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Old 09 June 2007, 13:34   #1
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Today I bought a SeaRider

....an SR4. I still have to collect it from Scotland (probably the end of next week) with 2 stroke 40hp Yam in excellent nick on the back.
It has the Mrs Brady Old Lady spray cover windscreen and dash! but my plan is to remove all this, the back to back seats, and fit a jockey seat and console.
I will post some pics as soon as I pick it up.
Now I have to sell the Honwave SIB, engine and trailer to make some room in the garage for the new arrival.
it will be my first RIB.
Any advice from experienced SR4 owners would of course be very appreciated.
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Old 09 June 2007, 13:53   #2
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Excellent choice. And if that motor is anything like my mates 3 cylinder Yam then it will fly and sit just right as the engine isn't too heavy for the boat.

I'm sure you'll have fun. And get rid of the spray cover and fit a jockey consol ASAP.

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Old 09 June 2007, 15:20   #3
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Many off us rib nuts have owned a searider at some point in time, can't knock um cuz there good little boats, easy to launch, sea worthy and with that 40 yam on the back will be great fun
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Old 09 June 2007, 16:17   #4
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Wae aye man!!!
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Old 09 June 2007, 18:07   #5
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Great choice of boat! I can't praise them enough - amazing sea keeping ability for 4m hull.... I had a 50 on mine and it went like a rocket (but also chine-walked very easily with one-up) - a 40 is prob better suited - pleanty of power and reasonable economy.

Mine was only what I can describe as a "hybrid" with the seats taken out and a kind of jockey console fitted. It actually worked really well and the covered area under the bow was great for storing gear. Windsheild kept the hands warm!

Good luck with your new boat - you won't be dissapointed!
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Old 09 June 2007, 18:38   #6
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Wae aye man!!!
Codprawn - I was in Burry Port Harbour today and saw you rib moored up - nice bit of kit! Though I did also like the two BRIGHT yellow fishing boats not far from your berth!
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Thanks folks...
I am pretty excited I have to say ...
So, first thing on my list will be getting a jockey console sorted.
The hull colour is a sort of deep orange/orangey red...

As I want the ability to cram the kids into the thing, I was thinking, I would "split" the front/back seating thats in...and keep one half of it and move it to the back of the boat.
Then put a one or two man jockey console in front ...

So... if someone can steer me the right way to a jockey console moulded in the right colour for my hull? any recommendations?

thanks
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Old 09 June 2007, 19:01   #8
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Codprawn - I was in Burry Port Harbour today and saw you rib moored up - nice bit of kit! Though I did also like the two BRIGHT yellow fishing boats not far from your berth!
Thanks for that - was hoping to go out but too much work to do - not funny in this heat!!!

Those Cheetah cats are great but do slam a bit.
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