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Old 18 September 2005, 06:08   #1
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Coding Avon searider?

Looking to code a 5.4 metre searider for 6 people. Has it been done before?
Going to use as small dive boat.
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Old 18 September 2005, 06:53   #2
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I dont think the boat is really big enough to code only because of the amount of equipement you need to carry.

We coded a 7.3 metre and were thankful we did not buy anything smaller

It's also a lot of expense to go to to only carry 6 people
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Have my reasons for small rib, just wondered if it had been done before?
With the new regs do you have to have an inboard tank?
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Hi Alan,

Just a few points about coding RIBs.

I like to see a dedicated seat for each person.

Freeboard at the transom needs to be 250mm.

Both of the above might be difficult to achieve with 6 people in a Searider 5.4

The freeboard requirement may be able to be waived for category 6 operation.
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We have an Avon 5.6m which until the last few weeks was coded to Cat 4 for 4 people. Issue really was storage but if you have enough pods then that is not too bad.

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Hi Searider thought freeboard at transom might be a bit of a problem, but lots of boats operating with no dedicated seating. Planning to take out only divers.

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Hi Searider thought freeboard at transom might be a bit of a problem, but lots of boats operating with no dedicated seating. Planning to take out only divers.

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Hi Alan,

I haven't got too involved with dive boats - so I don't know if there are dispensions for seating with them - perhaps if they always wear their drysuits?
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Alan, there is no way you can get 6 divers + kit and all the coding kit into an Avon 5.4m, I can only just do it with a Pacific 22. The weight of the diving kit for six peeps is probably equal to 3 people so you would be loading her up to the equivalent of 9 people + coding kit (liferaft, anchors, flares, buckets, 8 lifejackets etc).

Can I suggest you choose something bigger if you want to take 6 divers. Daniel has a 6m Osprey for sale on here, that would be the smallest I would want to take 6 divers and all the kit to sea, safely.

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Thanks Pete that answers the question.

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An old "rule of thumb" would be 12 divers with all their kit = 2 tons
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