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Old 03 July 2013, 01:48   #11
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I bought my SR4, off another Ribnet member, for much less but with knackered tubes, no trailer and no engine, but I was after a project so that I wasn't paying good money for tubes that would need replacing, an old engine and trailer that would be money pits. So I guess it's a bit of you pays your money n you makes your choice!! I think 1000 is a bit steep if you've got to spend money on the tubes, sort a console n seat, probably sort the trailer as well....... If I were you I'd add up how much you need to spend to get it how you want before you go any further, but on the other hand some of us like the challenge
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Old 03 July 2013, 04:50   #12
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I picked up the sr4 that whisper mentions above. Nice boat (for a 1994 boat) - dirty underneath but most of it's coming off! Pretty much cosmetic work. Tubes are original & pretty good although I shall replace the lifeline & paddle stowage patches and probably fits wear patches to some of the tops of the tubes. May also replace some of the tube seam tapes where they have worn out.
Plugged a few unused holes in the transom yesterday and will do some very minor gelcoat work to finish off the transom. Then fit engine (Tohatsu 40) & off we go.
Then over the winter will probably have a go at the very minor chips/dings to the hull - and possibly get rid of a very thin partial anti-foul coat & flowcoat it.
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Old 03 July 2013, 12:41   #13
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Nice one! That will be a great package
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Old 03 July 2013, 12:45   #14
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I sent the guy an email saying to him that if he wasnt interested in offers i was withdrawing my interest. i suppose its certainley not going to get any better without some work, and i can tell that just from the photos, so expect it uncover one or two other issues perhaps dodgy patches or tubes on their last legs.
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Old 03 July 2013, 16:17   #15
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I reckon your best bet is to hop on a ferry and buy a complete boat over this side of the water given what you've said about prices in NI.
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Old 03 July 2013, 17:07   #16
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I reckon your best bet is to hop on a ferry and buy a complete boat over this side of the water given what you've said about prices in NI.
Agreed, sold that Crrc to someone in NI. He got the ferry over and drove down to Swindon to collect it
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Old 04 July 2013, 04:32   #17
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I picked up the sr4 that whisper mentions above. Nice boat (for a 1994 boat) - dirty underneath but most of it's coming off! Pretty much cosmetic work. Tubes are original & pretty good although I shall replace the lifeline & paddle stowage patches and probably fits wear patches to some of the tops of the tubes. May also replace some of the tube seam tapes where they have worn out.
Plugged a few unused holes in the transom yesterday and will do some very minor gelcoat work to finish off the transom. Then fit engine (Tohatsu 40) & off we go.
Then over the winter will probably have a go at the very minor chips/dings to the hull - and possibly get rid of a very thin partial anti-foul coat & flowcoat it.
Did you buy this boat off me? Or did the guy that bought it from me recently sell it on quickly? I put it with that trailer. Good boat!
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USED AVON SEARIDER SR 4 M Rib Rescue Boat Inflatable YAMAHA F 40 hp Trailer No2 | eBay

This one looks like a good price. Just needs a bit of tidying. Also worth noting that you can get boats on trailers taken across the Irish sea on their own - so if you could get your new purchase delivered to the docks, you could meet it the other end.
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Old 04 July 2013, 04:56   #19
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Great advice above. I'd bide your time; Seariders are a bit like buses and there is always another one round the corner. Far better to wait for a nice original and well looked after one than tart up an old dog. It will cost less and you'll have a better boat at the end of it with easier and higher re-sale.

As Nos says come over to the mainland for lots of choice. As prices are at a premium in NI you'll benefit come resale time and recoup any travelling costs. And resale will happen one day - not sure there are many regulars on here who have only had one boat and stuck with it.

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