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Old 31 January 2009, 10:36   #41
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Thanks guys for info on Adventurer. I have decided to go for a Searider 4 / 4.7m if i can bl**dy find a good one?

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Old 31 January 2009, 10:49   #42
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Thanks guys for info on Adventurer. I have decided to go for a Searider 4 / 4.7m if i can bl**dy find a good one?

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I've only ever seen one 4.7m for sale in the 5 months I've been looking at RIB's for sale. 4M's come often. Best of luck
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Old 31 January 2009, 11:01   #43
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I like the tubes.

Is that blue toobed 4.7 still for sale?If it is,it's been for sale a while-might be a bargain for someone.
Nos, Dhd.

Where was this advertised?

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Nos, Dhd.

Where was this advertised?

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It was on boatsandoutboards but I can't find it now. Maybe DHD saw it elsewhere?
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Old 31 January 2009, 12:27   #45
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It was on boatsandoutboards but I can't find it now. Maybe DHD saw it elsewhere?
If it's the one I'm thinking off it was mint! Not seen it on B&O for a wail now.
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Old 08 February 2009, 14:03   #46
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Nos, Dhd.

Where was this advertised?

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Sorry - been away for the last week.

As NoS says, it was on B&O a few months ago and it may have been on ebay too? I don't know if it was advertised elsewhere.

JBT Marine had a 4.7 Searider in White hull & toobs with a 2-stroke Jonny 50 for around 5k, but it was advertised as an Avon Adventure.
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Old 09 February 2009, 09:13   #47
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If you're restricted on access and storage room, measure up a 4.7 on a trailer 1st. They are quite a lot bigger than the 4m.
That's a very good call - especially if you have a restricted length garage. I had an SR4 and could park it in my garage (5.7m long) with the engine up! Unbraked you should be fine, however I boutght the Seasafe (now sold as the O-Pro 2m beam) & when the old trailer died I ended up in discussions with Mersea Trailers (Colchester) who very kindly built me a "short drawbar" version of their recently aquired Snipe trailers range - meant I could fit both the braked hitch & the engine (down!) on a 5m rib into the garage & shut the door - just (I now have a length of carpet down the back wall to protect the engine form scrapes it's that tight).

Other thing to think about if you want to get it in a garage is the width of the door. You'd be amazed how many will go in lengthwise but wedge themselves nicely between the doorposts! Fortuiantaly I still have the spreadsheet I put together when looking around....

have a look here - http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=28275 - similar Q last week...... That list is filtered for sub 200Kg due to tow weight issues, I can easily generate a similar list of "should fit" hulls if you tell me the size of your garage.

I'l lSecond Nos on the power thing as well - Had both 25 & 30 on the back of my SR - 25 was OK, as long as you werent in a hurry......
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Old 09 February 2009, 09:17   #48
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This might be of interest Gibbo or maybe not as you don't get to see much
Two people using a Avon Adventurer. Says it's the 4m with yam 40hp //

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Old 09 February 2009, 10:17   #49
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Thanks guys,

I don't actually have a garage so my restriction of size is based on the access i have to the side of my house (girlfriends) however during the last few weeks whilst on leave i decided to do a bit of demolition work with a Stihl petrol disc cutter and a bl**dy big sledge hammer and have now knocked down the offending wall.....girlfriend hasn't spoken to me since!

Although i could go for a longer boat my concern now is the weight of the thing as i have to reverse up a steep and narrow lane. I just about manage ok with 4m inflatable and 20 hp 4 stroke with a Ford Focus but a 5m plus rib and weighty engine might be a bit too much.

As many of you have said, a 5.4 would be a better buy.


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Old 09 February 2009, 11:13   #50
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I'm actually kind of missing my 4m Searider. The 5.4 is a great sized boat but it aint as easy to launch as the 4m was (for me single handed). Crossed my mind a few times to go back to a 4m.
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