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Old 07 July 2012, 05:47   #1
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Searider 4 meter 40 hp power trim.

I'm new to this game. I have a searider 4 , well will have soon and I am buying an engine. Is it worth having power trim on a smaller rib. I read somewhere it would not be necessary. Power tilt is. I'm just wondering about extra cost for nothing. Your expertise welcome.
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Old 07 July 2012, 06:06   #2
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If you've got power trim, you'll have power tilt etc.


it's well worth having it.
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Should I be able to get a reasonably decent lump for 1500 ? I am thinking get one from a dealer at least I can go in there and camp in the shop if its a total rip off. Private , cant really do this. I know theres no gaurantee with a dealer but at least you can threaten there reputation if they try and rip you off. I find "I'm not leaving until you sort me out and every customer walking in is going to hear my story" usually get you the attention you require.

I am having trouble finding anything. Any tips on sourcing an engine?
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You should be able to source a really decent 50hp with PTT for 1500.




Up your way, try Kings Marine in Chertsey-very helpful guys.
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You should be able to source a really decent 50hp with PTT for 1500.




Up your way, try Kings Marine in Chertsey-very helpful guys.

Thanks , isnt 50 too big for a 4 meter ? I know they do but I have never had a rib before so I though I'd go for 40. I supose your gonna say run it at less revs and its more economical and less stress on the engine. Get the biggest you can afford. Am I right here. Put me straight.
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The SR4 is rated to 50hp. I had a Yam 55 on mine without PTT and it went well but would have been even better if it had PTT.
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Thanks , isnt 50 too big for a 4 meter ? I know they do but I have never had a rib before so I though I'd go for 40. I supose your gonna say run it at less revs and its more economical and less stress on the engine. Get the biggest you can afford. Am I right here. Put me straight.
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