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Old 09 May 2013, 17:03   #11
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The Force engine would put some off & do not have the best rep.
Are you all adults or are you taking kids out with you?
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Old 09 May 2013, 17:06   #12
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no just adults, looks like a decent sr5.4 with sound engine might be a good choice.

Anyone know of a decent one for sale?
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Old 09 May 2013, 17:10   #13
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avon searider sr4 rib. yamaha autolube 30hp electric start. 25knotts, boat and tubes in good condition.

this is also tempting however no trailer, and small engine
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Old 09 May 2013, 17:16   #14
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avon searider sr4 rib. yamaha autolube 30hp electric start. 25knotts, boat and tubes in good condition.

this is also tempting however no trailer, and small engine
You will want min. Of a 40hp on that but I would go for a 50hp
5k should get you a good set up Sr4 but I would go for a 5.4m should be doable with your budget!
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Old 09 May 2013, 17:35   #15
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out of interest does anyone know the differences between a 1985 avon dive rescue / dive boat and a sea rider?

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Old 09 May 2013, 18:09   #16
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theres is an old Avon Dive boat 5.6m locally for 2.5 k however its pretty old 1985 i think.
This one?
http://www.jtinsight.com/Classifieds...on-Resue-Boat/
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Old 09 May 2013, 18:16   #17
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that's the one
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Old 09 May 2013, 18:28   #18
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Looks like an SR 5.4 though I'm no expert on Avons. Somebody else should be able to tell you what the going rates are for these, my advice would be to ignore the fact it has an engine, a 20 year old force ob is pretty much worthless and unlikely to be worth spending money on.

Also, ignore the 6.5m Prosport rib on JT Insight, on account of it being a Prosport. (Search Prosport on here for why)
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Old 09 May 2013, 18:29   #19
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i have a tornado in the for sale section in you budget,old but very capable boat,get in touch if you fancy a look
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For round the coastline and bays then I'd be happy with a 5m ish boat. However, if you want to do France and the other islands then I'd be looking at a 6m as a minimum unless you are only going to go when the conditions are absolutely perfect. I used to do Alderney regularly on a 5.8 which became hard work if there was a bit of wind against tide.
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