different searider hulls?
3 years ago, i had a Avon Searider 4,70. The boat was rock stable and i was really satisfied with it.
Thought of buying one again, since there are no 470 on the market i'd go for a 5,4m.
Now my boat had a very stable deck, about 1cm thick, with plywood core. Below there were some kind of sealed "compartments". The deck was reinforced at the stern (because of a righting bag?). Everything very rugged and stiff. It was not any kind of a special model, the normal 4.7 in the de luxe version. Built around 1988.
In a german forum i read about a SR 5.4 where all those things are not included. Just a simple 5mm GRP Deck, nothing else. Big trouble with the transom which is weak by design (and rotten).
Did Avon change at some time the construction of their hulls?
I dont want to go from Austria to UK by car, just to find such a junk boat.
What i want is again the same bulletproof design i had on my last SR.
Are there any infos, charts or something else, where i could find out if a boat i'm looking at, is the solid version? Just in case there had really been a redesign sometimes in the past?