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Old 28 September 2014, 16:31   #11
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Will they ride be a lot harsher on the highfield
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Old 28 September 2014, 16:34   #12
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I looked at the highfields at southampton , IIRC they do make a sub 4mtr that takes a longshaft.
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Old 28 September 2014, 17:43   #13
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If you're comparing anything 4m or below with an SR4,have any concerns about seakeeping and don't want to carry more than yourself+1 then save your searching and buy the best SR4 you can afford.
I ran an SR4 with a 50hp for 2 years and nothing I came across of equal or smaller size came close. Granted, it was a few years ago but there's nothing stupendous been built since.

Nothing else is that good and that affordable.
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Old 28 September 2014, 17:54   #14
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agreed on the sr4 i was in chop the other week and she was mint easy to tow and launch single handed tight for a family but hey ho.
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Old 29 September 2014, 02:22   #15
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I done think there is a better sub 4.5m sea keeping boat than the SR4 if their is I don't think it's made by Highfield.

The build quality of an Avon is extremely solid so therefore they last for decades, providing it's got a good transom then you have an extremely good 1st boat. You can buy a groovy SR4 for sub 5k beat the chap out of it for 2 Years and then sell it for close to what you paid.
Providing you have looked after the engine Cos it can take a lot more than you can.

Another good thing about a Searider is the flooding hull settles the boat down very well when fishing
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Old 29 September 2014, 03:26   #16
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I've got one here, a SR4, it's a FANTASTIC thing. Can't believe it's taken be 20 yrs of ribb'ing to discover the delights of such a cheap toy.

I've also seen the highfield & I'm a fan of the x-pro (grp boat marketed by same dealer) but Looking at the hull, they'll be no contest in sea keeping, so unless you need more space than a SR4 offers then look no further.
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