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Old 24 December 2007, 06:18   #21
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No no, no criticism of the Searider refurbishment at all. It looks jolly good indeed.

I just thought Biggles was being a little exuberant with his praise.
Put a revolving yellow light on it and we'd have to send round the smelling salts!

Biggles, I'm out on the river very often. You're welcome on board anytime!
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Old 24 December 2007, 08:06   #22
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Put a revolving yellow light on it and we'd have to send round the smelling salts!
dats hittin beloe de bitt ov strinng dat bigguls yewses too howld iz trowzers upp yew cocknee chinskracher.

bare in mynd dat hee reesently ad a bullb bloww inn iz yeller reevolvin lites wich neerly spoylt iz crismus til hee sum cownsellin an a pakkit ov prowzac

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Old 24 December 2007, 10:12   #23
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I want that console! I realized on a 40 mi round trip in some rough stuff last year, that the standard Searider console & seating is too low. It's not tall enough to comfortably stand over the jockey seat for more than a few seconds. Either that, or I need to start doing a bunch of squats every day to build up my thighs!

Looking at these photos and coveting that console it occurred to me to simply build a box section to bolt into the boat and mount the existing console/jockey seat to, raising it a few inches. Anyone done such a thing? I'm too cheap to buy a whole new console...
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Old 24 December 2007, 17:59   #24
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im sure that would be an easy conversion to do,!!
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Old 26 December 2007, 09:54   #25
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Looks good Matt, when and where do you plan to get it wet? I'd be pleased to bring Titch along for the ride
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Old 26 December 2007, 12:04   #26
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Hi Chap,. well hopefully Chris and i are going to launch in cardiff or somewhere relatively local, i know Hightower wanted a cruise, so it may mean a southampton jaunt, will keep you posted!!
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Old 26 December 2007, 14:47   #27
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Looks like Friday could well be the day John.

Why don't we do a Cardiff Jaunt as I think Hightower may be looking to out next week or at the w/e.

Only problem is the weather looks shite for Friday

Monday may be an option for me as well.
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Old 26 December 2007, 14:58   #28
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Fabulous boyo fabulous!!
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Old 27 December 2007, 08:56   #29
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Matt H...Are you from the Cardiff area?..the reason i ask is, I`m a newbie,I`ve recently bought my first rib, an avon searider 4m..It wont be going in the water till around March, I`d like to get the engine serviced and it needs a new steering cable, is there anywhere local you could recommend i take it to get this work done. The engine is a Yamaha 40hp...Thanks in advance..
Forgot to mention i live in Mountainash, 18 miles from Cardiff.
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We get all our engines serviced by WestPoint Marine in Cardiff Bay - Dave does a great job imo
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