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Old 03 August 2013, 18:34   #11
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Old 04 August 2013, 07:30   #12
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wot, like the nutty aunt with a dozen cats, the fat cousin who dribbles, the creepy uncle & the two spinsters who live together
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Old 04 August 2013, 07:58   #13
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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

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Old 04 August 2013, 08:01   #14
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wot, like the nutty aunt with a dozen cats, the fat cousin who dribbles, the creepy uncle & the two spinsters who live together
We prefer smart german estate car and eastern European gofer down South. ;-)
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after reading a lot of the comments on line about the SR and especially here I've really gotten to like the boats. I may look to take up a restoration project myself over the winter but cant for the love of me get the liking of the single console's. does anyone know what is the smallest SR you could fit a double(side by side) console on and would any one happen to have any pics. not having much luck finding one online!!
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Old 04 August 2013, 08:54   #16
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wot, like the nutty aunt with a dozen cats, the fat cousin who dribbles, the creepy uncle & the two spinsters who live together
This made me laugh, I actually do/did have all of the above!
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Old 04 August 2013, 09:00   #17
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does anyone know what is the smallest SR you could fit a double(side by side) console
Forget it, you'll produce a turd. Take a look at a 4/5m Ribeye?
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Forget it, you'll produce a turd. Take a look at a 4/5m Ribeye?
Seconded. It's been done on a 5.4, but actually standing side by side while in use would take the cast of Bugsy Malone.
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This made me laugh, I actually do/did have all of the above!
+1 .... A fair critique indeed PD
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Seconded. It's been done on a 5.4, but actually standing side by side while in use would take the cast of Bugsy Malone.
that's probably why I cant find any pictures of them so.. it would be an SR5.4 or an SR6 that i would have been looking for in any way..

Thanks for clearing that up..
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