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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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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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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!!


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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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why don't you splash your cash HP, you've been going on about buying a SR4, can't beat a nearly new one eh
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why don't you splash your cash HP, you've been going on about buying a SR4, can't beat a nearly new one eh
He can't get out on his dads never mind his own with all these kids party's he has got to go to.
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He can't get out on his dads never mind his own with all these kids party's he has got to go to.
I'd forgotten his liking for jelly n ice cream
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Mmmmmmm, ice cream! it's a bonus of loitering like vulture waiting for kids to finish the spread, it's a race against other parents hovering about!

Looks a great SR, not got the splash or the time to use at the moment.

I have figured though that my bimmer will tow the cardinal if I get a tow bar. That means the cruising grounds open up somewhat with double digit mpg.


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I can just see the thread with a pic of the Cardinal being launched at Sandy Lane
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Now that's not a bad idea for a cruise thread! Sandy lane Red House Pub, over the weir at high tide, down the river and out past the wind farm to Anglesey!

River wouldn't know what had happened. LOL


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your on your own with that one HP, I've seen the crap floating down the river when I cross the QF bridge on the way into work n I'm not taking my rib through that lot, need more than a flush to clean the block after that
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