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Old 01 January 2010, 05:58   #1
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6.4 Searider on Ebay Project Cheap

Quite a good searider with engine on ebay.

Looks ok,the chap says he will sell for a low four figure sum?

What is worth?

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320468174137
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Old 01 January 2010, 10:32   #2
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Quite a good searider with engine on ebay.

Looks ok,the chap says he will sell for a low four figure sum?

What is worth?

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320468174137
Might be worth a look-but the engine is far too small for it..If it's got only 3 chambers in the tubes it might been retubed.
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Iím pretty sure they are not original Commercial Searider tubes, although they do look like good copies and if they are still holding air at this stage of their life have probably been made pretty well.

The description refers to a couple of scratches; the images show more than a few just on the bow, not that they cant be filled/repaired fairly easily.

Engine looks pretty old, I've been using new Yam 2 strokes since mid nineties and had a couple of older ones at centers I worked at early nineties, I think that cowling pre dates all of them.

The engine is the decider on this package, if there is any doubt as to its ongoing full working order then stay clear away otherwise you pay £4K or so for someone else headache/junk. The hull and tubes are not worth anything close to that on their own. It also goes without saying that you would not touch this unless you are the sort of person that is looking for a project. IMHO the title of this thread is not that accurate- I would not say this was cheap.
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you pay £4K or so
It says a 4 figure sum.

£1000 is a four figure sum

You're right though-I'd put that engine at mid '80s.
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Old 01 January 2010, 15:10   #5
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searider

doesnt look like a 6 m to me
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It says a 4 figure sum.

£1000 is a four figure sum

You're right though-I'd put that engine at mid '80s.
My apologies, I mis-read

Not such a bad price at £1K if you are looking for a project, but still going to be a while before you get her afloat
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It says a 4 figure sum.

£1000 is a four figure sum

You're right though-I'd put that engine at mid '80s.
Yamaha switched to adhesive decals on their engine cowls. It's still using a plastic HP badge, so definately before 1986. A fair bit of corrosion. Wouldn't pay more than £1,300 all in. Assuming you can sell the engine for spares and repairs to offset the cost.

Add in another £1,500 for a trailer, £3k+ for a retube and anything from £2k to £5k for a second-hand engine. There's still the gel-coat to repair, glass in a console and seating, steering, fuel tank, etc.
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It says a 4 figure sum.

£1000 is a four figure sum

You're right though-I'd put that engine at mid '80s.
£9999 is a four figure sum!!

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if the internal length is 4.5mtr then there would be a massive tube overhang at each end to make it a 6.5mtr ,also when i had a 6.5mtr avon had no reccomendations for single outboard sizes as they only ever fitted twins ,normally twin 90 yams .i think this must be a 5.4mtr or the guy has got his measurements wrong and certainly not worth a 4 figure price
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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.
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