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Old 24 September 2012, 13:16   #1
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After a horrific Journey through Bavaria I finally got my Avon Searider 4M

The Tubes have been painted in some kind of tube paint - looks horrible, I'll remove it later on

The Transom has been strengthened with an Aluminium Plate from the inside and a wooden one from the outside.

I Suspected the transom was rotten so i literally ripped it off





Turns out i was right, the whole Transom was a mouldy mess






It will be fully rebuilt. I'll remove the tubes from the sides of the transom, rip the wood and the front GRP out, rebuild the wooden part of the transom out of a wooden plate and re-glass it in.

The Deck has suffered a little too, i'll sand away the top layer of GRP and wood, and leave the bottom one and then rebuild in in wood&GRP.

or do you think i should rebuild the whole deck?
I want to retain the flooding hull too.



This is the motor that will go with it
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Old 25 September 2012, 09:37   #2
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You have some work on there, my immediate thoughts are it will be complicated to rebuild the sinking hull as internal access will be tricky.

SR4 is the forum expert on searider 4 meter RIBs, he has just done one up, I'm sure he will be along soon with advice.
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You have some work on there, my immediate thoughts are it will be complicated to rebuild the sinking hull as internal access will be tricky.
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I've had a proper look at the deck and it seems the screws that were used to hold the seats in place(It used to be one of the old Dashboard-Windscreen SRs) have let water into the deck, so the next thing to do is to rip out the whole deck, and remake it..
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SR4 is the forum expert on searider 4 meter RIBs, he has just done one up, I'm sure he will be along soon with advice.
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Old 25 September 2012, 14:49   #5
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With no cartoon pic to highlight my angst at your forthcoming endeavour, I'll simply say Je**s F***ing C*rist good luck upon your journey.
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Thank you

Though, i know how to fiberglass, and that is a start

Just got to rip out the deck & transom, then rebuild it, put a jockey console inside, stick the motor and assorted electric on it and have fun....

sounds so easy........
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Tubes look OK though
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If you are replacing the deck and transom then you have a good opportunity to build in some reinforcement, maybe a sump for a pump, a transom drain and ducting for cables etc (wish I had done that on mine). If you already have the console build in some good strong anchor points in the underside of the decking.
Good luck with your project and have fun.
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This is a project too far. Plenty of decent SR4s around for not too much money. Bail out of it now and buy a nice one instead.
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