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Old 17 January 2015, 04:58   #1
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Question re Avon SR4 Please

Inspired by the SR4 threads and what some people have achieved with them - I am on the hunt for either a nice one or a good base to work up from.

Having now got something with sails I miss my old Rib and fancy dabbling back to something that smells of petrol!!!

I think I know the answer, but does a SR4 take a short or long shaft engine? Can long shaft be converted to a short easily?

Been offered a nice LS 40hp Yamaha - nice but not cheap!!!

Thanks, if anyone knows of ANY SR4's for sale please let me know.

Toby
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Old 17 January 2015, 05:02   #2
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Old 17 January 2015, 05:05   #3
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Thanks for the speedy reply, I had seen that one, but thanks again.
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Inspired by the SR4 threads and what some people have achieved with them - I am on the hunt for either a nice one or a good base to work up from.

Having now got something with sails I miss my old Rib and fancy dabbling back to something that smells of petrol!!!

I think I know the answer, but does a SR4 take a short or long shaft engine? Can long shaft be converted to a short easily?

Been offered a nice LS 40hp Yamaha - nice but not cheap!!!

Thanks, if anyone knows of ANY SR4's for sale please let me know.

Toby
How much would you spend on the right boat?
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Old 17 January 2015, 06:46   #5
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How much would you spend on the right boat?
I don't know, but I am a realist and understand that the right boat would command the right money.

Wot you got, and wot you want for it? (and where is it?)
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Avon 4m required a Longshaft 50hp max. Don't be tempted to cut down the transom for a short shaft engine.
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Avon 4m required a Longshaft 50hp max. Don't be tempted to cut down the transom for a short shaft engine.
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Old 17 January 2015, 07:56   #8
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I have a EX RNLI mariner 40 2stroke MSL Which I thought was a short shaft with an extension section inserted to increase the length of the leg but I think it is still not as long as a long shaft,
The cavatation plate is slightly above the bottom of the boat but it does not appear to cause any problems
If that helps at all
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SR4 needs a long shaft engine, as someone else has said don't nt be tempted to cut the transom to fit a shirt shaft, and just as importantly don't buy a SR4 that's had the transom cut
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Old 17 January 2015, 14:57   #10
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SR4 needs a long shaft engine, as someone else has said don't nt be tempted to cut the transom to fit a shirt shaft, and just as importantly don't buy a SR4 that's had the transom cut
Thanks for the sound advice fella's

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