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Old 21 February 2011, 19:25   #1
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Searider 4.7 - wooden plaque?

Hi guys - I've just bought a Searider 4.7 and was wandering if anyone can tell me what the wooden square plaque attached to the deck under the front of the console is for? (see attached photo)

It also came with a Yamaha F40 - somewhat underpowered? Any idea what top speed I'll likely get with 1 person on board with the F40?
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Old 21 February 2011, 19:34   #2
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Old 21 February 2011, 19:35   #3
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...and was wandering if anyone can tell me what the wooden square plaque attached to the deck under the front of the console is for?
Well, it's not a standard Avon fitment Looks like someone's fixed it there as a base for the battery.

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It also came with a Yamaha F40 - somewhat underpowered? Any idea what top speed I'll likely get with 1 person on board with the F40?
My SR4.7 with a Mariner F50 makes around 33kts with 1 person on board, so I reckon yours should do around 27-28kts. If you plan on running it with only you on board, you may find 40hp enough - it'll be cheap to run.

Some pics would be good.
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Well, it's not a standard Avon fitment Looks like someone's fixed it there as a base for the battery.
Why would you put a battery in front of the console?
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Old 21 February 2011, 20:33   #5
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Why would you put a battery in front of the console?
Changed your mind with a quick edit?

To allow room for 2 x 22 litre tanks under the seat.

The front of the SR4.7 console which houses the steering and instruments overhangs the area where this piece of timber has been fixed, so it's not really a useable part of the deck.

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Thanks for the quick/knowledgeable response guys - most appreciated! I've attached a few photos as requested.

The boat is 10 years old and the engine was new in 2006 - both in really good condition. It was a rescue boat for a sailing club and was apparently not used that much and always stored in a shed when not in use. The setup cost me £4800 - does that sound a reasonable price?

I had to get the A-bar converted to be removable as it wouldn't fit 'up' in my garage - got a local stainless steel specialist to fabricate two stainless tube sleeves attached to the transom of the boat - works a treat now!
The black fabric on the seat back rest has split - any suggestions where I can either buy a new one or get the old one recovered without spending a fortune (spent all my pennies on the boat already!).
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Very good price - well done.

You could try a local upholsterer to re-cover the backrest pad - shouldn't cost much.
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thats a really good price I just paid 3.5k for one with no engine or trailer and I'm still pleased.

BTW Dai I wouldn't want to join a club that would have me as a member!
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