Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 16 May 2008, 16:48   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: PORTSMOUTH
Make: Avon 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 60FE -
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,838
my new toy! 5.4 Searider

Its covered in antifoul and need of a good jetwash but is really quite sound, and I'm very happy, its an ex saftey boat which was initally owned by the environment agency - had too muck about with trailer settings to get it sat on correctly, thank god for WD40 and big hammers!

many more questions coming, first being whether to reinstate flooding hull bearing in mind I'll initially be using my 2 stroke yamaha 60, any opinions or experinence im all ears!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00313.JPG
Views:	335
Size:	86.5 KB
ID:	34824  
__________________

__________________
------------------------------
http://www.ollysrib.741.com
ollyit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 May 2008, 16:52   #2
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
Congratulations Olly. Look forward to seeing you about in the Solent.

Is that the trailer you used for the SR4?
__________________

__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 May 2008, 16:52   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: PORTSMOUTH
Make: Avon 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 60FE -
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,838
indeed it is andy!! well identified, hayling trailers plug!
__________________
------------------------------
http://www.ollysrib.741.com
ollyit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 May 2008, 16:57   #4
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
Makes your Subaru look small. I see it's in the standard Battleship grey

What sort of time scale we looking at to get her all ship shape?
__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 May 2008, 16:59   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: PORTSMOUTH
Make: Avon 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 60FE -
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,838
yeah it totally dwarfs it!! - mad! - Im tempted just to lob my motor on really quick like in a week or two just got get out there with you boys! and tart it up refurb style in the colder months - otherwise I'll do it like my other one and it wont in the water till next year!
__________________
------------------------------
http://www.ollysrib.741.com
ollyit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 May 2008, 17:09   #6
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
That's the spirit, if you want any help with stuff, let me know?

I have the cable steering and helm from Kohaku if you have need for it. Was working fine when I took it off a couple of years ago and has been gathering dust ever since, might be more suitable than the SR4 because of the longer length of the morse cable. Free to you, if you want it!

Might I make a suggestion? If you're going to upgrade the console, do it now. Before all the gauges etc go in.
__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 May 2008, 18:11   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: clyde
Boat name: searider
Make: avon
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 54
Well done Olly! If its the same boat I was watching on ebay then I reckon youve got a snip as there was loads of interest in it. Ofcourse not everyone wants to buy a boat without a trailer but as youve managed to make it happen it should surely pay off.

I think youve got the right idea getting out and using it while the sun is shining and worry about doing it up later:-) Ive got my wee sr4 resto on the go just now and know how long it takes to get all the bits together!

that 4.7 you pointed out looks quite tasty but obviously needs abit of work too - I reckon it will probably go for funny money as its quite a desirable boat as you probably know.

Cheers

Graham
__________________
OLDSR4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 May 2008, 18:18   #8
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Cool!

I'd leave the flooding hull blocked- the pickup with the hull blocked is far better.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 May 2008, 18:30   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,194
awesome boat!!! ive also picked up a new toy Today!!!!!
__________________
matt h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 May 2008, 19:23   #10
RIBnet supporter
 
LURCHER's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Tisted Hampshire
Boat name: Hot Lemon
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: Inboard
MMSI: 235
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 766
Send a message via MSN to LURCHER
5.4

So it was you I was bidding against! , maybe we should have a Ribnet warning so we dont bid each other up .
__________________
www.hiremarquee.co.uk
LURCHER is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:08.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.