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Old 01 December 2010, 07:36   #1
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What are the SR4 alternatives?

Hi,

My local sailing club is looking into replacing one of its older SR4 and i was looking into the alternatives. I know that SR4's are widely loved on here but what are the alternatives?

It also needs to fit into a garage and have a relatively high jockey console so people don't hurt their backs.

The alternatives i have found is the Ribcraft 4.2m, Zodiac 420, Ribeye TA400 & the Humber Assault 4m.

Can anyone think of any more?

Thanks
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Old 01 December 2010, 07:39   #2
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Brig make a 4m RIB with jockey console and hypalon tube option.




Or, there's the 4m Avon Adventure.
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Old 01 December 2010, 07:45   #3
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Brig, ok thanks i will get in touch with them regarding some info and costings.

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Wheres it going to be used?
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Beach launched and used in Carmarthen Bay (SW Wales), relatively sheltered and normally within 2 miles of the coast.

The worst conditions is a chop a few feet high, very occasionally it kicks up into a swell a couple of meters high.

We bought a 5m Assault as an upgrade from a 4.65m Avon Supersport last year and it is an improvement, even the slightly raised bow helps.
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The 4.2m Ribcraft was done by the same person who designed the SR4.
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Thats good to know, i have emailed Ribcraft for a quote, just have to see how competitive it is compared to everything else .

Also, the current plan is to transfer a 30hp Honda 4 stroke onto it from the SR4 so has to be manageable with that on the back.
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Not sure if 4.5m is too big? but that would give you:

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Unfortunately 4.5 is too big, and i think we are going to be limited to a new SR4 or a Zodiac Pro420 as these seem to have the narrowist beam, the garage must have a small door, the 5m Assault was tested and wouldn't fit and that has a 2m beam, same as its 4m equivalent. Most of the others i have found info on have a wider beam than the SR4.

I have emailed Avon and i think someone will be ringing them, but any ideas how much a new SR4 costs? I think it would only be a bare hull and we'd source a taller console else where.
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I have emailed Avon and i think someone will be ringing them, but any ideas how much a new SR4 costs? I think it would only be a bare hull and we'd source a taller console else where. [/QUOTE]

Avon pro (commercial) have now teamed with Zodiac and are producing new SR's under the Zodiac brand using the same design. Get hold of the latest copy of Sports boat and RIB as there is a small write up in there. or www.zodiacmilpro.com
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