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Old 15 July 2018, 10:23   #1
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Avon SR4 with suzuki 50HP

I'm a newdie looking for some advice
Anyone know if an avon SR4 with a Suzuki 50 hp four stroke could be used for towing a mono skier or wake boarder as well as carry say 3 adults at the same time. To be used around the south coast, cornwall and south wales area or would that be asking too much of it?
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Old 15 July 2018, 12:35   #2
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Itll pull the skier but i think the 3 adults too would be a big ask especialy if it has to dump the flooding hull too.
I think your skier may need a snorkel and strong arms to hang on long enough to get up.
Wake board should be ok we always chuck excess passengers on the beach even when running 85 or 90hp
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Old 15 July 2018, 15:40   #3
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Thanks for coming back to me beamishken, do you think it would manage single slalom skier and driver. Should be OK for a bit of snorkelling and fishing?
Had intended to go out on it this afternoon but had a major fault on my brakes so could not get down to harbour again.
i was looking for something like a ribcraft 4.8, but spoke to someone in the harbour to ask what he was using - an SR4 and looking to sell it for 1700. So was thinking that maybe it would be worth picking up for remainder of summer while I look for a good deal on something like a RC 4.8 over the winter.
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Old 15 July 2018, 15:50   #4
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Im about 13 stone and i can deepwater start prety easy behind a 40 on our 3.8m rib with a driver and light observer
If your struggling you can always drop a pitch in prop to give you a little more low end grunt at the expense of a little top end speed
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Old 15 July 2018, 16:52   #5
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If you struggled - you can try temporarily taping off the flooding hull intake and release. It does take a wee bit to get these budging while they empty the hull.
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Thanks shinyshoes - was wondering if it was possible - was thinking about asking whether it was possible to get something to allow opening and closeing them dependent upon use, just wasn't sure how stupid a question it would be.
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Swarm - search the forum there are many posts on blocking up seariders. However one of the times the flooding hull helps is getting people back in the boat so think carefully! SR4 can take 4 people but depending on the layout that can be a bit cosy, especially when trying to haul bodies in or messing around with gear like skis/boards.
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Thanks Poly - good and welcome advice
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