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Old 14 December 2004, 12:14   #1
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New Diesel Searider.

Not sure if these pictures will come out but im trying anyway!!.
Here is the new Searider 5.4m. Diesel Inboard, Yanmar 4 cylinder 75hp Turbo Diesel. Which i have been playing with for the past year. This boat is the post production boat. What do you think??
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Old 14 December 2004, 12:17   #2
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Ok no pictures, Dont know why!! will try again. It seems the files are to big but not being a computer pro i have no idea how to make it happen. Any ideas?
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Old 14 December 2004, 12:22   #3
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I had this trouble......

.......some time back. Someone on here put me onto Paint Studia Lite 1.2 If you do a search on either the forum or the net I'm sure you'll find it. It's free and easy to use and I'm no computer expert.

Just had a quick look on the forum, there is some advise, however, take a look at this, I downloaded mine here.

http://members.fortunecity.co.uk/alfian/
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Old 14 December 2004, 12:28   #4
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You could always go to imagestation set up a free account, upload the pics and just post the url as a link to each one.

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Old 14 December 2004, 12:36   #5
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Turbo,

You have to make sure you click the correct button when you submit your post. Once you have uploaded the photos there will be two "submit post" buttons. You want to click the bottom one. The top one will only submit the text and not the pics.

Hope that solves the problem.

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Old 15 December 2004, 03:41   #6
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Ok no pictures, Dont know why!! will try again. It seems the files are to big but not being a computer pro i have no idea how to make it happen. Any ideas?
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Old 15 December 2004, 05:39   #7
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Turbo, how about some details then?

Whats she perform/handle like? Fuel consumption? How have you had a post production boat for a year? God/bad points etc etc.

Looks to be a very well finished and very robust RIB. Have you had any problems with her? Are Avon satisfied/is production due to start?

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Old 15 December 2004, 05:56   #8
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It handles like a dream, its one of those boats that anyone can drive, very forgiving! Maybe a bit slow for my liking. 28knts with 2 up 24 knts with 6 up.
But its not supposed to be a quick boat its for commercial use really. It will in the near future have upto a 125hp Yanmar but the customer that is buying this one only wants 75hp.

This boat is going to the states to be used by some kind of oil company if they like it they are going to order 20 of them. Then it may also repalace some of the Seariders that the mod use on the fishery protection boats.
Not sure about fuel consumption as this is the first time we have used it.
The only bad point that i can think of is that the two seats on either side make it difficult to move to the back of the boat and they are also quite high up so its hard to keep your feet on the deck. But we told Avon that and they are going to ammend it when it goes into production.
The boat will be in the Water at Seawork this year so if you want a ride come and see me on the pontoon. And the last picture is of me driving it im trying to get famous!!!
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Old 15 December 2004, 06:09   #9
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Cool, cheers for the info. Glad to hear its a success.

It certainly looks the part although i did wonder if the design would have been that successful due to the limited space and ability to cope with the engines weight in such a small boat.

Surely its one of the smallest diesel RIBs available?

I may well take a trip top seawork this year as ive not been before. Do Avon and the likes have many boats on show or will it just be the one?

My main criticism of RIBex is the lack of commercial kit so it would be nice to see whats on offer from the commercial boys. Is a bit of a trip however and not really worth while if im only going to be able to see one or two ribs!!

Do you work for Avon? Just wondered as youve got their prototype boat and youll be demo'ing it. Lucky man

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Old 15 December 2004, 06:29   #10
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Nice boat - would be good to hear about the fuel consumption when you've done the trails. Are the tanks all that big?

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