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Old 29 July 2014, 18:02   #21
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That's quite expensive.
I'd pay3.5-4k for the boat + 5-6k for the engine + whatever the trailer is.
If I was to go for SR, I'd go for 4.7m, but it's so hard to find them SH.
They come up and for less than £10k+trailer...
Patience is important is the SH market. And don't expect 4.7's on fleabay - good ones the owners know what they have and will list where people who know what they are buying will see them like on here. They go quick.

Beware 4.7m in a 5m garage will almost certainly need some trailer mods to make the draw bar adjustable.

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I've never thought of aluminium hulls. What are the pros and cons of aluminium vs fiberglass?
Aluminium lighter but more expensive.
Aluminium harder to damage but harder to repair
Aluminium + Metals + electricity ?

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25miles offshore with 3 adults and gear, I'd want to be in something bigger than what fits in your garage.

:-(

SR4/Ribcraft 4.8
People have been round the UK in 4m Ribs. But comfort and fits in your garage don't go together.
You could get a porn star config SR4 and have seats for 4. But not sure I'd want to be 20miles off shore in a pornstar SR! (I don't do backwards on trains!!)
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for 4k you could buy a searider hull and completely refit it out with new tubes, console etc.

There is this Avon 4.65m RIB with Mariner 40hp | eBay

I think it is a searider 4.7? That engine has got to be worth at least what he has it advertised at so may even be a free boat?!
That doesn't look right to me. The tubes look wrong. It also looks like a money pit. This guy wants to buy it and put in in the ogin not get the polishing clothsout...

Re engine... really hope so as the tubes look well past it and the trailer looks like its built from mechano...


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What about SR4.7? And you're right, 25miles it's a bit too much, but I still need to get 15-17nm to get to the fishing marks.
17nm from the Solent? Is that mid-channel? Why dya want a rib?
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Old 30 July 2014, 01:15   #22
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They come up and for less than £10k+trailer...
Patience is important is the SH market. And don't expect 4.7's on fleabay - good ones the owners know what they have and will list where people who know what they are buying will see them like on here. They go quick.

Beware 4.7m in a 5m garage will almost certainly need some trailer mods to make the draw bar adjustable.



Aluminium lighter but more expensive.
Aluminium harder to damage but harder to repair
Aluminium + Metals + electricity ?


People have been round the UK in 4m Ribs. But comfort and fits in your garage don't go together.
You could get a porn star config SR4 and have seats for 4. But not sure I'd want to be 20miles off shore in a pornstar SR! (I don't do backwards on trains!!)

That doesn't look right to me. The tubes look wrong. It also looks like a money pit. This guy wants to buy it and put in in the ogin not get the polishing clothsout...

Re engine... really hope so as the tubes look well past it and the trailer looks like its built from mechano...




17nm from the Solent? Is that mid-channel? Why dya want a rib?
Because it can handle better seas and it's more economical for the same size compared to a solid hull. That's as far as I'm aware. I might be wrong, though.
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Old 31 July 2014, 11:30   #23
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SR4 +50hp 2 stroke =
I had one with a Evinrude 50, fantastic combination and we had hours and hours of fun with ours.

Me too, SR4 with a Suzuki DT55, miles of smiles
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If you have the possibility to keep the trailer outside, the rib might be dropped to a cradle inside the garage. Some additional hassle each time but that way guess a SR 4.7 would fit.
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Here in the USA we can spec out trailers with a folding tongue. You pull a pin and the tongue with the hydraulic brake line and wiring folds to the side. There is another style with a quick disconnect for the brake line, and it slides out and you set it off to the side, but that is not very common. They both allow the trailer to be the same length as the boat though.



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Old 31 July 2014, 16:56   #26
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This is what I need and in this case I can go for a close to 5m RIB. Thanks to all of you who replied.
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This is what I need and in this case I can go for a close to 5m RIB. Thanks to all of you who replied.
Is it available in the UK?

UK trailer regs changes last year or so to require type approval for new kit so may make find a sneaky import tricky...
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Is it available in the UK?

UK trailer regs changes last year or so to require type approval for new kit so may make find a sneaky import tricky...

Only ever seen these on imported USA trailers that were not legal in the UK even before the regs changed.

They are a good idea, but would they work with overrun brakes ?
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I looked into these too, and was told by local Indespension branch that they're illegal to use in the UK.
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May not need a braked trailer for a 4.7? Hull 250kg, Engine 120kg, Trailer 150kg, Gear 200kg...
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