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Old 06 September 2012, 15:06   #21
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plus im carrying on with these scammers to see what there actual intentions are! dont worry..i definatly wont be handing over anymoney!
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Old 06 September 2012, 15:16   #22
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Carry on with them, let me know how you get on and if there's any chance of a trace then post it because it will help.
Other than that, a 50 on an SR4 ( two stroke) will not disappoint. Any owner will give you a demo. They are proud and smart people. And they quietly chuckle in the background.
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Old 06 September 2012, 15:42   #23
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The first one is from a member on here. I remember reading a thread about some serious hull repairs needed, although the advert suggests its perfect with no damage, so maybe it's a different boat ?

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Old 06 September 2012, 15:56   #24
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Im looking at sr4's & theres 2 on ebay!!

this one has a 40hp and after having thundercat i may get boared of it
I'm potentially looking for an SR4 too... really depends what you want to do. But I think you should get 30-35kts on a 40. The most bizarre thing is they take a wee moment to shift because of the self flooding hull.

Something other than max out speed is making you want something different from the cat.

I suspect you'll be able to go out in the rough stuff far more than u could with a cat.
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im just not sure about them. its things like storage & seating etc
im changing my boat for something more social but dont want to buy something for the sake of it! i would really love to test an sr4 out but that easier said than done!
How many people you gonna go out with.

What you wanting to store? Does it need to live on the boat? Dry bag? Boxes?
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Old 06 September 2012, 16:04   #25
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FYI
the self flooding hull is a choice, it's purpose was to be flooded for stability for divers and emptied for speed.
It is sealable and doesn't flood unless one opens up the "floodgates" to flood it.
It sumps depending upon the vents.
You can keep it waterfree for ever if you wish.
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Old 06 September 2012, 16:11   #26
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thats what i though too about the first one! im sure ive seen a photo with the same boat and driver with yellow helmet? if it had serious damage i may steer clear then! The cat was great in the rough seas, it more skimmed over the top of them. I just want something more for comfort and casual now.

I think the most people id go out with is 4 people. & im wanting storage one the boat for general things, i pod speakers, towels, ringo, anchor. Id prefer it all to be put neatly away rather than cluttering up the deck!
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I may be wrong but I'm sure Nathan had the deck cut up to get some repairs sorted. I'd not be worried about it though, as by all accounts the chap that did it (also on here) is the guy you'd want to do it. So don't let it put you off!

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I know of a nice ribcraft 5.7m for sale that was only used when they were at the holiday home, trailer is ok with new wheel bearings 2002/3. Oh and it has a 1998/9 Honda 90 on it that has just been serviced by us hence why i know it will be for sale in the next few days. If interested call the workshop and we will give you more details.
Dave is that in his 3.5k budget?

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It won't, you'll get an SR4 with a two stroke and you'll love it, end up keeping it for years and when you sell it you'll regret it.
Indeed there are many people here who fondly remember their SR4 days and the fun they had, I think the only people who have sold one and never had a moment of regret were those who replaced it with a 4.7!

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I suspect you'll be able to go out in the rough stuff far more than u could with a cat.
I doubt there are many conditions you wouldn't take a Thundercat out in which a SR4 would be your preferred choice. However like a jetski a thundercat might get a bit boring after a season or two if you are out on your own.
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I swear all the good boats are too far away!! Love the look of this one but im in swanage and a trip to merseyside is a bit far!

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I think the most people id go out with is 4 people. & im wanting storage one the boat for general things, i pod speakers, towels, ringo, anchor. Id prefer it all to be put neatly away rather than cluttering up the deck!
Speakers - if they need to stay dry the console is an option.
Towels - you want to take home so have a dry bag for that sort of stuff. You can get some duffle bag ones nowadays which are much more practical to find things (HIGHLANDER 35L MALLAIG WATERPROOF DUFFLE HOLDALL DRYBAG: Amazon.co.uk: Sports & Outdoors). some buckles/shock cord will hold it in place against the transom. I believe someone does a floating one.
Anchor - you could make a box. This is a very elaborate one for a 5.4 - Avon Searider - Bow locker Construction
Build it right and put a nice cushion on it and you have seat 3.

Going to struggle with seats for 4 on a 4m rib! But thats what tubes are for ;-)

Ringo - you have me beat... but not seen many ribs with a locker big enough for an inflated ringo!
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