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Old 15 June 2012, 13:08   #1
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Is a Searider 5.4 really not a 5.4?

Probably a "discussed" topic before so sorry for asking again but I am perplexed somewhat?

Ive just put my 5.4M Avon Searider into a storage yard in south Devon. They charge by the mm by the sounds of it and have just invoiced me for a 5.6M length boat? I am confused because I would have thought calling it a 5.4 meant exactly that - 5.4 meters in length. I tried explaining this but it only fell on deaf ears! The boat even has a manufacturers plate on detailing the length!

I know the extra length is not going to break the bank but if the yard in question does this to every boat that is brought in then they make a lot of "additional" money!

Is this common in boat yards or are the boats no where near the manufacturers specifications?

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Old 15 June 2012, 13:10   #2
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In the US, they'll measure the trailer, tongue and all (if it's on one), and any part of the engine hanging off the back.
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Umm I am getting worried now Ed! Is this a slippery slope?
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In the US, they'll measure the trailer, tongue and all (if it's on one), and any part of the engine hanging off the back.
Well I am glad I don't live in the US!
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I spoke to Avon about this some time ago and they said that every batch of hypalon is different and can stretch to different sizes when the tubes are inflated. I did question this but he said that sometimes tubes can be 20cm bigger in length

I don't know if this is true but it was what I was told
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I spoke to Avon about this some time ago and they said that every batch of hypalon is different and can stretch to different sizes when the tubes are inflated. I did question this but he said that sometimes tubes can be 20cm bigger in length

I don't know if this is true but it was what I was told
Right then I'd better hold off any further discussions on the topic with them until I measure it myself. Cool

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Right then I'd better hold off any further discussions on the topic with them until I measure it myself. Cool

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bow thats a solution worthy of an engineer
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Possible the engine is sticking out 20cm past the tubes at the back? Still a bit sharp in my opinion but maybe they measured to the back of the engine?
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