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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 11 January 2022, 17:32
Replies: 10
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Posted By paulbrown22
I ran past the slipway at Poplar RC yesterday,...

I ran past the slipway at Poplar RC yesterday, and it's definitely still there!
Forum: Engines & props 07 January 2022, 09:23
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By paulbrown22
Mine went straight out the transom and seems the...

Mine went straight out the transom and seems the easiest option - also makes a good noise :-).

If you haven't already got the riser and wet elbow I'd just buy new from stainless ones from HDI...
Forum: Engines & props 30 December 2021, 05:43
Replies: 19
Views: 2,983
Posted By paulbrown22
Hey Steve - yes, that was indeed me, have dropped...

Hey Steve - yes, that was indeed me, have dropped you a PM.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 30 November 2021, 04:44
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By paulbrown22
Everyone's dream garage! Space for a few more in...

Everyone's dream garage! Space for a few more in there too :-).
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 01 November 2021, 14:10
Replies: 18
Views: 972
Posted By paulbrown22
Yes, the Sea Cadet organisation has a standard...

Yes, the Sea Cadet organisation has a standard spec for the Ribcraft 4.8 and 585 they buy centrally for the national training centres, with a number of design changes suited to the typical work they...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 29 October 2021, 04:36
Replies: 18
Views: 972
Posted By paulbrown22
If it's for Sea Cadets, I'd suggest speaking to...

If it's for Sea Cadets, I'd suggest speaking to Tony at Inshore Boating first, given the 4.8/585 Ribcraft fleets they have provisioned for the national boat stations/hubs in recent years. They have...
Forum: Say Hello | New Member Introductions 29 October 2021, 04:21
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By paulbrown22
Does the turbo even spin up at 1500 RPM?!

Does the turbo even spin up at 1500 RPM?!
Forum: Say Hello | New Member Introductions 21 October 2021, 10:59
Replies: 31
Views: 654
Posted By paulbrown22
I still use a Hero3 Black Series, which I've had...

I still use a Hero3 Black Series, which I've had from new, as my main action camera. Personally I'm very happy with the video quality off it, and never seen a reason to upgrade! It doesn't have any...
Forum: Engines & props 17 October 2021, 14:58
Replies: 59
Views: 1,751
Posted By paulbrown22
Great news that the rebuilt drive performed as...

Great news that the rebuilt drive performed as expected.

I'm sure you'd like a little Winter job anyway :-).
Forum: Engines & props 10 October 2021, 13:40
Replies: 59
Views: 1,751
Posted By paulbrown22
Many thanks Matt, very interesting. I've seen the...

Many thanks Matt, very interesting. I've seen the full external IMCO/Mayfair type of external steering before on various boats, but I'd never seen or heard of the ITS transom assembly until today -...
Forum: Engines & props 09 October 2021, 17:09
Replies: 59
Views: 1,751
Posted By paulbrown22
Looking good - it certainly looks a lot stronger...

Looking good - it certainly looks a lot stronger than standard Bravo too!

Out of interest, are those additional steering arms connecting to the bottom of the gimbal ring? I was never a big fan of...
Forum: Engines & props 04 October 2021, 14:21
Replies: 59
Views: 1,751
Posted By paulbrown22
Completely agreed - I'm much the same, and have...

Completely agreed - I'm much the same, and have no problem buying decent tools if it means I can then do most things myself. Still need to improve the workshop to come up to your standard though!
Forum: Engines & props 04 October 2021, 13:18
Replies: 59
Views: 1,751
Posted By paulbrown22
And then the tool chests, engine hoist, welder,...

And then the tool chests, engine hoist, welder, compressor, etc. :-)

Very nice workshop, and great work on the Bravo drive. I rebuilt the transom shield, swivel pin and tiller arm assemblies on...
Forum: Engines & props 14 September 2021, 08:51
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By paulbrown22
If they are Teleflex cables they should have...

If they are Teleflex cables they should have identifying numbers on them that describe the length, so you can easily order identical replacements? That's assuming you can see the cable sheath at some...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 25 August 2021, 02:50
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By paulbrown22
No, certainly not by standard from Avon. And...

No, certainly not by standard from Avon. And having owned one from new a number of years ago and been on many other 620's with friends, I don't recall them being an option.

3 valves sounds low as...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 15 August 2021, 14:22
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By paulbrown22
Great news, I'm sure you'll enjoy it - we...

Great news, I'm sure you'll enjoy it - we certainly had a great time with our 620!
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 11 August 2021, 10:28
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By paulbrown22
Yes, our Avon 620 was streets ahead of all the...

Yes, our Avon 620 was streets ahead of all the bowrider/cuddy type things I've ever helmed, and far softer riding.

I do think to get the most out of a 620 in rougher conditions the weight is quite...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 10 August 2021, 14:48
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By paulbrown22
We had our Adventure 620 for 3 or so years and...

We had our Adventure 620 for 3 or so years and loved it, using it all year round in all conditions from Poole and venturing between the Solent and Weymouth. With a Yam 115 4 stroke it was perfectly...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 09 August 2021, 16:06
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By paulbrown22
Originals on Avon Adventures were mainly Outhill,...

Originals on Avon Adventures were mainly Outhill, who I think were taken over by Cheetah Marine, but not sure if they are still being produced by anyone. Plancraft seem to do a not dissimilar range:...
Forum: Other stuff 03 August 2021, 10:30
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By paulbrown22
I've only started using them since COVID, but...

I've only started using them since COVID, but have used them several times in the last 1.5 years to grab mainly plumbing parts while I do jobs around the house. I always use Click and Collect, works...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 24 July 2021, 03:32
Replies: 30
Views: 1,774
Posted By paulbrown22
If it's a chartered boat as well, I'd be very...

If it's a chartered boat as well, I'd be very careful if you are going to try and land on a beach to check the sea bed, so you don't smack the prop and/or skeg, damage the hull, etc., and incur...
Forum: RIBs wanted 23 July 2021, 13:27
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By paulbrown22
In the current market especially, 6k for a 5-6m...

In the current market especially, 6k for a 5-6m turn key boat in good condition with a decent engine sounds a bit optimistic, but I'm sure I'll be proven wrong!
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 21 July 2021, 16:24
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By paulbrown22
In general I have no issues with aluminium as a...

In general I have no issues with aluminium as a hull material, assuming the correct grade of material is used, there's good framing to support the plates, it's properly welded, etc. We've had an...
Forum: Engines & props 20 July 2021, 14:52
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By paulbrown22
We used to carry our Avon Redcrest with a little...

We used to carry our Avon Redcrest with a little Yamaha 2hp two stroke outboard on our Avon Adventure 6.2 as a tender (and still use the same combo on our sailing yacht as the easily storable...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 20 July 2021, 09:59
Replies: 8
Views: 354
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