Originally Posted by Barrowboy
I'm new to ribbing and would ask that you forgive my ignorance but just what is the attraction with refurbishing Sea Riders? Are they the ribbing equivalent of a classic car; an old MG Roadster perhaps?
Please don't get me wrong, I've thoroughly enjoyed reading the refurb threads and there's some serious work been undertaken but I get the impression a lot of ribbers have a 'family rib' and then a Sea Rider sat in the garage too?
So, what is it about the old Avon Sea Riders and is there a model that is the most desirable/collectable; the 4m seems to figure in a lot of refurbs?
Here's an example of why i traded in a 6.5m Vipermax for one...
Unfortunately i pushed my luck with the temporary transport dolly i built to move the boat around the workshop and yesterday suffered the consequences....
It was never load tested to take the weight of a chubby fecker like me bouncing up and down on it during the fitting out process
I was sat on the bow at the time and nearly gave the boat a black/gray and ermmm...brown colour scheme!
Anyway, after i eventually stopped laughing, i sheepishly checked the bow for damage and........virtually Nothing!!! The polished concrete floor came out worse.
Now thats what you call a tough little boat