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Old 02 January 2010, 07:27   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Southport
Boat name: Qudos
Make: 5.4 Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 115 V4
MMSI: 235068784
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,930
All this is what makes RIBnet a damn fine website. With out the collective knowledge on here some less informed members like myself could have made a bad choice on something like the above.

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Old 02 January 2010, 08:26   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,840
Originally Posted by Downhilldai View Post
Agree with Paul T on the length. 4.5m internal length would suggest a RIB roughly 5.4m LOA.
The transom has knees, which are not standard on a SR5.4 and it's been cut down with the exposed ply not made good. There's no bailer holes either.
The grab handles, fendering and lifelines aren't original Avon spec for a SR5.4. Bow area looks wrong too: SR5.4 has a single join where the port & starboard tube sections meet - this one has a wide central section. Not sure whether earlier boats were different? Toobs may have been worked on by Eurocraft - a lot of earlier Ospreys had that style of lifeline.
The lid on the Yam is 1988/9 ish.
Need to see some better pics.
More Sea-dog than rider eh?

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Old 02 January 2010, 08:49   #13
Country: UK - Wales
Town: West Wales
Make: Vipermax 5.8, SR4.7
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150 Opti, F50EFi
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,298
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
More Sea-dog than rider eh?

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