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Old 11 July 2012, 13:59   #1
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hello
i recently accquired a cheap avon sr5,just a couple of questions.
1.it's been retubed at some point in red and is looking faded whats the best restorer chemical?
2.i've blanked off the ballast system,whats pepoles views on this?

thankyou lee
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Old 11 July 2012, 14:16   #2
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1. What material is the new tubes made of?

2. Why ask 'after' you have done it?
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Old 11 July 2012, 15:21   #3
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thanks for your reply
i'm not sure what the tubes are made from,i don't know much about ribs.how can i find out?
when i first looked at the boat i thought the ballast system was homemade and after using it found it was a bit arse down.was it a standard system for these boats?
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Old 11 July 2012, 15:26   #4
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Rather than rehash a load of old posts, search the forums for ' TFR ' and 'Flooding Hull'.

You'll get a fair bit of reading
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thanks nos4r2,flooding hull looks like a big subject.just one more would my sr5 be classed as a 5.4?
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thanks nos4r2,flooding hull looks like a big subject.just one more would my sr5 be classed as a 5.4?
Yes.

Is yours actually an SR5 on the transom plate?
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Old 12 July 2012, 02:10   #7
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2. Why ask 'after' you have done it?
Hey pal - give him a chance hes only asking. You've only been here a dog watch too!

Sorry forgot - you are now our new Avon Searider resident specialist with all those "toys"!
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Old 12 July 2012, 04:02   #8
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Your starting now, give me a chance I am a new member and posting can be scary, just trying to find my way around the forum and keen to ask questions

You don't need to remind people that I am the Searider specialist, I have been working on these type of craft for at least 4 weeks, I have attached lots of things and am good at sourcing necessary stuff for them (photos supplied) if they have a question they can just ask me
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Fair enough
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it says its an sr5 on the plate so i take thats what it is,i just can't find much on here about sr5 more the sr4 and 5.4. i know loads about hard boats but jack all about ribs hence my torrid of questions.
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Nice one, there isn't many of those about, never been in one but I've had a few sr4.7's and they are great. Do you have any pics?
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Lots of Avon expertise on here

Most things you can probably think of asking will have been asked before. A quick search using key words might bring luck. If not, just ask and you'll probably get a queue of folks offering good advice.

Just be patient with the banter until you're calibrated to it. Much of it can be wicked Oh, and watch out for WiLlfish
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its in storage at mo,got to tell the wife yet!
its been retubed in red and has a 75 merc on,i've got a few jobs i want to do to it and will have pics on in due coarse.
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its in storage at mo,got to tell the wife yet!
Why?
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Seariders are great and I have really enjoyed owning mine, I started out with an SR4 and once you know what you are doing it is quite fun.

Here is my project thread if you want to have a read

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i orginally brought it for the engine and trailer for a dory i've got but changed my mind after taking it for a spin ,i plan to fit a smaller console and an anchor locker if no one buys her first!
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Old 16 July 2012, 15:39   #17
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I might be able to help you out here.. I have a 4.7 and a 5.4 in our shed at the moment ( I love the Shed) Tell me what the measurement of yours is from the outside of the transom to the centre of the bow under the tubes. Run the tape along the hull on the inside underneath the tubes and then I will measure mine.

Also if you have an email address PM it to me as I have a nifty file from searider with the specs on which I will send you.

re TFR 9.97 should cover it

HYPER CONCENTRATE TFR's

having just seen your pictures take the measurement from the outside it will be easier
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