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Old 16 September 2013, 17:21   #41
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Haha! Small world! Yeah the guy turned out to have a sib to sell so it's back on ebay....

The rescue SR4 you have now used to be mine too

Awesome boat! What console did you get?
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Old 16 September 2013, 17:28   #42
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Haha! Small world! Yeah the guy turned out to have a sib to sell so it's back on ebay....

The rescue SR4 you have now used to be mine too

Awesome boat! What console did you get?
I got the one out of ribraff's old searider, few holes in it but nothing a bit of filler can't fix!

I am going to keep that console up front in it. there is still the original threads to fit a center console. Can't wait to bung an engine on the back

Got it for 1300 in the end with the trailer...deal outside ebay, long story shor I think he was tired of unrealiable ebayers and didn't fancy getting charged again so i got a bargain.
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Old 16 September 2013, 17:33   #43
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Nice one I paid 1750 for it, changed the trailer, re trimmed the bunks and spent over 100 on the bearings.... Ouch!

I know all the history if you want to know it
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Nice one I paid 1750 for it, changed the trailer, re trimmed the bunks and spent over 100 on the bearings.... Ouch!

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That would be excellent! It is a very nice trailer indeed. When did you own it, your not the one who did the dodgy repair to the keel guard are you? it got some nice un sanded fiberglass and is painted light orange luckily only a small area) , only job that needs doing though seems like such a solid boat!
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Old 17 September 2013, 04:27   #45
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Old 17 September 2013, 04:56   #47
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Your SR4 was bought by Bournemouth Lifeguard Corps http://bournemouthlifeguards.co.uk/ were it was loved by all it's members, it was ordered through BHG Marine. It's been kept under cover all it's life and it really is a cool rib. It was a one off build by Avon with a D Class style Console and a lace up bow cover that allows access to the battery compartment. It has a shock mitigation flooring and was used with a Mariner 40 on a tiller. I think they added the blue ropes, oar retaining blocks and a few extra grab handles.

I bought it from BLC about a year ago? when they were looking to raise the funds for a second Arancia 3.88, The SR4 was launched using a small blue tractor.

I didn't do any work on the hull, but I did do a lot of running round to get the trailer sorted and it cost a fortune in the end, I recovered the bunks and had very expensive bearings fitted by a trailer company who had to press the races out.

It had a fuel bladder and I added a second one. I bought it to mess about with and I was going to build a tent for it so you could sleep on the deck but then Matt wanted it so I let him have it. I also bought a international Orange SR4.7 console for it (which I still have) and I was going to make it removable.

It's changed hands a few times since for about 1750 so you got a bargain at 1300

As a deep V it wouldn't be that nice with a tiller so the best thing for it is a console and steering. This rib will absolutely fly with a Yamaha 40hp Long shaft 2 stroke and power tilt and trim would make it perfect.

Nice rib and a great purchase
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As a deep V it wouldn't be that nice with a tiller so the best thing for it is a console and steering. T
Nice rib and a great purchase
I used the boat many times whilst on lifeguard events - I preferred her to the center console version, more room, great fun in the surf and a good feel for the sea.

Pleased she's in a good home.
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I used the boat many times whilst on lifeguard events - I preferred her to the center console version, more room, great fun in the surf and a good feel for the sea.

Pleased she's in a good home.
Can you remember her name? Begins with a B I think?
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Bimini rings a bell - center console version was Maxi
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