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Old 19 June 2009, 01:46   #1
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Avon SR4 weight distribution

Hi, does anyone know where best to put the fuel tank and battery on the SR4? I am just finishing off the refurb and putting everything back back toghether and to save time on sea trials I wanted a good starting point.

When I bought the rib the tank was mounted in front of the console and the battery mounted inside, under the jockey seat at the back. All mount brackets and holes are now filled so back to standard. The console is a two seater standard avon and the fuel tank is 25 litre plastic, and the engine is mercury 40 hp 2cyl power trim 2000 model.

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Old 19 June 2009, 03:51   #2
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As a starting point for my SR4 project I'm putting my fuel tanks in front of the console, 50L of fuel and having the battery under the jockey console.
I've got a mid eighties 60hp Mercury on mine.

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Old 19 June 2009, 13:23   #3
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I@m about to move my 25 litre tank from the back to the front. Since I fitted my 50hp Honda there is so much weight on the back that the flooding hull tries to sink me backwards if I accelerate too hard!! Even with the missus up the front I still need more ballast forward When shes up on the plane (the RIB that is) the pointy bit is still a bit too high so I'm hoping the 25 litres off the back and onto the front will do it, course it'll give the missus something to sit on....
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Make it interesting, get the wife to bring a friend
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Make it interesting, get the wife to bring a friend
Come on, she thinks that I know what I'm doing and while she's happy; I don't want to disillusion her now do I.....
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Old 21 June 2009, 16:42   #6
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Thanks for the advice guys I'm going to try the battery at the back and fuel tank at the front under the jockey seat for a start and see how that goes as my engine is no that heavy

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