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Old 21 May 2010, 15:27   #1
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Another SR4

Finished. Sea trials tomorrow.
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Old 21 May 2010, 15:52   #2
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She looks well ,and good luck with the trials ,
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Old 21 May 2010, 16:32   #3
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Old 21 May 2010, 16:50   #4
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Gots to be a great tool for getting folk boating .. that
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Old 21 May 2010, 17:07   #5
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That looks great mollers!

Have you got any more pics of the inside?
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Old 21 May 2010, 17:11   #6
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That looks great mollers!

Have you got any more pics of the inside?
Cheers guys, I'm pleased with the way that it's turned out. I'll get a couple of interior shots taken tomorrow. I'm especially chuffed with the olive barrel dry storage solution.
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Old 21 May 2010, 17:19   #7
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. I'm especially chuffed with the olive barrel dry storage solution.
i thought that was another steering wheel set up behind the seat ,,
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Old 21 May 2010, 21:52   #8
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She looks really good.
Is that a 50hp 4 stroke on the back? I'd be really interested how that performs on the SR4. I've used 30 and 40hp 2 strokes on SR4. Would never have considered putting a 4 stroke on the back.
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Old 22 May 2010, 01:55   #9
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She looks really good.
Is that a 50hp 4 stroke on the back? I'd be really interested how that performs on the SR4.
Me too. The engine was the best bit of a 'project' boat which was languishing at my place. I bought the SR to go with the Honda rather than the other way, which is more usual.
The engine came with a 11x13 prop, if now put a 11x14.5 on there, it'll be interesting to find out how she goes later this morning.
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Me too. The engine was the best bit of a 'project' boat which was languishing at my place. I bought the SR to go with the Honda rather than the other way, which is more usual.
The engine came with a 11x13 prop, if now put a 11x14.5 on there, it'll be interesting to find out how she goes later this morning.
You lucky sod, what a morning! it's sweltering out there already and hardy a breath of wind, I reckon you'll make the Scillies!
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Old 22 May 2010, 02:23   #11
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.... I reckon you'll make the Scillies!
Not quite with only a 22ltr tank. Giving 3-4 Easterlies on Radio Cwll earlier. That'll put a bit of swell up in the bay.

What's happening with the Ribtech?
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Not quite with only a 22ltr tank. Giving 3-4 Easterlies on Radio Cwll earlier. That'll put a bit of swell up in the bay.

What's happening with the Ribtech?
seems good, Par, Meva-Fowey couple of evenings ago
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Other than the alarm going off for no apparent reason (see 'engines and props'), she performed superbly. The 14.5"P prop appears to have been a good guess, it maxed at 5500rpm, probably more available with a thumbful of trim. Pull-out etc good. No idea of top speed until I get it running next to the Vmax. We liked the way it handled, it bobbled along in a very assured manner. Our 13yo daughter helmed for most of the afternoon, she found the controls light and very manageable.

I've not used a non-rollercoaster trailer for years, what a PITA! I ended up manually lifting the whole back end of the boat onto the rear roller.
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No idea of top speed until I get it running next to the Vmax.
Unless of course its quicker and then we'll never know about it!
My guess is 34 kts.
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Unless of course its quicker and then we'll never know about it!
And if you're quicker, we'll never here the end of it.
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And if you're quicker, we'll never here the end of it.
As our Brethren across the pond would say
'Oh Helll Yea!'
(Sadly it's 'only' looking like 44-46 ish knots. that however is making no allowance for chine walking or my ever decreasing bottle!)
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or my ever decreasing bottle!
hehe .. hell yeah... its that instinct to slow down sometimes but then you think .. no ..the suns out.. I aint old enough .. lets keep that gas wide open
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Beach launched and recovered today. Ba$t**d trailer!!!
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Beach launched and recovered today. Ba$t**d trailer!!!
Yeah, D-D's was a fcuker too. He hadda buy a real one...
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Yeah, D-D's was a fcuker too. He hadda buy a real one...
I'm gonna have to modify it. I can't bin it, it's only a couple of years old. Bunks would be better.
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