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Old 13 March 2009, 08:17   #11
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Thanks guys for the bombardment of replies.

Will get round to replying later on.
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Old 13 March 2009, 09:30   #12
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Gibbo, do you know Jim Brent at the ship in dock, he has a yammie 50 for sale
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Old 13 March 2009, 09:38   #13
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http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/BHM492

Not yamaha's but still worth a look.
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Old 13 March 2009, 10:26   #14
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I'm selling this 50 at the moment:
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=28756
Bomb proof engine, was considering keeping it to put on a 4m Searider I have just bought for my self. Would happily deliver to Dartmouth free of charge.
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Old 13 March 2009, 10:48   #15
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I'm selling this 50 at the moment:
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=28756
Bomb proof engine, was considering keeping it to put on a 4m Searider I have just bought for my self. Would happily deliver to Dartmouth free of charge.
Thats got to be worth considering !
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Old 13 March 2009, 20:20   #16
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With reference to the Mariner 50 on boatsandoutboards..

I sold one of those 50hp 3 cylinders Mariners last weekend for 1000, including a 60 remote fitting kit. Bill Hingham Marine quoted me a 1000 trade in value for my 2006, they are selling the 2006 model for 2200.
HOWEVER.. these are the short shaft version.. and would require hacking the transom on a searider down by 3 inches to make it fit. Seariders at best do not have much transom above the water when at rest.

DO NOT CUT YOUR TRANSOM DOWN... buy a longshaft.. Also those short shaft 50hp Mariners (actually are Tohatsu beneath the covers..) They wanted 800 + VAT to convert them to a long shaft.

I paid just 480 for a 4.5m avon of late, but refused to cut the transom down, for that exact reason..

I have had four 4 metre seariders, engined with 40hp yam 3 cylinder, 55 Yamaha 2 cylinder, 60 Mariner 3 cylinder, and a brand new 50hp 3 cylinder in 2006.

I would recommend Yamaha as the best brand stick with that choice if you can find one.

Generally I believe may be wrong but it is the short shaft engines you get on zap cats.

The avon is a tough little boat, can't beat them.
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Old 13 March 2009, 20:24   #17
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Transom holes..

Also transom holes, use epoxy resin, and will eb nice and strong. If you have any alloy plates on transom check beneath for rot / damage.
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Old 13 March 2009, 21:47   #18
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I'm with Badbaws on transoms-DON'T cut it down.

As for consoles, mock up the height in the hull you feel safe at before you go buying/fixing anything down. If you can't stand up at the helm, you may find it's better with a lower console like the original Avon and the ones Leeway sells as it'll throw you about less.
Mine had 2x25 litre tanks inside the console which were accessed via a cutout in the back of it.
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Old 14 March 2009, 11:28   #19
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Pictures so far

Here are a few pictures of the SR4:

As i bought her;

http://rib.net/forum/attachment.php?...1&d=1237044224
http://rib.net/forum/attachment.php?...1&d=1237043883
http://rib.net/forum/attachment.php?...1&d=1237043883

After a good scrub down of the tubes and deck scrape;

http://rib.net/forum/attachment.php?...1&d=1237043883
http://rib.net/forum/attachment.php?...1&d=1237044226

Need to tidy up the transom a bit, any suggestions for tidying up the flooding inlet and outlet holes?
Also where can i get a nice transom plate front and rear (missing) possibly platic or metal?

What do you think of the A frame, I agree with Dhd, it looks a bit high?

Anyway a long way to go but coming along nicely.
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I had my eye on that one! Very nice little boat. Be even nicer with my engine on it though
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