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Old 22 February 2011, 13:09   #1
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Considering an SR5.4

Afternoon folks,
I'm sure there's going to be a lot of opinions on this, but after looking for a RIB over the winter I've been offered a SR5.4 which I'm seriously considering. The boat is going to be used for probably diving and charging about round (and taking photos) around the west of Scotland, and would be my very first RIB It's a military spec one which has been refitted and comes with a Yamaha 90hp engine. Chances are it's going to be used for no more than 4 divers at a time, but I'd like to be able to eventually take it out to e.g. inner hebrides and the small isles for example for longer trips.

The boat in question is this one: http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/s...er-54-PAA21133

The boat itself looks really good, and I've had good comments back from a couple of people I've shown it to, but just wanted to get a few more opinions on its suitability for purpose from before I go ahead Cheers!
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Old 22 February 2011, 13:16   #2
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For interest there are a few pictures of the original refurbishment of the boat here. I do not know whether it is "Narcosis" who is selling it now but you may wish to send him an email to check further information on the boat.
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Old 22 February 2011, 13:28   #3
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Cool, I'd seen some of them already but that's an cool thread to flick through!
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Old 22 February 2011, 17:17   #4
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I do not know whether it is "Narcosis" who is selling it now

Nope - he sold it ages ago to Rogue Wave who I think is now selling it judging by the Offshorestu email address

oh, and it is, or at least was when i saw it 4 years ago, a cracking refurb
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Old 22 February 2011, 17:32   #5
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It's a very nice boat, but the bloke selling it is a nobend
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Old 22 February 2011, 17:47   #6
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Nice boat..

I have seen the boat is a nice boat and the bloke selling it is a nice guy.. I shared a boat with him..
Worth a look...
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and also..

I have had a 4m, a 4.7m, a 5.m and an 8.4m searider over last 16 years.. so know they are good boats.
Almost bought this one myself.. only reason I didn't I got offered a rare 4.7m instead..
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heez a welch nobend

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For interest there are a few pictures of the original refurbishment of the boat here. I do not know whether it is "Narcosis" who is selling it now but you may wish to send him an email to check further information on the boat.
I'm so glad I resisted the temptation to take credit for the refurbishment of the RIB


Zan ignore Badbaws the other two are right
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Old 23 February 2011, 04:14   #10
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hahahah! Not a welsh nobend! Well, that changes everything

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