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Old 02 September 2013, 19:15   #11
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Transom has been messed with (an SR4 transom doesn't have a raised bit...curious as to why thats been done) and the description about 'transom needs a plate' suggests that it's not healthy at all. I'd suspect the floor probably isn't good either as it's got a different console in.

The trailer wheels look like the bearings are shot as well.

It MIGHT be worth doing, but that definitely isn't a ready to roll boat. Be prepared to invest some serious time into it,and don't go paying anything towards it til you've closely inspected it.
yeh i`ve read seariders suffer with both ,the yam is leaking from the thermostat housing too ,i took this as a plus sign as he was honest enough to mention it ,they have serviced the engine and changed the impellor too
i`ve been stung paying my money upfront before so if it`s gone this weekend despite our gentlemens agreement (though he did want money to hold it) then c`est la vie
i will tell them the boat must be ready to roll as regards to the bearings as it will be a near 300 mile round trip

i dont mind a bit of graft though i`ll be sad to see the s.i.b go ... strange i started off wanting a rubber dinghy with a 2.5 hp ..where will it all end
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Old 03 September 2013, 02:05   #12
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i seem to remember a bit more than a 300 round trip to Scotland to pick my SR4 up, then just as long a trip down to the Sth coast to pick the trailer up, worth the effort though and that was just the start of it, Mike at Osprey has been busy so far
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Old 03 September 2013, 03:12   #13
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i seem to remember a bit more than a 300 round trip to Scotland to pick my SR4 up, then just as long a trip down to the Sth coast to pick the trailer up, worth the effort though and that was just the start of it, Mike at Osprey has been busy so far
You're trying to cram a quart into a pint pot there!
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Old 03 September 2013, 04:26   #14
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You're trying to cram a quart into a pint pot there!
yes, I know, but should look good when it's done !
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Old 03 September 2013, 05:27   #15
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very close to buying an sr4 from the wolf rock boat company , has anyone had any dealings with them

what should i look out for

how do i make sure its not stolen etc
I visited them this summer on a week end road trip while looking for our new boat, they don't normally open on a week end but opened so I could look at a boat that they had. They came across up front and genuine , I didn't get our boat from them only on budget.

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very close to buying an sr4 from the wolf rock boat company
well, come on, what's happening, have you bought it yet

I don't want to be the only one on Ribnet spending all my pocket money on a SR4 project this winter
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Old 03 September 2013, 13:34   #17
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haha i shall be going saturday if its still available
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haha i shall be going saturday if its still available
sounds like a plan

I agree with a lot of what has been said re the pics of the SR4, what to be aware of etc, but at the end of the day it's got to be your decision, is it right for you? I was very lucky when I found mine, the guy was dead straight, the tubes were shot, so I knew all I was buying was a solid hull, deck n transom, no engine n no trailer, but that's what I wanted. you just need to balance up what Wolf Rock are asking with what you see when you get there, is the trailer any use at all, is the engine worth having, how good are the tubes and how much work is involved with the transom. and will the do a deal, you are there, cash in hand, take it away etc, end of the season n all that, my guess would be they don't really want an old SR4 on their yard, so you may well get a good deal
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sounds like a plan

I agree with a lot of what has been said re the pics of the SR4, what to be aware of etc, but at the end of the day it's got to be your decision, is it right for you? I was very lucky when I found mine, the guy was dead straight, the tubes were shot, so I knew all I was buying was a solid hull, deck n transom, no engine n no trailer, but that's what I wanted. you just need to balance up what Wolf Rock are asking with what you see when you get there, is the trailer any use at all, is the engine worth having, how good are the tubes and how much work is involved with the transom. and will the do a deal, you are there, cash in hand, take it away etc, end of the season n all that, my guess would be they don't really want an old SR4 on their yard, so you may well get a good deal
I would completely agree with Chris, keep remembering they probably want rid of it more than you want it.

Wolf Rock are alright in terms of it being stolen, mate of a mate owns it and I met him a couple of years ago at the SBS. Its my view that they do not deal in dodgy stock.

Go down there and bargain hard to get yourself a good deal and then tell us how you got on.

Good luck.
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I think Cookee is pretty local to them, might be worth asking if he'd have a look?
Not sure if he's busy racing at the moment though?
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