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Old 12 February 2014, 09:50   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Sheffield
Boat name: Touch Bottom
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50 hp Merc Power t&t
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Originally Posted by Tim in Yorkshire View Post
Evening all, about to start my search for an Avon SR4, I've seen some advertised with PTT and some without. I plan to use the boat on the North Yorkshire coast for a variety of uses, fishing, towing toys in summer, the odd dive trip with a mate, shortish leg in shore cruises etc.

So with this type of varied use and the mixed conditions we get here I was thinking PTT would be desirable, but how much of an issue would it be to not have it up here? - All the other ribs I've helmed have had PTT fitted and have been a bit bigger than an SR4, hence the question.

Hi Tim,
Check out my post regarding pt&t. Buying an engine with factory fitted t&t was going to be too expensive. So I fitted my own, have a search for my post.
"Putting Power tilt and trim on a Manual tilt Engine" Dead chuffed with it, it's made a world of difference.

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Old 12 February 2014, 10:17   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: SMH Rib / War Shot
Make: Ribtec / Scorpion
Length: 4m +
Engine: 10hp Yam / 150hp opt
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Love the PTT on my Yam 30 on the SR4

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Old 12 February 2014, 10:23   #13
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Town: Exeter
Make: Highfield
Length: 5m +
Engine: Honda BF90
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I had an ex- RNLI 40 manual gas assist tilt a few years back, so although I didn't have any reach/weight issues, it was a pain when coming into the shallows or mooring at low tide.

If PTT is a viable option, don't hesistate.
Happy when wet!
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Old 12 February 2014, 14:20   #14
Country: UK - England
Town: Leicestershire
Make: Avon SR4 Zodiac 310
Length: 4m +
Engine: Merc 40 2s Merc 15 2
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For me power trim is a must have if you want to get the best performance from your Rib, personally i wouldn't have anything without it

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