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Old 24 March 2009, 11:54   #21
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I think it's about right - certainly not overly optimistic like some of the crud you see for sale. Ribtec's are expensive new and of the same quality as Ribcraft (certainly when the boat in question was made).


wrong boat mate, but you realised that now!!
Have you seen the price of SR5.4s new???theyre a bit dear
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Old 24 March 2009, 11:58   #22
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I reckon around 3k for the 5.4 max depending on the condition of it on viewing-as Doggypaddle says, it'll take a bit of cleaning up.It has no electronics either.

That bit on the tubes where the rubbing strake is lifting needs sorting out too or water will be forced in there and you really don't want that-the seam from the cone is directly underneath the end strip over the strake.
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Old 24 March 2009, 12:11   #23
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I reckon around 3k for the 5.4 max
Thanks Nos thats what i thought, though i did not think the rubbing strake lifting was that much of an issue, was going to go and have a look what else is there to check?
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Old 24 March 2009, 12:32   #24
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Old 24 March 2009, 12:46   #25
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As a baby SR owner does anyone else think that the 5.4m is pig ugly? Not disputing the proven heritage, seaworthiness etc or anything like that.

Or is it just me suffering from PMT (or the male equivalent)?
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Old 24 March 2009, 13:00   #26
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As a baby SR owner does anyone else think that the 5.4m is pig ugly? Not disputing the proven heritage, seaworthiness etc or anything like that.

Or is it just me suffering from PMT (or the male equivalent)?
All searider's aren't the the best looking RIBS out there. Because they're a no bullshit-do the job boat, plus you gotta take into account the age of the design. I know I'd have a far easier time with her in doors if I had something with more comfort and style.
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As a baby SR owner does anyone else think that the 5.4m is pig ugly? Not disputing the proven heritage, seaworthiness etc or anything like that.

Or is it just me suffering from PMT (or the male equivalent)?
I agree-but mine's beautiful They do look far better in grey.
It's only the console and the huge rubbing strakes that let make them ugly really. Some look quite pretty-Ian McConnell's one for example, or Intotheblue's one.
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Old 24 March 2009, 13:21   #28
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wrong boat mate, but you realised that now!!
Have you seen the price of SR5.4s new???theyre a bit dear
Agreed - expensive new but there are alot of them around on the 2nd hand market. To be fair, the hull and tubes on this one look in good condition (from the pics) and it'd be quite easy to get it back in top condition, it is really the 20 year old engine I'd want to have a good look at before buying.
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it'd be quite easy to get it back in top condition, it is really the 20 year old engine I'd want to have a good look at before buying.
My thoughts exactly, i've been looking for a little while now and thought if this could be had for 3k and the motor is sound, apparently it has been regularly serviced it would be a worthwile investment, who knows what a weekend with some rib revive could achieve?
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i did not think the rubbing strake lifting was that much of an issue
The end cover over the strake is also glued over the cone seam tape. When mine did just what that's done (in exactly the same place), water pressure lifted the glue on the strip covering the end of the strake and started pulling the whole strip off. It started to lift the edge of the seam tape on the cone join.
I got Henshaws to fix it as it entails removing the whole strip in order to reglue it and it doesn't look an easy job to do without damaging the cone seam.

The upshot of all that was it took a days labour for Henshaws to fix it and reinforce so it can't recur. I suspect it'd take you or I a lot longer than that to do it properly.
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