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Old 07 March 2006, 16:52   #11
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The main issue with that Humber is that a 75HP 4 stroke on a 6m could be a bit leisurely!
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Old 07 March 2006, 17:39   #12
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Shoot me for not having one (a trailer licence), but I (along with the majority of the rest of the student population on here) tow things which are whhheeyy too heavy for my post 97 licence, and have never been stopped by the police. I don't know anyone who has.
I was stopped once - the police where doing routine stops on people leaving baiter slip in Poole a few years back. I've also seen the VOSA\Police doing stops on cars towing trailers on a number of occasions.

Additionally if you are thinking of doing the B+E test, do it sooner rather than later. There are some regulations coming in from the EU that will make it more expensive for people running B+E training - which inevitably will mean we pay more..
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Do I detect a tad of sarcasm from Rich L

Shoot me for not having one (a trailer licence), but I (along with the majority of the rest of the student population on here) tow things which are whhheeyy too heavy for my post 97 licence, and have never been stopped by the police. I don't know anyone who has. I remember having this conversation wih CJL - he suggested (something which seems to be very true) that the police really don't know the (trailer) law.

Of course, if you do get stopped or have an accident then you are a bit screwed. However, I doubt very much that you would have a problem towing that Humber a mile down the road to the slip....
No - actually I've never heard of it before . There are some advantages to being old(er) then.
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Old 08 March 2006, 05:14   #14
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Could do a lot worse than an Osprey:
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F91899/
Jimbo, unfortunately I think that one sold on e bay last week, but good idea, there is always a couple about often at quite good prices.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

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Jimbo, unfortunately I think that one sold on e bay last week, but good idea, there is always a couple about often at quite good prices.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

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Cheers Pete, that went for 3,400, can't go wrong for that, they do look abit odd from a few angles though with that hard nose!
Hopefully mine will be sold before easter, then I can start making a few offers.

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Searider 5.4M you know it makes sense!

I looked closely at a ribcraft 4.8 - went out at last Ribex in cowes - they are nice boats a noticeable step up from a 4m searider imho - but they are expensive and quite tight on space compared to the SR5.4m - with patience you are bound to find a good one for a third/quarter of the price of a ribcraft - mine needed about a day of finishing -(fitting the supplied new steering and cleaning the carbs - new battery) and cost 1400 admittedly in winter - to my mind I would have to spend a lot more to get a boat that is significantly more capable - but on the other hand old seariders are scruffy with fewer options like inbuilt tanks etc
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I looked closely at a ribcraft 4.8 - went out at last Ribex in cowes - they are nice boats a noticeable step up from a 4m searider imho - but they are expensive and quite tight on space compared to the SR5.4m - with patience you are bound to find a good one for a third/quarter of the price of a ribcraft - mine needed about a day of finishing -(fitting the supplied new steering and cleaning the carbs - new battery) and cost 1400 admittedly in winter - to my mind I would have to spend a lot more to get a boat that is significantly more capable - but on the other hand old seariders are scruffy with fewer options like inbuilt tanks etc

Seems like a bargain, I ve found a few 5.4's I need to look at, similar to yours. Is yours a clamshell 75HP Mariner, if so what sort of performance do you get?

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Hi Alex
Yes old mariner 75 clamshell 1993 vintage - Turbodiesel speaks very highly of these units so seemed less risky than other old motors particulary as the compression was good and spares are easily available- the boat came with a GPS which I haven't connected yet so can't really say what sort of performance but what is really noticeable is the improved ability to keep speed up through solent chop compared to the SR4m - I would guess acceleration is slower with the 75 than the 4m with a 50hp but hull is still flooded and was sealed on the 4m so not a straight comparison - ideally
I would perhaps go for a Yamaha 90 which is a fair bit lighter and are also well respected engines but hearing Turbo's accounts of the amount of hours mariners can take was compelling!
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I am going back to the North Sea in April (late) and I am likely to be gone for 5 months or so. I am thinking of selling Stevie before I go either with or without an engine/trailer.
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I am going back to the North Sea in April (late) and I am likely to be gone for 5 months or so. I am thinking of selling Stevie before I go either with or without an engine/trailer.
And what a job of renovating a 5.4! Stevie's tubes have not lost a single bar of pressure in about 3 months (and no, they're not flat, they're rock solid), and having been cleaned and painted, for a 5.4 searider she looks the biz.

Shifts nicely with the 90hp Tohatsu as well!
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