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Old 27 January 2014, 16:59   #31
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As I am buying new the Honda BF50 seems to be the obvious choice; max recommended HP for the SR4 and it's one of the lightest 50hp 4 strokes around.
Nice one Chris. Did you call SAL or did Clyde sort you a good deal?
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Old 27 January 2014, 17:13   #32
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Not had chance to finally sort out where the engine is coming from, too busy working putting a few more pennies in the piggy bank to pay for it.
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Old 27 January 2014, 17:19   #33
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Not had chance to finally sort out where the engine is coming from, too busy working putting a few more pennies in the piggy bank to pay for it.
Fair enough. Good choice though, I'm very happy with mine.
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Old 28 January 2014, 00:26   #34
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I don't do scuba any more so I am going to have a go at blocking the flooding hull on my sr4, any tips will be welcome.
Why not a flood gate, so you can choose if you want to fill your hull or not? There is at least one wakeboard boat using the concept.

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Old 28 January 2014, 08:12   #35
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Why not a flood gate, so you can choose if you want to fill your hull or not? There is at least one wakeboard boat using the concept.

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It's a good idea, but maybe a bit expensive. I really just want to block it and forget about it. Whereas a drainmaster looks like it will require maintenance. But many thanks for your input.
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Old 28 January 2014, 08:17   #36
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Still working.
That looks good, where did you get it from?. And what have you done for the bow holes?

Incidently I will be comming through Fort William on Sat 16 Aug. on my way to Portnadorran (a couple of miles past Arisaig)
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Old 28 January 2014, 08:26   #37
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You used to be able to buy a special blanking off kit from Avon in the early 1990's.
We made our own which basically consisted of a shaped bar that fitted in the front holes that was threaded each end. Into which we put bolts in with rubber and metal washers to make it water tight.
So they did up against one another.
In the stern we had a stainless plate with a normal drain bung fitted, this had a stainless bolt through it, which screwed into a threaded hole in a stainless bar behind, which went inside and was wider than the hole, so it just pinched the plate against the stern.

I dont know how clear that is but it can be done!!

Pictures would be good.
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Pictures would be good.
They would but I sold the boat in 1996.
I will have look but can't promise.

If not I could draw them Rolf Harris! :-)
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Poor picture quality but trust me they look a million times better than the straggle of wires.
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Seats reupholstered, very pleased!!
Helm removed for a o/h of the tilt mechanism..
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