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Old 04 June 2013, 14:56   #21
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I've been looking through my videos for Nathan K who was 15 at the time, he was in the painted blue and white SR4 in this video, he came around the island with us last year and two SR4's (Matt h and Captain - 2 up) came round this year.

If you can stretch to a SR4.7 (the one that this video is filmed from) it will do you for years and years

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Old 04 June 2013, 15:06   #22
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Chine walking is more of a danger with bigger engines , trimmed out at decent pace. My previous ring 18 was quick but hairy as hell at times when trimmed out. I found moving weight around helped, eg anchor, spare fuel etc. I had a foot throttle so easy to react to wayward chine walking. Weight distribution, trim and throttle will be key to your set up. I found slowing down a bit cured it every time.
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Old 04 June 2013, 15:19   #23
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I've been looking through my videos for Nathan K who was 15 at the time, he was in the painted blue and white SR4 in this video, he came around the island with us last year and two SR4's (Matt h and Captain - 2 up) came round this year.

If you can stretch to a SR4.7 (the one that this video is filmed from) it will do you for years and years

All seariders are awesome

I am stretching for a searider 4m as it is!
I am only 15 as well, 16 in july. Hopefully I can sell my SIB set up for around 1800 sell my bike for 350 then we will be on our way. I am hoping 2k is going to be enough to buy a decent enough one although it varies a lot. Many I see are around the 3k mark
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I am stretching for a searider 4m as it is!
I am only 15 as well, 16 in july. Hopefully I can sell my SIB set up for around 1800 sell my bike for 350 then we will be on our way. I am hoping 2k is going to be enough to buy a decent enough one although it varies a lot. Many I see are around the 3k mark
I think we need to make a club of under 18's who spend all their pocket money and summer job wages on boats and fuel instead of booze!
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I think we need to make a club of under 18's who spend all their pocket money and summer job wages on boats and fuel instead of booze!
I prefer natural thrills
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looking at this one: Avon Searider SR4 with Yamaha 50hp Outboard | eBay

THe only thing that puts me off is that it is manual start and tilt
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Nah, you need PTT.

A 40hp with PTT would be preferable on an SR4 to a 50hp without.
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Nah, you need PTT.

A 40hp with PTT would be preferable on an SR4 to a 50hp without.
I take it PTT is electric start and trim and tilt?

Its just finding the right one, the search goes on....
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Would definitely agree with that one, My previous boat was a SR4 with a 25 mercury 2 stroke. Pull start and Manual tilt, made beaching and other scenarios very difficult. I imagine a 50HP would be a fair bit heavier to lift aswell
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I take it PTT is electric start and trim and tilt?

Its just finding the right one, the search goes on....
Yeah, power trim and tilt.

If it's got PTT, it'll be electric start as well.
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