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Old 14 September 2006, 16:38   #1
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For the Avon Searider Fans...

May be old news but i only just found it...

http://www.avon-workboats.com/page/sr54id1

SR5.4
Inboard Diesel

The Avon 5.4m Searider is in service with the worlds leading Navies and Commercial operators. The Avon Searider has been specified because of the crafts excellent sea keeping, light all up weight to fit on ships with limited davit capacity and because of its compact size making on deck stowage trouble-free.

The supply and stowage of petrol for outboard engines on some classes of ships is now proving a challenge. To overcome this Avon has developed a version of the 5.4m Searider fitted with an inboard diesel engine.

The Searider 5.4m inboard diesel version can replace an outboard Searider stowed on ship in minutes as the overall weight and stowage arrangements are similar to the outboard craft eliminating the high cost of replacing davits, stowage cradles and handling equipment.

Length 17'10" - 5.43m
Beam 6'8" - 2.03m
Tube Diameter 20" - 0.5m
Chambers 5
Aprox. Weight (inc.fuel) 1760lbs - 800kg
Capacity 6 persons
Engine Yanmar 4JH3 TE Inboard Diesel
Drive Mercruiser Alpha 1
Speed 28 Knots
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Old 15 September 2006, 01:43   #2
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where can i get one, not new ! any ideas??
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Old 15 September 2006, 02:06   #3
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Not convinced I would like to sit on one of the “wing seats” looks more like a platform to slide you onto the tubes
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Think Turbodiesel built it didn't he ? would be itneresting to see what the fuel figures are for a little boat like that now Red Diesel is an endangered species

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Old 15 September 2006, 07:12   #5
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Not convinced I would like to sit on one of the “wing seats” looks more like a platform to slide you onto the tubes
. . . and into the drink!
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Old 15 September 2006, 14:39   #6
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Think Turbodiesel built it didn't he ? would be itneresting to see what the fuel figures are for a little boat like that now Red Diesel is an endangered species

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Well i didnt build it, but we did work with Avon on the design, and we put the engine/drive and mecanical bits in for them. Great boat though, we have now put the 120hp Mercruiser in Even better i think from memory it will do about 38knts with that in. Cant quite remember the exact figure ( i test alot of boats). Also cant remember the consumption figures but i will have a look at the trail info on Monday and let you know.
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Old 05 August 2016, 07:46   #7
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Well i didnt build it, but we did work with Avon on the design, and we put the engine/drive and mecanical bits in for them. Great boat though, we have now put the 120hp Mercruiser in Even better i think from memory it will do about 38knts with that in. Cant quite remember the exact figure ( i test alot of boats). Also cant remember the consumption figures but i will have a look at the trail info on Monday and let you know.
Can you remember if the hull still flooded, and therefore if a conversion from a standard one is possible?
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Old 05 August 2016, 08:52   #8
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Holy Searider....Great 10 yr resurrection!
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Holy searider

Didn't look at the date to be honest, best to target the experts if you can!
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Old 05 August 2016, 13:02   #10
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I was concerned about the flooding hull on my 5.4 and considered blocking up the holes! But having tried it out with only a 40hp on the back it's great! Not noticeably slower getting up on the plane and very stable for fishing :-)
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