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Old 12 October 2004, 06:37   #11
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I think Timboli has a point. No weedy bits have ever grown inside the flooding bit of my flatacraft, I don't think you need to worry!

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Old 12 October 2004, 06:55   #12
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Hello,

My Searider was in the water for 5 weeks this year in the adriatic sea (warm and sunny). While i have a lot of barnacles on the transom and quite some weed on the outside of the hull, i have nothing inside. Perfectly clean

Avon recommends to clean the inside from time to time with hypochlorit though. I did not do it. I only had a look inside through the big hole at the transom and desided its OK

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Old 12 October 2004, 07:13   #13
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All this talk of seariders...

All this talk of seariders! after Rogue Waves sage advice I am itching to join the club! got a wanted ad in boats and outboards no replies as yet - still as winter draws in...

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Old 12 October 2004, 15:00   #14
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Thank's guys.
You weren't seriously thinking of buying a Macgregor Yacht were you Timboli?!
There's loads of them things down here (Jack of all trades, master of none!).
Give them there due, they have sold a fair few of them.
Cant answer that in case I incriminate myself,even had a test sail-oops there I go again All before I saw the Ribbing light though.
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Old 12 October 2004, 15:11   #15
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All this talk of seariders! after Rogue Waves sage advice I am itching to join the club! got a wanted ad in boats and outboards no replies as yet - still as winter draws in...

George

High George My name is Stuart Hopkins are we corresponding by e mail!

I've been thinking about plugging the Hull and I think if you are only going to use it for commuting and leaving it afloat then I would do it. As it will sit a lot higher in the water at the mooring. thus stopping nasty water coming over the transom! Not a problem for a day sailor really but it is when you leave em in
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Old 13 October 2004, 08:27   #16
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High George My name is Stuart Hopkins are we corresponding by e mail!

I've been thinking about plugging the Hull and I think if you are only going to use it for commuting and leaving it afloat then I would do it. As it will sit a lot higher in the water at the mooring. thus stopping nasty water coming over the transom! Not a problem for a day sailor really but it is when you leave em in
Hi Stuart - no must be another George! - I started a thread asking advice on best 4.7m rib - general view was either a SR4.7 or a Ribcraft 4.8 - on balance I think the searider's the boat for me, especially given the extremely high prices people are asking for 2nd hand ribcraft

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Old 13 October 2004, 09:40   #17
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................ searider's the boat for me..........George
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Look at this http://www.babcockdisposals.co.uk/It...p?ItemID=35411 might be a project for you Des
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Old 13 October 2004, 10:03   #18
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That's amazing! The offering price on that boat is only ~15 GBP less than what I paid for a comparable Searider with trailer in the US. Economists and politicians speak of the "global marketplace" but I just can't believe how comparable the price is! I'm sure this boat will be negotiated downward a bit, but with the value of the my trailer, it will likely work out close enough to equal. My impression was that I was probably paying more for my boat as there is a much smaller market for ribs in the States. I guess that the scarcity of sellers is matched by the scarcity of buyers here...
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Old 13 October 2004, 11:37   #19
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Look at this http://www.babcockdisposals.co.uk/It...p?ItemID=35411 might be a project for you Des
Thanks for the tip Des - unfortunately a 5.4 won't fit in the garage - plan to store the boat at my folks house on the IoW and the neighbours are a bit twitchy (rear admiral RN retired...) and they wouldn't take kindly to 18ft of mouldering hypalon parked on the drive - I learned this the hard way during an extensive 'rebuild' of a chrysler sunbeam - now that was a motor 50 of loveliness orange with a brown vinyl roof - halcyon days...
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Old 13 October 2004, 11:48   #20
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...... the neighbours are a bit twitchy (rear admiral RN retired...) ....
This is an ex RN boat so he might feel right at home Des
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