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Old 02 September 2004, 19:18   #1
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Boat weight

Does anyone know the weight of an Avon Searider with Mariner 50 Hp 2 stroke. I would like to know this so I can choose the right trailor.

Its on a 750 Kg trailor which is crap, but I also have a 500 KG rated trailor which is like new. Will this be able to take the Searider and engine ???
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Old 03 September 2004, 02:21   #2
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A trip down to your local weigh bridge will soon tell you. Usually can be found at Council dumps or recycling centres. Its a good idea to load the boat up with all the usual gear you would take with you including fuel, spare clothes etc to get a true number. It's amazing how the weight adds up.
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Old 03 September 2004, 12:25   #3
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dont forget to weigh the whole kit and get a total " weight on road".
It must not be greather than that which is plated on the towing vehicle - normally not to exceed 3500 kgs ( on a 'car ') and that includes, the boat + trailer+car +driver +grandmother. Be careful to follow permissable axle weights-
thats how you get done these days....................

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Old 03 September 2004, 16:28   #4
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Hi Nick,

I guess this means you've sold the 3.6m/40hp combo? - did my Searider impress you that much at the IoW?

Well, I do actually have the Avon commercial/military RIB brochure and Mariner outboard brochure handy and can tell you that, less engines etc., the 4m Searider weighs 159kgs, and the 4.7m weighs 250kgs. The latest spec Mariner 50 2-stroke weighs 93kgs. I take it your SR is a 4.7m since your profile shows it as 4+? Looks like your trailer will be fine even allowing for full fuel tanks etc.
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Old 08 September 2004, 16:08   #5
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Phil

Sorry for the delay.

Yes your sea rider did impress me.

I broke the Sea sport and wanted to get out on the briny pronto.

Saw a 4 meter searider going cheap and took the plunge.

Its a tatty old ex Navy boat but it is such a brilliant ride.

It needs lots doing to it and I doin't know how long I'll keep it. What I have decided to do for now is take all the good bits off my original trailer and put them on my New / old trailer. Tyres,winch etc and fit some new rollers.

I think next year once the Sea sport has been repaired and sold I will probably move up to a 4.7 metre Searider with a larger engine. However I might also keep this boat. Dunno yet i will just see how things go.

Got a few more trips to do yet beforew I get my confidence in this boat then its time for some big trips.

Regards Nick R
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Old 08 September 2004, 18:07   #6
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Got a few more trips to do yet beforew I get my confidence in this boat
I doubt it'll take that long judging by the way you were chucking that little Seasport around in the Solent There's a surprisingly large number of 4m Seariders on the forum, although I'm struggling to think of any 4.7m SR's now that Rogue Wave's sold his, which is odd considering how good they are. Seem to be much rarer second hand, too, compared to 4m and 5.4m Seariders. If you do get a 4.7 SR, make sure you fit a 70hp - they struggle a bit with a 50.
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Old 09 September 2004, 10:06   #7
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Phil

I've got plans for this weekend for that Sea Rider. The weather is forecast to be bad down here, but if the sea is anyway half decent I shall get a good blast out. I shall keep you posted.

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