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Old 15 October 2012, 14:02   #1
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3 very sad 5.4's...and one very happy one!

I recently bought a 1994 Searider 5.4 that has been garaged its entire life and only has 50 hours on the engine!
It's pretty much perfect in every way.
It's a completely different prospect to the 3 sad examples of about the same vintage.
The sad truth is that once you have got a new tube sent out from the UK, stripped the donor boat back to glass/sound gelcoat, carry out all the repairs, repaint, re-tube, new engine/electrics/seat...it costs just about the same as a new RIB.
I've restored an old 5.4 and kept a close record of the cost.
True, you may have a better boat at the end of it.

My $0.02 on engines and 5.4's
It's hard to beat a Yamaha 85/90 2 stroke but if you are not in a hurry the Yamaha 50/60 four stroke is perfect and WAY more ecconomical.
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Old 15 October 2012, 14:31   #2
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Seems that I've misunderstood the Searider obsession, up until now.

I thought that people took perfectly serviceable boats and ruined them to give that much desired authentic patina, like the three beached whales in your photo.

I hope they didn't suffer, and were humanely dispatched! ;-)
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