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Old 08 July 2011, 17:55   #11
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I thought searider - but wouldn't the orange cloth suggest a deluxe - and if so, it has a different transom, and shape to the rear deck from mine... (c.f. attached)

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Old 09 July 2011, 03:44   #12
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Nice Pic Chewy - and it's good to see that you're not using your recycling bins as test tanks for your outboard(s)!

Buggers these SR's as I think they're all a bit different. Chewy's is flat accross the top of the transom, MadMariner's has a small cut out for the engine and the one I photo'd has a much bigger cut out????? CRAZY!!
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I'm 99% sure it's an early SR4 Deluxe (I can see the ridge on the floor under where the spraydeck was that the early Deluxe had)that's had a console and a-frame fitted and the flooding hull blocked off (see the gelcoat discolouration on the bow where the holes are filled). It's missing the transom support bars-it'll need some as that a-frame will do nothing much to help.
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Old 11 July 2011, 06:37   #14
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Thanks for all of your thinking and help, I really appreciate it! I'm almost sure it's an Avon know, the brand 'Flatacraft' isn't common around here in Holland, while Avon's definitely are.

So I think we got it; it's an dismembered Avon SR4 Deluxe! From all the above mentioned features, plus the fact that the hypalon tubes are getting pretty thin and worn, this could well be a late '80ties model. The hull is still pretty mind though.

I measured it up, and from tip to toe it's around 4.00~4.20 metres. The currently mounted '80ties model 50 horses will push it to ~40 mph, not measured, just estimated. For a RHIB this size and age, that's as much as you would expect it too I think?

About the transom, that has definitely been subjected to a lot of DIY. I've raised the cut in which the engine is mounted by about two inches, 'cause the engine was mounted way to low, spraying water inside the boat when at planing speeds. Haven't tested it yet, but I expect it to be much better, since the anti-ventilation plate is now almost in-line with the hull.
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Thanks for all of your thinking and help, I really appreciate it! I'm almost sure it's an Avon know, the brand 'Flatacraft' isn't common around here in Holland, while Avon's definitely are.

So I think we got it; it's an dismembered Avon SR4 Deluxe! From all the above mentioned features, plus the fact that the hypalon tubes are getting pretty thin and worn, this could well be a late '80ties model. The hull is still pretty mind though.

I measured it up, and from tip to toe it's around 4.00~4.20 metres. The currently mounted '80ties model 50 horses will push it to ~40 mph, not measured, just estimated. For a RHIB this size and age, that's as much as you would expect it too I think?

About the transom, that has definitely been subjected to a lot of DIY. I've raised the cut in which the engine is mounted by about two inches, 'cause the engine was mounted way to low, spraying water inside the boat when at planing speeds. Haven't tested it yet, but I expect it to be much better, since the anti-ventilation plate is now almost in-line with the hull.
Mine-90's Mariner- saw 44mph at one point using a 14p prop.
You REALLY need those transom supports putting back.

It's definitely NOT a flatacraft
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Might be a few pics in here that will help:

Chewy's SR4 project
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