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Old 22 August 2012, 17:25   #31
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Hi the way i get my boat (not a searider )to fit in garage is to move snubber post forwards on trailer as far as poss, then winch boat forward up to post again , i have a roller trailer, this shortens overhaul lenght of trailer /boat set up , have to put back befor use but only takes about 10mins.
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Old 22 August 2012, 17:30   #32
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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 ?
I think so, but proves they must be a good rib or that he has a fetish.....

When i spoke to him earlier he stated it should reach 27 knts, which is what i get out of my Zodiac 2 up.

Providing its got enough power to be good fun and not be sluggish it should be perfect for me.
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Old 23 August 2012, 04:33   #33
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Avon tubes I believe have/had a 10 year guarantee.

I had a 1978 SR5.4 and the tubes were fine when I sold it in 2005.
I think it spent most of its early life inside out of the sun which helped but 2000 to 2005 was outside without a cover.

Current SR4 is a 1997 I think and lived in a container until 2006 and then on a mooring with no cover - all ok still.

So, if the tubes look ok now and you'll be keeping it in a garage they'll be fine for a long while.

But - my 1998 scorpion tubes are near the end of their life having been outside most of their life.

You can't beat the older avon fabric :-)
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Old 23 August 2012, 05:07   #34
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I have a 1977 one and the the tubes are fine...as long as you don't mind the boat not looking sexy. I have a pre 1972 Redcrest that also lives outside and the hypalon on it is fine too. Keeping it under cover in a garage is a good idea. Do that and it will last a very long time.
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Old 23 August 2012, 14:26   #35
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Well following all of Whispers help and advice and the members on here i have decided to go for it. Provisionaly sold pending confirmation i can actually get it in the garage, but i think that should be ok with a little tinkering.

Now for an engine.

Then to sell mine.

Hopefully i'm doing the right thing
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Old 23 August 2012, 14:34   #36
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Now for an engine.
What do you have in mind?
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Old 23 August 2012, 14:37   #37
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Ideally a four stroke, (i know that could be frowned upon with a searider by some posts ive researched) but i have to consider fuel consumption.

Something around the 60 mark, PTT, Electric start.

Even a 50 if it will push it enough.

Tried local marine stores but they dont have anything at moment.
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I had a 60 hp Mercury 4 stroke on mine and it was OK but more would have been better - spoke to our local rescue boat guys at the weekend who run a 70 2 stroke Yam on their 4.7 four up and it flies big time.
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I had a 60 4 Mercury stroke on mine and it was OK but more would have been better - spoke to our local rescue boat guys at the weekend who run a 70 2 stroke Yam on theirs and it flies big time.
Hmmm when you say ok, how ok?

I know the 70 would be better but i really have to think of running costs.
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I guess it's all relative and other SR owners will be much better qualified to answer that but I really think a 2 stroke 60 would be the desirable minimum.
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