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Old 01 December 2010, 14:47   #1
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Im Mike and im an Alcoholic, woops sorry wrong forum! I have just bought my first Rib after 16 years of speed boats and various other boats (motor cruisers fishing boats sibs etc) I have bought a Avon 4mtr Searider, (off ebay and yet to pick up due to the weather) It looks very tidy and currently has a Yamaha 1983 55Hp 2 stroke on. If this is ok i may use it for the coming season but i think i may replace it with a newer Poss Mariner 50hp 2 stroke? The only reason i would say is i want to use it at sea and prefer something a bit newer that i know will start.
If anyone has any advice on the Avon searider or a good engine combination the please let me know
PsI Live in Ripon North Yorks so if anyone fancies a day out sometime(Whitby?) in the summer (fair weather boater!) let me know.
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Old 01 December 2010, 15:06   #2
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Im Mike and im an Alcoholic, woops sorry wrong forum!
An SR4 owning Alcoholic? No, right forum - welcome to RIBnet!

Nice combo, btw. Unless the ob is shot, I'd leave it as was. Let us know how she goes. Pics when available pls.
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Old 01 December 2010, 15:12   #3
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thanks willk! i will try upload what was on ebay :-] if not will be another week as i have to collect it from erm Portsmouth :-(
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pics

sorry i cant make the pics from the website save as pics? so im unable to load them, if only i was a child i would be able to do it lol
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it appears you have had it on here before as its in a previous post? the one that didnt meet the reserve? the one with the box at the back?
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this is the link http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...#ht_1904wt_932
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I'd be tempted to change the engine for something with power trim as it totally transforms an SR4. Yam 3 cylinder or Merc 3 cylinder (post clamshell) 2 strokes would be my favourite option.

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thanks nuthouse i will look out for that. i am hoping to try the current set up on the river as soon as i get it, just to have a play!
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thanks nuthouse i will look out for that.
Ironic, innit?
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LOL Sorry i didnt read it right, no offence meant
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