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Old 14 September 2010, 07:18   #11
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also, if you are using it for the child and others, the SR4 may be a bit small. you may want to look at the 4.7SR or a 4.8-5m boat, capable of taking a passenger or two and able to take some dive gear? The SR4 is more of a blast about toy, but don't tell some that

5.4m SR would be ideal as is very towable/launchable with your honda, but looking at your other thread regarding the garage, length could be an issue.

There are some threads on here stating which boats fit in which garages, with spreadsheets of dimensions. God it's exciting stuff

useful if applicable though
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Old 14 September 2010, 07:18   #12
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Matt will help I'm sure on local knowledge - and he'll probably find you another Searider - he's had quite a few! The 4m are significantly more common and much cheaper than a 4.7 but I would not really want anything smaller than a 4.7 in the UK.
storage is my issue once I get over 4m - I'm not meant to store a boat on the drive (restrictive covenants etc) and the drive is short anyway - so it looks like I'm pretty limited to 4m and a compact trailer so it fits in the 5m garage
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Old 14 September 2010, 08:04   #13
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Any other Bristol based tips, thoughts etc gratefully received
When I went to the Bristol Blue shop, it didn't stock the line of merchandise I expected.
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Old 14 September 2010, 08:15   #14
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Living in Portishead on the edge of the Bristol channel I have to admit that it isn't really the most inviting stretches of water. It looks like onion soup, the tidal range is massive, many of the beaches are made of black emulsion paint and you have to lock in and out of the marina. That's why my boat stays in Cornwall for most of the year.
ah yes, this is some of what bothers me ....

Bristol seems odd - sitting outside the Cottage with a pint in your hand on a sunny day you convince yourself very easily that you want a rib, then you drive 200 yards and look at the muddy dribble that is the river under the suspension bridge at low tide and think ....erm .... really ? I grew up on the Dee estuary on the Wirral, so miles of mud at low tide is nothing new to me, but its a bit limiting isn't it

I'm still waiting for someone local to say "I use my rib near Bristol all the time....." !! (I'm in Backwell, so Portishead, Clevedon, Weston, Bristol all within very easy reach)

I suppose on the up side though storage in Cornwall would mean my garage based size limitation becomes less of an issue and I can get a bigger one (there - am I doing a bit better at this now ? )
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See this v. recent topic for more on garages etc - you should get a 4.7/4.8 in your garage with a bit of jiggling about:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=37811
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See this v. recent topic for more on garages etc - you should get a 4.7/4.8 in your garage with a bit of jiggling about:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=37811
thanks - I can't see me getting a 4.7 into a 5m garage though, unless I -

1 - store the engine off the boat

2 - chop the draw bar and have it bolting on

or is there more jiggle-ability than I realise ?
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Old 14 September 2010, 08:58   #17
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Depending on how the trailer is constructed you might be able to loosen off a few U-bolts and slide the draw bar out the front. It may mean taking the winch post with it, but for storage purposes this shouldn't present a problem so long as something else is preventing the boat from rolling forward or backwards on the trailer....
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Just re-measured mine and very tip of trailer to very rear most tip of cone is 510cm. I could easily move the boat further up the trailer/shorten drawbar by 10cm though so you should get it in without too much hassle. Big difference in usability between 4 and 4.7 as there is 4.7 to 5.3, etc, etc.
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1 - store the engine off the boat
No, this won't help much, cos with the motor down, it doesn't protrude past the ends of the toobs, in any case. You'd also have to deflate the toobs to realise the benefit of removing the motor.

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2 - chop the draw bar and have it bolting on
A more likely & practical solution

Or you could do what my mate did and take a core cutter to the back wall of the garage to get the boat & trailer inside.
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Just re-measured mine and very tip of trailer to very rear most tip of cone is 510cm. I could easily move the boat further up the trailer/shorten drawbar by 10cm though so you should get it in without too much hassle. Big difference in usability between 4 and 4.7 as there is 4.7 to 5.3, etc, etc.
I am now even more envious of missing that one when it was for sale in Bristol then

I love your boat, and if I could find something similar on a compact trailer so I could squeeze it in, I'd go for it. I'm off to the garage with a tape measure again......

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Or you could do what my mate did and take a core cutter to the back wall of the garage to get the boat & trailer inside.
not sure that would go down too well, since it backs onto the kitchen
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