotted you've got some avons for sale what a surprise
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Old 02 November 2003, 17:45   #27
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Hi Rockey

1/ Bembridge are Avon Dealers i know, is just there are better avon dealers out there.
2/I may be wrong but i was under the impression that Ring hard boats and ring rib hulls are made in the same factory?
3/I am selling my 620 and if avon made a 9m boat i would buy one.

How many Avon 620's have you been in/owned? Whats your background/experience with ribs? My only experience with Rings is the one i have outlined.

I'm only saying the way i see it not that i'm correct or not. I'm am obviously byest because I like Avons.
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I'm am obviously byest because I like Avons.

fair enough jahno like wise me to ring's


have alook at www.ringpowercraft.co.uk he bulids some interesting ribs one with 4 x 300 yanmars quite a hand full
i belive
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Do all the rib manufacturers use their own jockey seats and consoles or are there a couple of major seat makers
Or does it not matter to much as long as you get the layout you want
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consoles etc

Avon use www.Outhill.com but jim @ bembridge makes has is own, ed @ olmec makes some nice consoles and seats- www.olmectubing.co.uk, i am not a big humber fan, but they make a fabtastic jockey seat.

butt genrally doesn't matter as long as you get the seat and console you like.
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Avon use www.Outhill.com but jim @ bembridge makes has is own, ed @ olmec makes some nice consoles and seats- www.olmectubing.co.uk, i am not a big humber fan, but they make a fabtastic jockey seat.



I've seen outhill and bembridge just tried olmectubing but they only have tubes on their site the bembridge seats and consoles looked good though.
Do most seats fix down with just velcro or with a clip of some type
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I've just been down this route of jockey seats. I approached all the RIB manufacturers at the boat show and most were happy to sell me the seats (at a price though). From memory i can positivaly say the following people will sell them to you:

Tornado (glass'ed to deck, did say might be able to make a flange though) about 440
Ribcraft
Ribeye single = 500, twin = 585
Ribtec (which i bought, very nice seats) a bit more expensive than Ribeye seats but nicer.

Outhill, IMHO are overpriced poor quality products
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this is a great site and they do be selling seats
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Spotted that yesterday i think Stu, very nice looking console that be.
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Well hopefully I will be making the right decision and joining the ribsters by ordering a new avon 620 with a Mercury F115.
As it seems you all meet up and such fun I can't wait to join in.

Do many of you launch from Essex very often or do I have to wait till I'm in the Isle of Wight for the summer.
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Do many of you launch from Essex very often...
Have a look here, this chap is in the Ongar area... http://www.ongar.org/dingy/index.html
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Where the hell did you get that site from

It's not yours is it If it is the world makes sense now
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Stevecare,
Bern Hanreck and I are both Essex Boys. We are 12 months of the year ribsters. We sometimes launch from Burnham Yacht Harbour, a very good place for starting out. I also launch my Inflatable from two tree Island near Southend.

There is also the BIBOA East Coast Rivers Cruise, normally held in April, which is always great fun

Best of luck with the new Rib.
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Another Essex boy here,just down the road from you in fact! I also use my rib all year and you're welcome to join me whenever you wish. I usually launch at Bradwell on the Blackwater. Ring me on 07768 153 386 and we'll organise a blast.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by MeMe
Ring - a little like owning a TVR, not many dealers and hence trouble securing the latter.

A good analogy, Graeme. As an owner of an Avon and a TVR I concur fully with your comments. Steve, if you go for the Ring, I hope for your sake it's more watertight than a TVR!
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