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Old 29 April 2014, 10:34   #21
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I did ask that at the time and the original chap said they were all like that
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Old 29 April 2014, 11:54   #22
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I did ask that at the time and the original chap said they were all like that
Oh ...which makes this posted statement even more amusing ....

I was surprised that you seemed to think you knew more about this boat than I do.
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Old 29 April 2014, 16:11   #23
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Firstly, sorry to Liam the ribber from me for hijacking your thread.

<edit> i dont expect to sell it to anyone who reads this forum, so dont think i am trying to do anything other than continue a conversation. <edit>

Matt, i think the thing is that we have fundamentally different opinions - i dont need my toys to be highly polished to enjoy them. the hull staining was already mentioned in my ebay add, and i have added a line about the engine. i still dont think it deserves your (in my opinion) quite derogatory comments about it.

i have owned a few seariders over the years, first boat i ever owned was a 4m searider - 10 odd years ago, then got a 5.4 - was a bit big for me, eventually found a 4.7 (still regret selling), and now am happily back to this one. i dont claim to be the biggest expert about the fine details of the avon range, but i certainly know a good bit about boats and how they should be operated and maintained.

i dont recall discussing the transom with you, or anyone for that matter,
i dont see whats so funny peter?

i have not seen another one with the same notch, so dont deny its different from the norm.
i have just been out and measured it - from bottom of notch to bottom of hull V is about 20.5 inches. from bottom of notch to inside top of deck is a little over 15 inches.
maybe someone else could measure the transom of theirs to compare?

i have just had a close look at the transom and the notch certainly looks to have been cut before the deck / transom had the final layer of gel applied.

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Old 29 April 2014, 16:17   #24
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Firstly, sorry to Liam the ribber from me for hijacking your thread.

Matt, i think the thing is that we have fundamentally different opinions - i dont need my toys to be highly polished to enjoy them. the hull staining was already mentioned in my ebay add, and i have added a line about the engine. i still dont think it deserves your (in my opinion) quite derogatory comments about it.

i have owned a few seariders over the years, first boat i ever owned was a 4m searider - 10 odd years ago, then got a 5.4 - was a bit big for me, eventually found a 4.7 (still regret selling), and now am happily back to this one. i dont claim to be the biggest expert about the fine details of the avon range, but i certainly know a good bit about boats and how they should be operated and maintained.

i dont recall discussing the transom with you, or anyone for that matter,
i dont see whats so funny peter?

i have not seen another one with the same notch, so dont deny its different from the norm.
i have just been out and measured it - from bottom of notch to bottom of hull V is about 20.5 inches. from bottom of notch to inside top of deck is a little over 15 inches.
maybe someone else could measure the transom of theirs to compare?

i have just had a close look at the transom and the notch certainly looks to have been cut before the deck / transom had the final layer of gel applied.

thanks,
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Measured my transom and it measured 21.5 inches from the top to bottom. Weird that it had the notch cut out, maybe it was to optimize performance with a specific engine?
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thanks Henry.
no idea, i suspect it had a different engine on when it was first sold - spare holes in transom - dont know what mind.
i will have a closer look at the cav plate next time i get to use it and see if it looks low. with the engine fully trimmed down it is fractionaly above the bottom of the hull at the moment.
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Old 29 April 2014, 16:32   #26
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Hi Nick, I didn't say that i had discussed it so have no idea where you got that from.

At the end of the day, a Ribnob member asked about it and I quite rightly so gave my findings.

The previous owners wife told me that they had over 5 viewings in the last two weeks (at that time) and had had enough of people turning up to see it.. she just wanted it gone... clearly there was something wrong enough to put off a load of people from purchasing it.

I'm sorry if you think im derogatory but they are real and visual findings.
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no problem Matt, was just trying to make it clear as peter seemed to have issue with it / me.
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nick he wasn't taking the mickey what he was saying is that the original owner giving out typically duff info to me at the time.
I think the slight cut out would be to lower the engine. they certainly don't come like that or never did. its a shame it has been done but causes no issues what so ever as long as done right.
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i think he was, but never mind, time to move on.

happy boating - weather this weekend looks like it should be good.
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i think he was, but never mind, time to move on.

happy boating - weather this weekend looks like it should be good.
Nick, no issue with you at all.I was trying (admittedly badly), to show there are lots of people out there 'flipping' (I think is the term) boats for a quick pound that know nothing about the boats they are selling. ......only having bought them a week before.

I'm with you that a boat is to be used and some scratches/marks are par for the course. The best rib I had was very used and abused..but still the best smiles per pound spent on the water...it was an sr4 :-).

Apologies for any offence.
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