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Old 07 October 2014, 01:07   #1
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California: Anyone want to trade their Avon 5.4 Searider for my 2002 Zodiac SRMN 600?

I have a 2002 Zodiac SRMN 600. Im looking for a SR 5.4 so it will fit in my garage...the SRMN is too wide. Before I buy a new Searider.....
If you have an Avon SR5.4 and need more deck space, let me know if you want to trade bare hulls.

The hull and tubes are in great shape. The only repair on the tube was done by Sal's Inflatables. I also had them service all the IC valves. Small cracks in the transom knees were repaired too. You can find my previous threads with pics of the damaged tube and hull before they were fixed. Deck and bottom are good too. No water damage or soft spots.

We can go out for a test run anytime if you want to see how the SRMN handles the water. I am in the San Francisco area. The video below shows the RIB with the Honda 130 and the old layout, which made it very stern heavy. Now there is now a new outboard on it (150 lbs lighter) and I moved the console/fuel tank way forward. Handles perfectly and does a good job going through the 3-4' steep chop in the bay.

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Old 07 October 2014, 11:18   #2
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Buy a bigger house.

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Old 07 October 2014, 13:29   #3
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You can store it at my house, just leave me the keys! I wish I could get a bigger boat but the funds aren't available right now for a new tow vehicle and a boat.
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Old 07 October 2014, 16:54   #4
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There's gotta a joke here I'm missing. "I want a smaller boat......"

My wife chose the smaller diamond when we were looking before we got married and the diamond merchant just about fell out of his chair. Said he'd never heard those words uttered together.
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Old 08 October 2014, 11:44   #5
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LOL.

"Hey; please pass me the piano."

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Old 08 October 2014, 21:41   #6
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Once I find a clean 733 on GSAauctions, I will build a dedicated barn for RIBs. The SRMN does fit in the garage but only if i fully deflate it. I go out almost every day so that routine got tiring after the first week. Here are a few pics I took today.
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An electric pump makes the inflate part of it relatively painless (aside from a bit of waiting.)

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I'm sure you've seen them both in person, but there is a huge difference in size from a 5.4 to a 6.. A difference in handling and use-ability as well. you might not like the smaller boat..
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5.4 meters is 17.73'
6 meters is 19.65'

Diff is 2 feet. Big, but not that much of a difference.

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Old 12 October 2014, 00:10   #10
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Yeah just a bit shorter and narrower. I just like to cruise around with about 1 or 2 people so losing some deck space isn't a biggie.

I saw a bunch of Hurricanes out today for fleet week...making me anxious to find a 733.
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