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Old 05 September 2015, 14:36   #1
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Any info on this Avon sr4 would be great guys!

Hi guys, I am a total novice when it comes to ribs but I have my eye on the following rib. It's an ex fire brigade rib that id like to purchase as a introduction to ribbing, with a view to learning more as my experience widens. Could any of you give me any more information from the photos? It has a mariner 40hp engine and trailer. It appears to be in good condition but quite old. Being ex fire brigade I presume it's been well looked after. Any ideas as to how old it is? Any suggestions as to what I should be paying for it? Any help much appreciated...





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Old 05 September 2015, 14:41   #2
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It's an Avon Searider SR4 deluxe on a tiller, really needs converting to steering with a centre console.
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It's an Avon Searider SR4 deluxe on a tiller, really needs converting to steering with a centre console.
Thanks for the quick reply! Would you recommend this as a first rib? Could I maintain it pretty reasonably? Also, what type of speed do you think this would produce with the 40hp engine? And last but not least, any idea of a rough ball park figure value wise? Many many thanks...
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Any info on this Avon sr4 would be great guys!

It's an ideal first rib, yes it can be maintained easily. You'll get 33 knots out of that package. I'd have to look at it to put a price on it but somewhere up to 2k and that's top whack without a console and steering. It's prob manual tilt and start too and that trailer isn't the best.

If you don't buy it I would
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As a beginner, that will be hard going on a tiller.
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It's an ideal first rib, yes it can be maintained easily. You'll get 33 knots out of that package. I'd have to look at it to put a price on it but somewhere up to 2k and that's top whack without a console and steering. It's prob manual tilt and start too and that trailer isn't the best.

If you don't buy it I would
Thanks for the info whisper much appreciated...there's another for sale from the same people also ex fire service...




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Out of the two is one better than the other? They both have what appears to be the same 40hp mariner engine.
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On a tiller, prob the supersport, the sr4 is a really deep hull to use with a tiller and the cost of the parts to convert it if you can find them puts a bit of a damper on the purchase.
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But the SR4 is the better bare boat.
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Oh and if you buy it get the tie down off before you tow. Worth checking if its damaged it..
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