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Old 23 May 2008, 08:50   #1
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Is this a searider?

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/SIM721

Bloke on the phone said it is, not sure myself..anyone confirm either way before I go and have a look..
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Old 23 May 2008, 09:31   #2
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Is this a searider?

Looking at the photo it does not look like a searider to me.
The varnished deck and transom does not look right.
I think it is a standard inflatable WITHOUT the rigid hull.

See if they will email a photo of the hull. That should confirm what it is.

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Old 23 May 2008, 09:32   #3
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Dont think its a searider, looking here at an old avon 1990 brochure it looks to me like an avon supersport .typhoon s.i.b. i thought sea riders were r.i.b.s.
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Just called and was told its not a RIB, but it is a searider.

The guy is insistant that Avon made two types of Seariders, RIBs and Non-RIBs.

Almost as bad as all the Ebay SIBs that are called RIBs, but you'd expect more from a dealer.

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Old 23 May 2008, 09:45   #5
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Saw that one myself weeks a go when on the lookout for one and established very quickly that it was definitely NOT a Searider. Very misleading, as you say Nasher, especially for a dealer
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having a look at my old brochure it says that sea riders are the grp rigid hull ones
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looks like a Avon Supersport, with an inflatable keel, basically a Large Sib, but it aint a SEARIDER!!
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Old 23 May 2008, 11:53   #8
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thanks for that Nasher, same conversation I had with them...saved me a wasted trip to newhaven anyway
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Just called and was told its not a RIB, but it is a searider.

The guy is insistant that Avon made two types of Seariders, RIBs and Non-RIBs.

Almost as bad as all the Ebay SIBs that are called RIBs, but you'd expect more from a dealer.

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Good reason to avoid him I guess.
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Definitely a 4m Supersport SIB - rated to 40hp. Decent boat, but a bit 'neither here nor there' - lacks the portability advantages of a SIB and the rough water capability of a RIB.
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