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Old 22 January 2014, 14:18   #1
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Avon/zodiac searider 4m

Hey guys after many helpful people an lots of thinking! I have decided to get a zodiac searider 4m!

But I Am stumped on a engine! I will be using the boat for fishing and rowing rings and other things?

What would be better a 2 or 4 stroke?

And engines beat for the boat?

Differences between the Avon and the zodiac?

Thanks again!
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I have never seen one of the new zodiac seariders, so cannot comment on them, but the old Avon searider has fantastic sea keeping abilities for its size and the build quality was excellent. My 1987 one is still on it's original tubes and they still look great
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2 or 4 stroke, that is a touchy subject. If you search on here you will find lots of discussions on the merits or both. Me, I am just about to replace my outboard on my SR4 with a 40 or 50 four stroke
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I have never seen one of the new zodiac seariders, so cannot comment on them, but the old Avon searider has fantastic sea keeping abilities for its size and the build quality was excellent. My 1987 one is still on it's original tubes and they still look great
Didn't know zodiac were making them
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2 or 4 stroke, that is a touchy subject. If you search on here you will find lots of discussions on the merits or both. Me, I am just about to replace my outboard on te my SR4 with a 40 or 50 four stroke
Get some ores, cheap to run :-)
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Get some ores, cheap to run :-)
I could buy a lot of pairs of oars for the cost of a new 50hp 4s.
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I could buy a lot of pairs of oars for the cost of a new 50hp 4s.
I know. I would be looking to see if it's worth buying a complete new boat if I was you Chris.
Mind you I'm tight and would struggle spend that just on an engine.
Good luck!!
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At least this way I am spreading the cost, buy the boat in 2013, new engine in 2014.
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At least this way I am spreading the cost, buy the boat in 2013, new engine in 2014.
Yeah and a new engine will be gert lush! :-)
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