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Old 28 May 2015, 05:41   #11
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To be honest...I have no issues at all spending money on additional gear and safety stuff. Its money well spent really isn't it.

My biggest uncertainty is auxillary back up issue...it already has a 40 on back so that's good bit of weight and there wont be room to store anything on board. And I'm sure towing kids on a donut using a bridle puts a fair amount of additional strain on a transom? I def wouldn't fancy depending on oars!!! What do people do with smaller ribs?
Make sure the radio works. Chuck an anchor in and keep waving at others.Oh and make sure the engine is serviced properly!

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Old 28 May 2015, 05:41   #12
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Yes the vhf is something I want to get but having difficulty getting on one of the courses as they seem to be booked till end of summer period.
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Old 28 May 2015, 06:04   #13
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It's legal to use the VHF without the license for distress purposes.
So I'd get one now and do the course when you can. It's better than not having one at all.
Either buy or print out and laminate the RYA distress procedure.
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Old 28 May 2015, 06:56   #14
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I didn't realise that so thankyou.

Getting back to the boat. Due to collect soon.

Based on what I described its usage for...you think its a good choice?
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Old 28 May 2015, 07:28   #15
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There was a guy up here with a pro 4.2m, he had a yam 60 4-stroke on it which could easily take it to 40 knots or carry 2 adults, 3 kids, a dog, donuts, waterskiis, food + water, tents etc. at about 20 knots. Very versatile boat, it took plenty of abuse and a fair few dings and scrapes but held up alright.
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Old 28 May 2015, 08:44   #16
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I didn't realise that so thankyou.

Getting back to the boat. Due to collect soon.

Based on what I described its usage for...you think its a good choice?
Hi David,

Sounds like it will be ideal for the inland / calmer stuff that you say will be its main use. Possibly not as good as some in the rough stuff - but a good package and if it's in good condition a good price.

Ideal boat to learn on and at that money if you decide you would like something a little different then you'll get you investment back.
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Old 28 May 2015, 20:26   #17
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Ok, so had to delay collection as he had to head away for work.

I did spot something else locally - putting in another thread. Just really want to buy once and buy right. Please add your thoughts...

MOD edit: The Thread Is this Avon SR4 a good deal???
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Old 29 May 2015, 14:28   #18
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You have an aux. So question which will accommodate the aux the SR4... People use skinny aux or a bracket or the Pro - not sure what people do.

2 stroke aux can be lashed inboard and moved out when required but not as slick when the brown stuff hits the windmill
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