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Old 28 October 2011, 07:22   #11
Country: Australia
Town: Melbourne
Boat name: Waverider
Make: Gemini
Length: 5m +
Engine: Outboard 2 stroke 90
Join Date: Oct 2011
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which model searider did you previously own?
why the difference in sea handling do u think?

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Old 31 October 2011, 06:46   #12
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Country: UK - England
Town: Newcastle
Boat name: Merlin
Make: RB4 Gemini 550
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 90C
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'twas an SR4.
so on a normal 550 the difference would be 1.3 metres of length,
but my Gemini was factory built short for a specific purpose and is 51cm shorter than a standard 550. So the difference in length was 80 cm, and I think any difference in length will help the sea keeping - certainly the ride across short chop is better. The tubes are bigger on the Gemini, you feel more like your sitting in the boat rather than on the boat with the Avon.
I think the Avon was a softer ride at slower speeds.
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