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Old 27 September 2005, 11:49   #1
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Is it just me or does this look like a splashed early sr4?

look at the transom legs,transom and floor... looks awful similar to my sr4 when it was stripped out.

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Old 27 September 2005, 11:51   #2
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I think it looks like the old Cowes Marine that was made by Island Plastic.
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Old 27 September 2005, 11:54   #3
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I think you would want to see the outside of the hull before jumping to any conclusion like that. Splashing is the unauthorised copying of a hull shape, usually done by taking a mould from a production boat.

I think that you could only say that the construction and internal design of that RIB were similar to an Avon until you compared the (external) running surfaces.
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Old 27 September 2005, 11:54   #4
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I think it looks like the old Cowes Marine that was made by Island Plastic.
Think that's who made my hull... It's on my makers plate and it was made in Cowes but the boat's not here to check.

Not jumping to any conclusion anyway, just quite intrigued! I can't see someone being stupid enough to splash an Avon-they'd get screwed by lawyers a bit fast...
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Old 27 September 2005, 11:57   #5
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Looks a bit small for a Searider but it says its 4 Meter and its very expensive.
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Old 27 September 2005, 11:58   #6
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It's brand new-and the console is quite large by the looks of it. Wonder how much a new SR4 is?
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Old 27 September 2005, 13:15   #7
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They used to build them for Avon in Cowes, there is a story that one of the very first RIBs ever was built in Cowes as a project by the highschool in the 70's. Galt Composites, George Marvin was the guy there (sadly no longer with us) - I remember going up there as a nipper (to use a local term) when I made a consol for a school project (about 15 years ago). Those were the days when the SR5.4 really ruled the waves...
The factory is now Seaward Marine.
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They used to build them for Avon in Cowes, there is a story that one of the very first RIBs ever was built in Cowes as a project by the highschool in the 70's. Galt Composites, George Marvin was the guy there (sadly no longer with us) - I remember going up there as a nipper (to use a local term) when I made a consol for a school project (about 15 years ago). Those were the days when the SR5.4 really ruled the waves...
The factory is now Seaward Marine.
OK then local nipper, who are (were) "nippers" (apart from anyone younger than me that is) and why are (were) they so called??
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Younger than me too - now. No idea but it is the common term for the younger of the webbed feet inhabitants...
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So called in Nelsons day when the capstan hawser ran in a continuous loop 'tween decks for the full length of the ship. @Twas a tight bugger to be sure which is why they used young 'uns for the job. On the command "Weigh Anchor" they would bind the hawser to the endless loop with a short piece of rope, freeing it off at the appropriate moment and sprinting back and "nipping" up the next length to emerge through the hawse pipe. Hence the term "nipper", for ever in Hampshire slang.

Hope that's good for you nipper.
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