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Old 05 June 2007, 05:08   #1
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I ve just spent both days this weekend out on my newly aquired SR4 (ex Nos4R2), and what a boat. Anyone contemplating an SR4 get out there and buy one, I should of a couple of years ago, think im going to hold onto this one for a long time. With the 50HP it really is the perfect package, its small enough to go in the corner of the garage, it can be launched by hand, can be towed by a Clio, its economical (I used a tank of fuel each day), and more to the point its rapid!
I rather embarresed some berk in apricot trousers on a binliner when I came past him with just the prop in the water at 38 knots!

Anyone who is contemplating an Avon SR4 and who is in and around the Christchuch im happy to take you for a spin, mines not for sale though.
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Old 05 June 2007, 07:39   #2
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Alex. Glad you're having serious fun with her. Its a little bit hairy sat on the back using the ropes as handles though
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Old 05 June 2007, 08:06   #3
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I think SR 4s should be considered as the best small RIB.

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With a fifty on the back they are pretty nifty
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Old 05 June 2007, 08:28   #4
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I ve just spent both days this weekend out on my newly aquired SR4 (ex Nos4R2), and what a boat. Anyone contemplating an SR4 get out there and buy one, I should of a couple of years ago, think im going to hold onto this one for a long time. With the 50HP it really is the perfect package, its small enough to go in the corner of the garage, it can be launched by hand, can be towed by a Clio, its economical (I used a tank of fuel each day), and more to the point its rapid!
I rather embarresed some berk in apricot trousers on a binliner when I came past him with just the prop in the water at 38 knots!

Anyone who is contemplating an Avon SR4 and who is in and around the Christchuch im happy to take you for a spin, mines not for sale though.
Just sold my SR4 with a 60hp 2 stroke . Have to agree with everthing said above . Kind of sorry I sold it now but onward and upwards ( as far as 5.4m
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Old 05 June 2007, 08:59   #5
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Hi Alex interesting thread, just bought a sr4 which i am at present refurbishing i have a mooring at tuckton creek for when i have finished the refurb i have been out of boating for 20 years plus and i am just relearning the ropes i am totally unfamiliar with the christchurch area from a boating point of view .I have read that christchurch harbour and its approaches can be quite a challenge for the relativly rusty mariner i wonder if you could give me a ring for a quick chat thanks in advance

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Old 05 June 2007, 09:17   #6
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Hi Alex for you to be able to ring me it mihgt be a good idea for me to post a number dohhh :o) 07958434166

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I will give you a ring either this evening or tommorow evening, im working at the moment.
May also be worth dropping a pm to Brian (posts here as ashbypower) has he runs his powerboat school from Christchurch and does own boat tuition, it would be a good way to brush up on your skills and learn the local area.

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Hi Alex interesting thread, just bought a sr4 which i am at present refurbishing i have a mooring at tuckton creek for when i have finished the refurb i have been out of boating for 20 years plus and i am just relearning the ropes i am totally unfamiliar with the christchurch area from a boating point of view .I have read that christchurch harbour and its approaches can be quite a challenge for the relativly rusty mariner i wonder if you could give me a ring for a quick chat thanks in advance

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may be a few tips here on my site mate I agree cracking boat!

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I agree-they (and that one!) are wonderful. If it was feasable to have 2 boats I'd still have it.
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I rather embarresed some berk in apricot trousers on a binliner when I came past him with just the prop in the water at 38 knots!

I've done that many times The worst bit with that boat was keeping the speed down when in company-it just wants to be opened up.
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