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Old 15 February 2014, 20:12   #1
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Avon SR4 vs ........

Is there really nothing like a old SR4?
or is every one in a craze?

if there is anything what would be the SR4's closest competitor in this new day and age?

also any one had a look at these Jcraft Rigid Inflatable Boats - The Jcraft 400 (4.0m RIB) the hull looks very deep like a rib craft?

and in this video they look very quick with a 30hp!
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Old 16 February 2014, 03:40   #2
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Nothing in the same price bracket I doubt. That's the point, it's a cheap entry to some good boating with a decent 2nd hand engine and low tlc

Jcraft without engine 5k

SR4 with engine and trailer 2-3k
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I believe you can still buy the Searider range brand new, not sure if they are still built as well as the old ones though

http://zodiacmilpro.com/rigid-inflat...ats/seariders/

As said above there is a Searider for all budgets: 2k will buy you a fully working SR4 that will give you loads of fun, 3k to 3.5k will buy you a good one, and you can put together a very good one with new engine for under 9k
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Once you add a 50hp and trailer the J-craft is going to cost around 13k, which makes a fully restored SR4 cheap at 9k.
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Old 16 February 2014, 05:25   #5
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Just found a 2012 zodiac price list

http://www.western-marine.com/images..._pricelist.pdf
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Old 13 May 2014, 14:27   #6
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I have just bought the JCraft 400 4 mtr rib with an Evinrude30 etec. It was a right gamble as its my first rib BUT I need not have worried as it works brilliantly . It reaches a top speed of about 28mph and cuts through chop well. Videos to follow....
I believe I have the only one ever made but I'm sure he would like to make more.
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would like to see that. all very well on the flat but we live on a island and is rarely flat.. Get them videos up Will
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talking of new seariders, anyone seen this? 2013 Avon Searider SR4 and Honda 50Hp (commercial rescue package). Hardly used. A 4x4 serious rib | Edinburgh | Gumtree

didn't know you could get 2013 avon seariders (not zoadiac).
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Jeffing hell! Not seen a new one before.

Mr Caton could have saved a few bob possibly!!


Hi res Anglesey pics

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I could have saved more than a few bob, but that's not the spec I wanted, more to life than money
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