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Old 23 October 2007, 17:02   #1
Country: UK - Scotland
Make: avon searider 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: yamaha 90
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4

hi i am new to the rib world but got my self a 5.4 metre avon searider then i bought a 90hp engine 1 question do i need the support that goes from the floor to the back where the engine sit on to give it more suppot or will it be okay with out them

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Old 23 October 2007, 17:06   #2
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Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
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Yes you need them.
Good choice on engine
Got any pics?

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Old 24 October 2007, 07:42   #3
Country: Other
Town: Oakley
Boat name: Zerstörer
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
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Join Date: Jun 2003
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For your info, I got prices for two of these from an Avon dealer for the SR 4 meter and it was under £60.
In the end I had some made up form stainless steel by a friend.

Hope thats of some help.

And yes you do need them.

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Old 24 October 2007, 14:40   #4
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
Join Date: Dec 2003
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SR5.4 + ninety

good call these are such good boats for ribbing on cos they can take a beating so you can have a lot of fun as your skill grows. Getting new ones made up is a good idea as you can have them made a bit beefire which adds some more strength..

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