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Old 22 August 2012, 11:29   #21
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Width wise from memory they are all around the 2m-ish mark , so if an SR4 goes through your door, so shoud a 4.7 and a 5.4.

Whether the garage is long enough to allow you to shut the door behind it is another matter! Have a search for garages and fit - there have been a couple of discussions on the matter.

Just remember that if your trailer is braked you may need to either take a good extra space into account or get creative wit hthe drawbar & wich like I had to do. Suffice to say my tailgate on the car will only open & clear the bow if the trailer brakes are not on.... But it fits & the door closes (just!)
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Old 22 August 2012, 11:49   #22
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Width wise from memory they are all around the 2m-ish mark , so if an SR4 goes through your door, so shoud a 4.7 and a 5.4.

Whether the garage is long enough to allow you to shut the door behind it is another matter! Have a search for garages and fit - there have been a couple of discussions on the matter.

Just remember that if your trailer is braked you may need to either take a good extra space into account or get creative wit hthe drawbar & wich like I had to do. Suffice to say my tailgate on the car will only open & clear the bow if the trailer brakes are not on.... But it fits & the door closes (just!)
Thanks for that advice. I have found the width on the Avon website at 2.03m and i have the smallest gap at 2.10 by the door so it will go. Height wise no issue with the a frame removed. Length wise i have 5.2m but of course need to take into account the up and over door. I was thinking that maybe just maybe i could shorten the draw bar or remove a small section at the rear and pop it through. Main concern really is life on tubes etc and am i going to get a few more years yet. It will certainly be the biggest rib i can go for.
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Old 22 August 2012, 12:26   #23
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maybe i could shorten the draw bar
That was done to my RC5.3's trailer to enable it to fit in the garage. So it can be done.

'Trailer Guy' on here may be able to advise
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Old 22 August 2012, 13:00   #24
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My 4.7SR on trailer was 5.10m total. One day I will buy a 4m SR with 40hp 2 stroke I'm sure - I love our SIB and the ease of carrying/launching off the boat but *any* sort of sea other than a mill pond and they slap you about like crazy + they all go sideways like a hovercraft with any sort of turn at speed. SIBs are great fun but compared to the sea handling of a decent RIB they are very poor.

I just need to wait for my (9 yr old) son to grow for a few years when we can manage a 4m RIB together and I'll be there.
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Old 22 August 2012, 13:08   #25
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Am seriously looking at getting whispers rib and hoping to trial it next week. Any thought on how long tubes last. Its a 1991 rib and powered by a 40 2 stroke. Would this be a good move do you think, only my set up is all much newer??????? Oh decisions decisions...
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If its his 4m( I thought he sold it). Its in great condition. Tubes good for another 15 years with care...
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There are some pics inhere if it is the one I think it is....just need to find them.
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Tubes should last for years to come,they where wizards at llanelli back in the day
Big difference between the 4 and 4.7 in many ways
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Tubes should last for years to come,they where wizards at llanelli back in the day
Big difference between the 4 and 4.7 in many ways
Excellent news on the tubes, thanks for that. 4.7 is the way forward.

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There are some pics inhere if it is the one I think it is....just need to find them.
I think if i remember our telephone conversation correctly he sold his orange sr4.7 a while ago and now has his ribcraft and the one i'm looking at. He has just rigged it with a 40hp two stroke yam to sell as a package.
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Excellent news on the tubes, thanks for that. 4.7 is the way forward.



I think if i remember our telephone conversation correctly he sold his orange sr4.7 a while ago and now has his ribcraft and the one i'm looking at. He has just rigged it with a 40hp two stroke yam to sell as a package.
Ah OK - sorry - I confused things . Where is he when you need him . I reckon he has had ;

SR4 with a 40 Yam
SR4.7 with a suzi that Trevor bought ( and took across to the CI recently )
SR4.7 with a 70 (?) yam that he still has ?
The grey SR4.7 that he must have put a 40 on .

I think that makes him a bit if SR4.7 fan ?
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