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Old 06 November 2010, 17:11   #31
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Old 06 November 2010, 18:09   #32
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What you took a 5.4 searider into the middle of the Atlantic How did you carry all the fuel

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Are you saying that you got dropped into the midde of the Atlantic from a ship. In which case what a load of bollox

So you happened to have a bad experience in a badly laid out Solent, WTF has that got to do with the origial question? I have been in an SR4, a 5.4 and I have owned a 5.2 meter rib, now own a 6.5

Trust me, I know which I would prefer to be out in the solent when it kicks up rough.
I actually prefer the 8.4m Searider I had... but for kicks driving the 4m in rough stuff is crazy fun!
The 5.4m was launched from a ship yes, to do transfers and in the very big swell of the Atlantic was great fun.

As Fishface has now said he would consider a 5.4m searider get it.. much better than the 4m version in the rough...
BUT if can only have a 4m boat then in it's class searider is best.
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Old 07 November 2010, 03:37   #33
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Well i tow my zapcat and its 40hp 2stroke behind my 23 year old vw t25. its the two litre watercooled model and its fine so long as you are careful picking your slips. If you are using the 1600 i think youll struggle unless its the turbo diesel which will probably do just fine. Double points if you have a synchro!

Dont forget a t25 plus trailer is a long, heavy rig. Drive carefully.
The zapcat+trailer is probably 1/2 the weight of a 5.4 though.A 5.4 Searider usually weighs in at just shy of 750kg on an unbraked trailer when empty and at a guess probably closer to 900 on a braked trailer when fuelled up and ready to go.
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Old 29 December 2010, 14:42   #34
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just to let you all know, I've ended up buying a zodiac pro (the one in the for sale section). so far so good! looks perfect for what i wanted. CANT WAIT TO GET IT ON THE WATER!!!!!!!
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just to let you all know, I've ended up buying a zodiac pro (the one in the for sale section). so far so good! looks perfect for what i wanted. CANT WAIT TO GET IT ON THE WATER!!!!!!!
Nice boat to start off on. Should be enough room to squeeze an auxiliary engine on the transom for peace of mind. Enjoy.
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Old 29 December 2010, 16:39   #36
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thanks. and yes, I've got a tohatsu 3.5hp ready to go on the back as soon as i get a bracket to put it on
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Old 29 December 2010, 16:45   #37
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Good choice.

I've got a 2005 Twatsoo 3.5hp Std Shaft outboard here if anyone's looking for one. Belongs to a pal of mine who no longer has a use for it. I doubt it's run for more than an hour from new. He's looking for 300.
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