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Old 15 August 2008, 17:43   #11
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I'd suggest you go for a 4m Searider with a 50hp - it will do the job, no problem. This one only made 3k and it knocks spots off that twatsoo, despite being a bit older:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA:IT&ih=010
Looks like a bargain to me ... good package and trust me ... if you buy a smaller one it wont be long before your upgrading. I started with one of these, had 3 others and am now looking for a 7.5m 250HP
The Avon is an excellent all round package for what you want. I even managed a deepwater start on mono with mine (you do need to be good at holding your breath though )
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Old 16 August 2008, 05:35   #12
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..... I even managed a deepwater start on mono with mine (you do need to be good at holding your breath though )
Yep - been there
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Old 18 August 2008, 20:53   #13
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4m Searider on ebay

Another one here with a Yam 50. Would make a good boat, once the folding seats were chucked out and the A-frame 'reprofiled':

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Avon-Searider-...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Old 19 August 2008, 04:40   #14
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Thank you everyone for the varied and interesting replies.

Having looked at the RIB and looked into the issue of towing a skiier I found it to be in near perfect condition, not a mark on it. It pulls a single skiier no problem at all (much to my surprise) so I have bought it.

Will be chugging around Teignmouth/Torquay over the coming weeks complete with squealing kids on the donut!

Thanks for all your help
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Old 19 August 2008, 04:59   #15
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