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Old 17 January 2007, 19:41   #11
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I think Polwart has hit the nail on the head saying don't buy new. The initial depreciation hit on a 4m will be quite high. Let someone else take it. You won't have to mess around running in a new engine either.

Most importantly, try before you buy on a few models if you can.

(Gotta say it... I still think a Searider with the flooding hull is the best 4m for fishing as it's rather stable with the hull full)
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Old 18 January 2007, 04:24   #12
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There are some people on here that went around the British Ilse in this size rib not so long ago!

For those of you who want to read (again?) about this epic, go here:

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Old 18 January 2007, 06:39   #13
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I think Polwart has hit the nail on the head saying don't buy new. The initial depreciation hit on a 4m will be quite high. Let someone else take it. You won't have to mess around running in a new engine either.

Most importantly, try before you buy on a few models if you can.

(Gotta say it... I still think a Searider with the flooding hull is the best 4m for fishing as it's rather stable with the hull full)
OK.
I'm looking for a 4m RIB with decent engine up to 4 years old. Anyone got one for sale? 'cos I am interested...

(I'm in North Lancashire at the moment)
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Old 18 January 2007, 08:54   #14
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i bought an adventure 450 + 35hp selva last year for just under 6k grand boat for the money and run it for peanuts we had loads of fun on it even crossed the irish sea a few times. Have now upgraded to a 5.85 ribcraft + 140hp.
Is this your boat Parm?....

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F128973/

Where do you get them for 6 grand?
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Old 18 January 2007, 09:46   #15
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OK.
I'm looking for a 4m RIB with decent engine up to 4 years old. Anyone got one for sale? 'cos I am interested...

(I'm in North Lancashire at the moment)
I'd agree with Nos4r2 than the searider is one of best 4m RIB's around. Have always felt safe in mine and it's got us home in some terrible conditions. They can be a bit wet and the accomodation is a little cramped but they are excellent boats. The sea-keeping ability is awesome, helped by the true deep vee hull and fact they are that bit heavier than some other 4m RIB's.

You can prob get a really good condition one older than 4 years. If you did that your budget could then possibly stretch to get a new / newish engine (40 or 50HP) which gives you the confidence it's not going to break down. That's what I did when I got my SR4 and then transferred engine to new boat.

I've got a 1981 SR4 with 25hp suzi for sale but I guess that's a bit too old for you (cheap tho!). Needs a bit of work - a good winter project. Tubes hold air but inner floor needs repaired. New trailer etc.

Good luck in your boat choice!
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(Gotta say it... I still think a Searider with the flooding hull is the best 4m for fishing as it's rather stable with the hull full)
couldn't agre more I loves Seariders me
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yes thats my boat Ourtess i sent you a pm
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