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Old 14 March 2011, 14:54   #1
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SR4 on a tiller, good idea or not?

Got another SR4 and was thinking of having an open deck and tiller steer, the hull will be blocked off.
I noticed DHD said consoles were better but on my current SR4 I tend to get flung around alot, throttling back would cure this but then thats no fun. Had a go on my friends RIB with a lower console and didn't like it.
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Consoles flung about , tiller flung out ?
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Consoles flung about , tiller flung out ?
Would have thought been sat on the deck meant less chance of falling out?
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You'll sit on the tubes - if only to look cool ..... A tiller sat on the floor can be hard work ....

Look at the inshore rescue boats off the beaches .....all sat on tubes...
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You'll sit on the tubes - if only to look cool ..... A tiller sat on the floor can be hard work ....

Look at the inshore rescue boats off the beaches .....all sat on tubes...
All sit on the deck Up Norf!
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Max hp is down to 25hp IIRC when the SR4 is operated on a tiller.

Do you want to buy an Avon centre console?
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Max hp is down to 25hp IIRC when the SR4 is operated on a tiller.

Do you want to buy an Avon centre console?
I've already got a console ta!
So how bad would it be with a 50hp tiller?
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Deep vee hull gives a fair degree of lean in turns, so you could chuck yourself out if you gave it some unexpected full lock during a bit of a 'moment'.
Should be a bit of a larf but I'd recommend using a killcord.



BTW, you can never have too many consoles.
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BTW, you can never have too many consoles.
So you want to buy mine lol!
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Max hp is down to 25hp IIRC when the SR4 is operated on a tiller.
You sure? I worked at an outdoor centre a few(!) years ago with yam 30s on tiller. Or is this a new Health & safety thing?

The one good thing is it's highly manoeverable, the down side is it is literlally a pain in the bum if you are out for any length of time........ The most interesting bit is getting on the plane as all the water sloshes back to the drain hole to join you & the engine!

Also make sure you have one with the steel transom braces - the fibreglass wedges give you nowhere to wedge your feet.
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