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Old 02 July 2013, 15:48   #1
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Is this a decent price (Avon Searider 4)

Is this a decent price or are they asking too much?

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Old 02 July 2013, 15:54   #2
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I'm sure I've seen that before......

On this website?

I'm sure one one will remind me in a minute..
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Old 02 July 2013, 15:56   #3
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Possibly in my other thread trying to identify an old outboard I was going to put on it?

What do you think?
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Old 02 July 2013, 17:50   #4
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Price doesn't look too bad if tubes are ok, but difficult to tell from the photo if they have much life left. However the front section of tubes have had extra rubbing strake added and makes you think it was half a job as they stop half way down the boat.
Inside it needs a new/newer console ~(100-200ish) and the grp is very faded.
No doubt needs work on the outside of the hull even if only lots of scrubbing! Transom looks ok but is also worth a close look!
Trailer looks like it needs some work as the front section doesn't really fit at present and isn't supporting the keel. The bunks look tired and quite short, one of the bearings looks like its chucked grease out all over the tyre, so probably needs work & the mudguards are knackered too.
I've just paid 1220 for a brand new trailer and good hull/tubes sr4 (just add water condition), and also 800 for a hull only (fair tubes/ scruffy hull). The first was probably under priced and the second over priced! So on balance I'd suggest offering something less than the asking price for this one - personally I wouldn't want to pay more than 750 - 800 but only if the tubes are in useable/fixable condition. They do keep coming up and sometimes its worth waiting for the next one!
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Thanks a million for that, and for pointing out one or two things I might have overlooked.

I kinda like the look of the rubbing strakes, looks kinda 'functional' in a tug boat sort of way!

I've priced up mudguards and they look to be no more than 20 a side, same for bearings, a quick google shows trailer rollers about a tenner so 100 could probobly sort out that, and to be fair I wont be towing it anywhere for a while after getting it anyway.

Any other advise/opinions most welcome!
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Old 02 July 2013, 19:26   #6
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It'll want new valves in the not too distant as well-those valves are the old black rubber ones from the early 70s.
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Old 02 July 2013, 19:31   #7
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Would that be an A7 type on ribshop? how many chambers have the sr4's got, 3?
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That looks like a can of worms

This is what you should be looking at for that kind of money....

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Would that be an A7 type on ribshop? how many chambers have the sr4's got, 3?
3 valves. What's currently fitted are Avon A4 valves, which would need completely removing and repalcing with A7 B7 or C7 type valves.


I'd agree with Whisper. That does look like a can of worms.
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Old 02 July 2013, 19:53   #10
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Yeah I had seen that one and was watching it on ebay, damn being in Ireland!
It is is nice, must be the one sailmaker got his hands on! I suppose given the price of a console, at around 200 quid, I should be expecting something even a little better for the money he's asking.

Think i'll have to hope he wants it gone and make an offer.... I was initially thinking the asking price was OK so very much appreciate the input.

Anyone else before I go and see it?
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