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Old 17 May 2011, 16:34   #241
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Old 29 May 2011, 17:24   #242
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Just a short posting to say hi and show you my searider 5.4m have not collected yet got it from a very good pal who has bought a new one. To cut a long story short i have a honda Cr 125 on a 55 plate that he wanted so he now has a bike and i have a searider. Dont know how old it is but will need a little TLC been under cover for 2 years the engine is run and cleaned every week along with his new one to keep theem in shape.

Below some pictures, it has a Jonson 140 V4 on it at the mo i will have to swap this out for a 90 the 140 scares me and it is my first rib after all.
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Old 29 May 2011, 17:34   #243
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Just a short posting to say hi and show you my searider 5.4m have not collected yet got it from a very good pal who has bought a new one. To cut a long story short i have a honda Cr 125 on a 55 plate that he wanted so he now has a bike and i have a searider. Dont know how old it is but will need a little TLC been under cover for 2 years the engine is run and cleaned every week along with his new one to keep theem in shape.

Below some pictures, it has a Jonson 140 V4 on it at the mo i will have to swap this out for a 90 the 140 scares me and it is my first rib after all.
Bloody hell,is your transom intact?! I wouldn't even try using that with a 140 on. It's rated for maximum of 90hp!
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Old 29 May 2011, 17:38   #244
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I will be checking it out when i collect he has been running for about four or five years with the 140 on the back but i wont be will be looking for a 60 - 90. One of the reasons i found this forum to get info like that as i dont think he knew.

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Old 29 May 2011, 17:45   #245
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I will be checking it out when i collect he has been running for about four or five years with the 140 on the back but i wont be will be looking for a 60 - 90. One of the reasons i found this forum to get info like that as i dont think he knew.

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Check the transom very very thoroughly. Any signs of cracking,don't buy it.I'd want the boat to be VERY cheap.The motor isn't worth much either by the way-no-one wants aging gas guzzlers. What value do you put on the CR125?

I suspect that old Johnson is more than the max rated weight too.

Last 2 digits of the hull ID number will give you the year.
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Old 29 May 2011, 17:53   #246
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sorry typo XR125 L on a 55 plate was my learner bike and then my sons first 125 straight swap for the boat. Well i will be looking for a smaller engine thats for sure and if the transoms fine then all good if not them my marine engineer pal will be rebuilding the transom when he does the gel coat :-)
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sorry typo XR125 L on a 55 plate was my learner bike and then my sons first 125 straight swap for the boat. Well i will be looking for a smaller engine thats for sure and if the transoms fine then all good if not them my marine engineer pal will be rebuilding the transom when he does the gel coat :-)
I did wonder-didn't think CR125s were road reg'd.
Sounds good-at that price then, I wouldn't say no either.
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Old 26 July 2011, 06:53   #248
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Additional bench on SR 5.4

As my smallest kids can't properly reach the floor from the jockey seat, so made a lower bench for them. Now they can sit little lower and they feel pretty safe between the tubes and the main seat. It was built from garage leftover stuff so its not beautiful....It is fastened to the boat with a SS turnbuckle, so very easy to remove. Not much space left with the 70 liter tank in the rear, but still worth while. As You can see its pretty narrow to park the boat where it is, I need to pull it ther by hand

The good thing is that its incredibly difficult to steal.....
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Old 26 July 2011, 12:56   #249
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Check the transom very very thoroughly. Any signs of cracking,don't buy it.I'd want the boat to be VERY cheap.The motor isn't worth much either by the way-no-one wants aging gas guzzlers. What value do you put on the CR125?

I suspect that old Johnson is more than the max rated weight too.

Last 2 digits of the hull ID number will give you the year.
Johnson 140 hp 140.6 kg, Yamaha 90 hp 119.0 kg Taken from my old brochures
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Old 28 July 2011, 15:58   #250
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1983 5.4m Deluxe..

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A little tatty round the edges, but rib 34.8knots on the GPS.. so no old slouch, and the covered bow means no typical searider wet boat effect as the bow cover and windscreen keep the waves and wind at bay..
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