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Old 22 September 2009, 17:42   #1
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avon 6m searider, help

just joined t forums and have many questions ,.first of all i love ribs.all t years that i owned ribs i always wanted an avon 6m searider, having used t sr4 and used many 5.4 and owned a 5.4 i thought surely t 6 would be t business. finally t situtation arose and i got t useof a 6m with a 150 yam 4 stroke. t dissappointment was beyond belief. this boat just did not handle ,it was terrible, a dry boat but drove like a roller coaster. imoved t engine up , down ,back and over all useless only a fish box of sand would put her under some control, but that seemed counter productive lpg andstuff like that. i removed t 150 and put on a suzi df140 now she ran different,but still this boats really a pig. i know there tuff but i can tell you for me it ends there. dead flat water trim up she runs well any little chop its trim down ,fall 2 t left and bang bang bang. does anybody know more about these boats and able 2 help or is it a case of t silk purse sows ear.also ran a viper 6.25 with a yam f100 super handler. perfection really but i be drier in t ocean. looking foreword 2 some replies. thanks nan-ber
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Old 22 September 2009, 18:00   #2
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How much do you want for your Yam 150?
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Old 22 September 2009, 18:20   #3
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it aint looking good on t searider questions, but sorry t yam was sold 2 weeks before t owners 225 ficht exploded.now he cant get a 150. typical.
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Old 22 September 2009, 18:26   #4
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A couple of guys on here have run 6m Seariders, so you'll probably get a response, if you hang around a little while. They were originally intended to run with twin outboards, so I wonder whether there was a balance issue running her on a single, which may have caused the handling problems? Is it running an extra long outboard? Where is the cav plate relative to the underside of the hull?

Sorry to answer your questions with more questions, but some more info on set-up should help.
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225 ficht exploded.
Thats an everyday occurrence for a evinrude ficht.

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Old 23 September 2009, 04:03   #6
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cheers downhilldai. a friend of mine has one with twins and she does t same.tends 2 porpoise and roll 2 t left, personally i think t hull is at fault. i run t cav plate level with t hull but also tried it a bolt hole higher with little difference, i now have a set of dole fins on, my 1st set in 22 years of boating and i really dont see any improvement, hopefully we ll get some use full info here. keep watching.
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One of the South West toob makers had a SR6 with a DF140, which he sold around a year ago. I think it was Ribraff? He may be able to provide some input.
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. i run t cav plate level with t hull
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Old 23 September 2009, 08:38   #9
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Howya fella i have an sr6 with twin mariner 75 two strokes, i totally love the thing she is the business, i havent come acoss a sea it cant handle comfortably yet, i can get the leaning at high speeds when trimmed too low like way too low . if i trim up just a tiny bit this is solved straight away . it also depends how she is loaded in relation to aftermarket gear e.g. seats and stuff. i have never seen one with a single engine . anything else let me know. hope this helps.

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Old 23 September 2009, 09:02   #10
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patches, hows it going. as you said t boat canhandle any sea. no probs there. just t harsh ride would kill a horse. it may be t single engine set up. but like wise trim 2 low and she ll roll left a touch up runs sound but any chop and its bow up and wont run level.standard sewting bar an 80 lt tank under t seat and i always keep t weight foreword. cruising is bruising in this baby. downhillda, how d you find t osprey. is she wet on t beam. mine is good in rough but power shower would be jealous.
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