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Old 02 September 2013, 17:21   #1
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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
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Old 02 September 2013, 17:30   #2
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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've never had any dealings with Wolf Rock n don't know anything about them, but I doubt very much they would be selling stolen boats!
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Old 02 September 2013, 17:36   #3
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Its only a cheap boat but still a lot of dosh for me, i m sure they wouldnt deal in hooky boats but if i dont ask then im the mug.. i always rac check a car
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I'd be wary of buying a used SR4 from a dealer.

I'm not saying WR are immoral/crooks or anything like that.

However, in order for any dealer to make a profit on somethng as entry level as an SR4 you'll be paying a massive markup on the private sale price of such a boat. You should get a limited warranty but it's not going to be worth a lot if you live in Coventry.
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Its only a cheap boat but still a lot of dosh for me, i m sure they wouldnt deal in hooky boats but if i dont ask then im the mug.. i always rac check a car
I guess they should be able to provide some history of ownership to put your mind at rest, no such thing as a cheap boat, just if its value for money!! hope you like the SR4
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I think they made their money on the trade in,so im hoping they re letting it go cheap through pity rather than proffit lol
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I think they made their money on the trade in,so im hoping they re letting it go cheap through pity rather than proffit lol
good luck with that one, I like the pity approach
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I think it is priced to sell and have not hered anything bad about them.
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Could make a great winter project perfect comb with the yam on it too
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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.
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Old 02 September 2013, 19:12   #10
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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.
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.

Otherwise enjoy!
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