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Old 10 February 2015, 15:27   #1
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Swapping SR4 for 5.4m

I'm considering my SR4 30hp for a 5.4m (could do with the space).

I notice there are very few on the market at the moment, anyone any idea what sort of price i should expect to pay?

Looking for one either as a full unit, or I'd buy separate hull/trailer and engine. Ideally looking for a 90hp PTT.
Age wise i'm not too concerned, so long as the hull is structurally sound and the transom isnt rotten. Something that is tatty and needs some good tlc, clean up or wetcoat isnt so much an issue, I quite like the project.

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Old 10 February 2015, 17:47   #2
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All in package 4-6k ball park. 3-7k for more tired or mint examples.
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Old 10 February 2015, 17:53   #3
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Huge jump from the SR4 to SR5.4 then! I just thought i was looking at unrealistic winter prices!
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Old 11 February 2015, 05:04   #4
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My last 4m searider sold for 3400 5.4m bought for 2700... 90hp yam PTT.
Just got to do some digging and waiting. I bought a package then took the 60hp and waited for a 90hp for a few months.
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sub 3k isn't going to get you a very good whole package.

If you consider you need a trailer for the road that is roadworthy, an engine of at least 55hp plus (ideally 75-90) that works, and a hull and tubes that isn't holed or needs re-tubing, it will be over 3.5k IMHO.

If you can give on one of the three, ie you don't need a decent roadworthy trailer, you don't mind scrappy patched tubes, or don't mind having a poorer make/lower hp/old 2 smoke engine, then you may find something. Could be false economy though.

But if you want all three and also what everyone wants, a roadworthy roller trailer, with non patched/airtight tubes, undamaged hull (bar a few scrapes) and a Yam 2S or modern 2Stroke/4stroke with PTT 75-90 , it will be >4.5k.
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Cheers guys for the input, I'll have to keep my eye out and see what turns up. Theres not all that much advertised at the moment, hopefully it will ramp up as the season gets going.
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Does anyone have any thoughts on this that's advertised?

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That much chequerplate suggests they know the transom is fubar.
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