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Old 05 September 2008, 07:13   #1
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Comments and Advice on Packages Please

I have a dliema. My most recent History of Ribbing is:

Yam 310 with Yamaha 6HP

then Yam 430 with Mariner 25

then Narwhal 4 Metre with Suzuki 40

then Avon Adventure 620 with Honda 130

then Yam 290 Airdeck with 4 HP Yamaha


Quite a mix - but had to give up for a while - now need to get back on the water - but with a limited budget


I have the folowing options, and would welcome comments:


1. Quicksilver 380 SIB - Ali Floor - Console - Mariner 25 on Trailer

2. Avon Searider 4M with Mariner 40 on Trailer (from dealer - serviced)

3. Avon Searider 5.4 with 75HP Mariner on Trailer (can test drive)


Issues to me are:

Ease of launch - searider may be heavy and cause issues leading to not using?

Multiple uses - Diving, Cruising - and ability to cope with various sea states

Need to store on driveway (all will fit)


As you can see this gives a dilema - any comments / advice / suggestions please
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Old 05 September 2008, 08:02   #2
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I sounds to me that you have enough experience of various size/power boats to make your own decision.
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Old 05 September 2008, 08:09   #3
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Yes - but it alays nice to see what others think
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Old 05 September 2008, 08:44   #4
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Hi Graeme

my first ribbiing experience was gained on an Avon 5.4 Searider with Merc 75. Fantastic and as you have such choice go for that one
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Old 05 September 2008, 10:47   #5
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Hi Graeme

If you have room to store the bigger boat, it would have to be the 5.4 and 75 mariner every time

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Old 05 September 2008, 11:06   #6
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I'd be going for the SR5.4 too.
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Old 05 September 2008, 11:34   #7
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Avon 5.4 for me as well
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Old 05 September 2008, 13:34   #8
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I'd go for the 4m Searider. Fantasic fun!
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I'd go for the 5.4 given that you want to use it for diving as well. There's very little room in an SR4.

The SR4 would be a lot of fun though!
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Old 05 September 2008, 18:28   #10
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I launch and recover my sr 5.4 mostly solo unless in stiff winds.

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