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Old 21 January 2015, 15:58   #1
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New member with SR4 but wants more!

Sounds a bit like a dodgy ad!

Anyway, I live in Jersey, and have always been on the sea in one shape or form, but its only in the last few years I have got into boats.

After a rather bad buy (don't ask!), I got an Avon SR4 with a 3 year old Yamaha 40 on it, and last year we were out nearly every night on that thing!

But its the channel islands, so it does get pretty choppy.

One of the things I liked about the Avon was how easy it was to use, and particularly, easy to launch. But I would like a slightly larger boat that handles the weather better when we get caught out!

So I think Im after a 5-5.5m boat that easy to launch, and happy to take any suggestions!
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Old 21 January 2015, 16:00   #2
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hey...welcome to the madness!

what sort of budget you looking at?

2 or 4 stroke?

if you plan to sell the sr4 i am sure it will sell very easily, they are well sought after.

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Old 21 January 2015, 16:01   #3
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SR4.7 or SR5.4
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Old 21 January 2015, 16:21   #4
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Can't beat side by side jockeys on this RIBcraft 585 for space and that 'big boat' feeling.
http://www.willsmarine.co.uk/store-p...5-sport-£12995

Humber Destroyer 5.3m with old school Yammie 100hp 4-stroke carb model. Looks tidy.
Number Destroyer, fort william - FAFB

Avon 5.4m rib. Possible project to tidy up.
Avon Searider Sr5.4, Central Scotland - FAFB

Welcome to the forum by the way.
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Old 21 January 2015, 16:37   #5
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That Humber looks great. Nice simple set up high bow and deep v with good sized 4s on
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Old 21 January 2015, 17:02   #6
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Ribcraft - 585 Rib Powerboat 20ft 140HP Suzuki 4 stroke 6800 RIBs and Inflatable Boats for sale in Essex, Eastern :: Boats and Outboards

This is unbelievably cheap.....if this is genuine then it is bite hand off time.

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Old 21 January 2015, 17:30   #7
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Something not right there. £16,800 more like
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Very fishy.
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Old 21 January 2015, 17:46   #9
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It's a scam was up for sale last year with same photo. Here we go again. Who is going to string him along?
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Old 21 January 2015, 18:53   #10
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Cheers for the welcome!

4 stroke or a modern 2 stroke- i take the kids and need the reliability.

been offered a humber attack 5.5 with a 60 4 strke yamaha which looks nice, but i read varied things regarding the hull in rough water, and thats the smallest engine on there.

I like the larger seariders but cant seem to find many jn decent condition- i rally as well as having a family etc so dont need another project lol
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