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Old 28 November 2014, 03:56   #1
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Searider 4.7 refurb

Some time ago I managed to get hold of the above as they renowned to be the "Holy Grail" of SR.s and wanted to make it the very best SR 4.7 whilst keeping it relatively original.
So here are some earlier pics before I started.
The Suzuki 50 wasn't powerful enough so that help fund the replacement
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Old 28 November 2014, 04:03   #2
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Overall, it was in amazing condition throughout. The hull was almost unmarked and the engine had only done less than 100 hours so was nearly mint .An ideal to swap out!
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Old 28 November 2014, 04:04   #3
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Overall it was in amazing condition. Just the Rubbing strakes and top lifeline guide x2 that needed replacing
Yep a lucky find for sure!...Best condition Mily Searider I've seen certainly
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Old 28 November 2014, 04:18   #4
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Yep a lucky find for sure!...Best condition Mily Searider I've seen certainly
Ta luv. Give you tenner later on!!
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Searider 4.7 refurb

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Old 28 November 2014, 04:23   #6
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First job after I'd jizzed all over it, was to Jizz over it again..strip it down
Underneath all the grime on the transom is very original and no stress marks at all.
The floor came up very well. It really just needed new Anti Slip coating so sanded the existing off, two thin coats of Interdeck.
In the meantime I had prepared some builders sand, washing it, Sieved it.wash it again ,sand in saucepan on the cooker to completely dry it and then evenly spread it over and left to dry for a few hours in a warm garage.
The top coat was International Industrial Garage floor paint as this would give me the durability and texture that I was looking for and I could find nothing on the market that comes close to this stuff on the marine shelves.
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Next Job; get it down to Henshaws for the toobs to be refurbished whilst I get on with the Consol which Is a different hybrid version.Its raised and more comfortable than the original low versions.The three part steering wheel is original and in great order so that will remain.
The Original Big T Helm was in a corrosive mess so spent a few hours dealing with that which then latterly I replaced with Hydraulic.
Chose a Garmin 50 DV Down Vu Sonar with as and Garmin 100i Fixed VHF from BHG Marine who beat the best SBS show prices.Also located an Original Sestral compass almost unused!!
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Phone call from Chris @ Henshaws::: is that the Sear-rider Rib nobber? yer boats ready to collect.!

New Strakes.
New Lifelines with the ropes in a more tensioned version than the old way of letting them hang down.
Two new pockets to copy original but with modern buckles
Two Avon badges
4 new Quarter panels
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Old 28 November 2014, 05:04   #9
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hmm, better do some work
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Awesome!!!
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