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Old 09 October 2017, 14:39   #1
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Cabin on 4m searider

Has anyone ever built or thought of building cabin on 4m searider?
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Old 09 October 2017, 15:18   #2
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and here's me thinking a two man jockey seat was being adventurous
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Just a thought, been out in some rough weather lately and might as well of been swimming for how wet I was. Plus youngest wants a boat with a cabin
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I'm not sure a 4m Searider is really suited to a cabin even if you could fit one on there; if solid the weight would seriously affect the centre of gravity on a very lightweight boat. Have you looked at something like this:

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What about a heli landing pad or a hot tub?
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What about a heli landing pad or a hot tub?
Hot tubs.....prolific in Essex for sure....just not on 4m boats....yet!
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I tend to just fill the SR4 with hot water and leave the valves open a crack...

On a serious note though, I have considered the same thing, but never got round to implementing anything. Given how much it rains up my way, a bit of shelter when fishing/camping would be great. I am not talking luxurious galley cabins like the big ribs, but something ruff and ready as it would have to be light, and removable. My main ideas where:

SR4 Deluxe - add side and roof to windshield back and up about a foot or so to give some extra rain/spray protection.

Or remove bow dodger and attach small fibreglass/wood cuddy to nose area in its place. Could sit on tubes attached to top strip. A couple of feet high would give enough to duck out of rain and keep the bow fairly dry. Could put a small windshield on top if jockey is used.

Or make a new, bigger, detachable bow-dodger that is high enough to duck under out of rain or even extended further back for more camping shelter. Or reduced/removed/replaced for speed/fun boating.

All untried of course , but food for thought. Do post pics if you come up with something!!
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Northman that's the sort of thing I was thinking, although was thinking possibly fibreglass cabin couple of foot higher than tubes.

Something similar to this but to scale with 4m rib.


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I reckon that would work as long as you kept the weight down. That was the kind of shape I was thinking of too as it would be easy to fabricate and shouldn't add excessive windage.

If you do a search on here for an article title 'Attaching a Cabin to a Rib' it has some good advice and there is pictures of a commercial Humber cabin on an orange rib. Its probably a bit ambitious/big for a wee SR4, but shows what can be done. Remove the top windshield/frame and half the cab length would give you something similar to the wee Orkney cuddies that are favoured by the fishermen round here.

Its also worth checking out what they do in the SIB section as its a similar requirement vs size/weight dilemma... I have seen some ingenious stuff with canvas and poles...
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