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Old 11 July 2012, 14:59   #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, 15:16   #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, 16:21   #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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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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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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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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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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