Originally Posted by Nos4r2
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.
Agree the transom looks weird, it should be straight across on an SR4. Looks like it might have been raised to accommodate an XL shaft outboard in the past?? The Yam 50 looks like a long shaft though so needs careful checking. Steering bar rusty?
Stainless A frame, nice mitering and welding but bin it!
The trailer looks like an old Snipe with half leafsprings and not Indespension units which is probably why the wheels are tilted and not the bearings.
Hull has been painted white (transom is in original orange) make sure it's not hiding any bodyfiller repairs! Check under the bows area where the hull meets the tube flange for gel coat cracking and worse. Common to see damage and shoddy repairs here on SR4's.
Tubes are original and don't look too bad. You can just see where the dash and bow apron have been removed from when it had front seats before the console was fitted. Make sure the hypalon isn't threadbare, damaged or leaking. Good time to look is first thing on a cold morning when the seller haven't had chance to pump them back up.
Ideally take someone who knows Seariders with you or be prepared to carry on spending lots of time and money getting this sorted over winter.