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Old 13 March 2009, 07:03   #1
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So Happy....got myself a SR4

Well after a few months of searching, i managed to get hold of a sound little 4m Searider made in 1983.

It needs a bit of work doing and i want to fit a two seater console/jockey and a nice 50hp two stroke depending on whats available.

I will get around to searching the forum for the answers but for the next few days i want to spend my time scrubbing her down, getting all the bits and pieces i need to get her ready.

So if you dont mind can i fire some questions to the like of Nos, Dhd, Chewy, JSP and any other Searider expert/owner (sorry if i have failed to mention anyone specifically).

1. Where can i buy a nice 2 seater console with individual backrests, due to the height of my girlfriend and i (both over 6'), would prefer the seats as high as possible.

2. The deck has been painted orange, can i get matching deck paint and if so where?

3. The transom has a few holes where bits have been fitted and removed over the years, can i just fill these with a GRP filler?

4. As space is going to be at a premium, where would you recommend fitting the fuel tanks (2x 25L)?

5. The last one for now, does anyone know of a Yamaha 50 (like rocking horse sh*t, i know) to go on the back or am i wasting my time looking?

I am in cloud 9 at the moment and can't wait to get her on the water.

Thanks in advance guys
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Old 13 March 2009, 07:27   #2
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Congrats Gibbo,
you better take me off that list of experts I got my first RIB last year and it was a 4m searider with a 50hp merc. They are great!
I'd say the first thing to do asap is to get them holes sealed with a sealent and then think about filling them in.
There a manual start yam 50 on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/YAMAHA-50HP-LONG-SHAFT-PULL-START-3CYL-WARRANTY_W0QQitemZ280312980746QQcmdZViewItemQQptZU K_CarsParts_Vehicles_Boat_Engines_EngineParts_SM?h ash=item280312980746&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparm s=72%3A1683|66%3A4|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318
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Old 13 March 2009, 07:36   #3
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1.Think John was looking at console on ebay, it was JBT marine that were selling em.

2.East coast fibreglass supplies do lots of paints, both international and ral colours.

3.Get some sikaflex and stainless bolts put some in the hole and around the bolt and do up just finger tight, let it go off then nip it up.

As for the last two I'm not sure and I've pm'd you.
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Old 13 March 2009, 07:40   #4
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1 plenty around try steve the boat on this forum shakespeare is his company,

Leewayis anothe osprey. (David Manning can gett hem)

2 yep you can get deck paint International, blakes and Jotun both make non slip deck paint Aquafa sell International and blakes I think.
www.aquafax.co.uk

3 yep but to be betterer you want to make a mix up of epoxy filler GRP isn't ahesive but epoxy is I'll find a link I'm in Dartmouth tue or wed if you wan't to go the epoxy route then I can drop you off a bit of pigment

http://www.marinesuperstore.com/posi...edpartno=01339

5. I got a buddy inABerdeen who has a Yam 55 2 pot on his Searider and he's looking at a 90. I'm a seeing himin 10 days I'll ask him if he's selling.

BTW be wary when buying a Tohatsu 50 that they haven't come off the back of a zap or ceaser cat. cos they will have had a hard life
Are you the bloke that's just reduced DHD to tearsby buying a boat he had his eye on, but not too closely obviously
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Old 13 March 2009, 07:40   #5
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Couple of 50s for sale on here at the mo - not Yams tho......
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Nice Yam 40

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FLETCHER-ARROW...1%7C240%3A1318

May be worth buying just for the engine, then sell the boat and trailer on.
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1.Think John was looking at console on ebay, it was JBT marine that were selling em.
That was a single Jockey seat mate.
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Old 13 March 2009, 07:53   #8
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Well after a few months of searching, i managed to get hold of a sound little 4m Searider made in 1983.
Well done.


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5. The last one for now, does anyone know of a Yamaha 50 (like rocking horse sh*t, i know) to go on the back or am i wasting my time looking?
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Yamaha-50hp-3c...1%7C240%3A1318


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Old 13 March 2009, 08:00   #9
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Not sure of your budget
http://www.outhill.com/jockey_consoles.htm
and prices
http://www.outhill.com/Consolesprices.html#jockeyprice
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That was a single Jockey seat mate.
I was thinking of sticking it behind the console, thats all Humber do.
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