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Old 24 March 2009, 05:20   #1
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Searider 5.4 whats it worth want one!

Hi having bought an Aerotech last year i am now offically addicted and am after a Rib. Having scoured this forum I have deceided that the Searider 5.4 is the one for me. My ideal mount would have a Yam 90 but they are as rare as hens teeth and I cant wait for Matt to sell his.

I have seen this advertised and it would seem fairly original and does have the yam motor albeit 80hp and not 90, so calling the likes of Nos, Chris and Matt to impare your pearls of wisdom upon me.
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Old 24 March 2009, 05:31   #2
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Hi having bought an Aerotech last year i am now offically addicted and am after a Rib. Having scoured this forum I have deceided that the Searider 5.4 is the one for me. My ideal mount would have a Yam 90 but they are as rare as hens teeth and I cant wait for Matt to sell his.

I have seen this advertised and it would seem fairly original and does have the yam motor albeit 80hp and not 90, so calling the likes of Nos, Chris and Matt to impare your pearls of wisdom upon me.
There's a chap on this site selling a Ribtec 535 with a 90 Johnson. I know people get all excited about SR's and pay daft money for them, but I know this Ribtec,it's a cracking rig, fast, seaworthy and easily a match for a 5.4 SR. In my opinion.
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Old 24 March 2009, 05:36   #3
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Old 24 March 2009, 05:51   #4
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what year is it? and what year is the engine? It looks fairly original but could do with some tidying up. Is the trailer included? whats the condition of the trailer?
also wouldn't worry about an 80 or a 90, pretty much the same engine. Mine does 34 knots with an 80 yam and 100 litres of fuel, a 110ah liesure battery 15kg anchor and a fat t**t at the helm
the prop is a 17"K series.
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what year is it? and what year is the engine? It looks fairly original but could do with some tidying up. Is the trailer included? whats the condition of the trailer?
also wouldn't worry about an 80 or a 90, pretty much the same engine. Mine does 34 knots with an 80 yam and 100 litres of fuel, a 110ah liesure battery 15kg anchor and a fat t**t at the helm
the prop is a 17"K series.
The Ribtec passed me at 41knts.
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The motor is 89 / 90 not sure about the hull, the answer to some questions i posed below
(1) The hull has not been painted. All the little chips and dings to the hull have been filled with West Epoxy and sanded down. The hull is totally sound.
(2) Tubes are airtight. I have to put more air in about twice a year and then it's not much.There are no patches.
(3) Transom sound
(4) Documented service history for the engine for last 3 years, I have mislaid the earlier stuff. Full carburettor overhaul this year. recon. starter motor 2007. Full leg and water pump serviced 2007.
(5) Trailer needs attention. I have removed the brake system as we used it to launch the boat into the sea with the trailer. bearings seem o.k. but wheel rims are a bit rusty. Needs some TLC !!
(6) Trials also anytime but not within 2 hours of Low water Southampton
(7) We have had the boat since 2003
(8) Comes with nav. lts and a spotlight. Also an electric bilge pump. Compass, anchor and warps included.


I very much doubt the ribtec would be in my budget!!
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Old 24 March 2009, 06:22   #7
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Before Chris, Nos and Matt shoot there pearls all over you why not have a look at the Ribtec that Mollers is on about. Sounds nice.

The 5.4SR looks good, just needs a tidy up but 90% of the ones you see for sale always do.
Don't know jack about the benefits of a 90hp over an 80hp tough.
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why not have a look at the Ribtec that Mollers is on about. Sounds nice.
Where is it advertised and more importantly how much is it??
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Where is it advertised and more importantly how much is it??
Sorry I couldn't tell ya. Don't think it is advertised on here, but Mollers will be able to tell you better.

Going back to the searider your looking at, and to my limited experienced mind, it looks a good buy if the price is right. Don't forget to have a good look at the trailer, sounds as if it may need some work on it.
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Old 24 March 2009, 06:39   #10
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3750 and its on B&O. Remember it due to the lovely seat recover!
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