I just got back from Scotland after picking up my new (to me) SeariderSR4.
There is no Avon plate or serial number plate that I can see. The owner is not the first owner and said neither were with the boat when he bought it.
The engine is a Yam 40 2 stroke commissioned in 2001 with (according to the previous owner) only 30 hrs run time. It started first time, good tell tale, its a pull start, and looks in top condition inside and out....very very clean.
A slight bit of corrosion/paint damage on the bottom of the skeg. Otherwise immaculate.
The boat itself has the spray cover, dashboard etc ... back to back seats.
The hull looks to be in good nick and the transom.... BUT I have several questions that maybe the forum can help with.
The Transom is braced with two stainless steel braces...these appear to be bolted all the way through the hull. There are two large bolts and nuts coming through the hull. Is this correct?
If Noah's ark had a tender, then I'm sure it had the valves from my searider
as original equipment. They seem archaic, with a loose fitting cover and some sort of spring clip arrangement. On the way down from Scotland I had to stop and pump up the tubes on the trailer as it was all looking a bit saggy back there. The tubes themselves seem OK..a few patches, but nothing major....but the tubes have been recently painted with grey hypalon paint, so not easy to see what condition they are in in terms of wear.
I know one of the SR4 owners on here has had his boat re-tubed.
Any forum members that do this service?
Anyone recommend someone I can take it too?
Anyone know a rough price for doing this?
The tubes - I have a feeling - are the weak link in the boat, but under all the paint its hard to tell.
I want to strip out the back to back seating... there are no obvious console fixing points in the floor. Anyone got some good Jockey console advice?
Can a console be sikkflex'd and fibreglassed to the floor or will it need
to be fastened in with self tappers as well? I am worried about penetrating the flooding part of the hull.
Yikes... sorry for the long post.