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Old 04 August 2013, 11:52   #21
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All interesting stuff gents but particularly like 'Anchorhandler's' escapade....

Quote '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 guess from your user name that you probably work offshore, like myself, so will be intimately acquainted with the finer points of load-testing and the part that Health & Safety, risk assessment, method statements, et al plays in our lives out here these days, bobbing about on the oggin.

I'd love to send your pic of the incident, together with your 'witness testimony' to your on-board HSE Advisor together with a copy of your Incident Report and join you pissing yourself laughing at the incongruity of it all! The angle of the splayed castor provides a clue as to the forces/masses at work!

Joking aside, your boat looks great and I'm VERY interested to note that you traded in a 6.5 Vipermax to pursue a Sea Rider restoration. I'm on the cusp of deciding the exact spec of a new Vipermax and you've now thrown a giant spanner into the thought process!!

New Vipermax versus Sea Rider 5.4 restoration? Hmmmmmmm, a whole new thread beckons.....
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Old 04 August 2013, 11:55   #22
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You'd manage it on an SR6 easily, but thats the minimum practical IMO.
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Old 04 August 2013, 11:58   #23
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I'm VERY interested to note that you traded in a 6.5 Vipermax
He's working his way down to a Ribcraft. Next will be a wet line 2.3. ;-). What size Vopermax are you sizing up ? I've had/have a couple.
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Old 04 August 2013, 13:13   #24
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Very little room in a SR for anything side by side, certainly in the smaller ones:
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Old 07 August 2013, 08:33   #25
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This SR4 Delux has just come up - looks a very nice project as the trailer and boat look to be in lovely original condition:

avon searider sr4 deluxe rib inflatable | eBay

Tempted myself...!
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Old 07 August 2013, 10:52   #26
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Max, that's a good spot. That SR def looks worth a look.
Not a fan of seats but easily rectifiable.
Hull's tidy. Hear it running and hand over the money. If I had space I'd love that.
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Old 07 August 2013, 12:08   #27
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All interesting stuff gents but particularly like 'Anchorhandler's' escapade....

Quote '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 guess from your user name that you probably work offshore, like myself, so will be intimately acquainted with the finer points of load-testing and the part that Health & Safety, risk assessment, method statements, et al plays in our lives out here these days, bobbing about on the oggin.

I'd love to send your pic of the incident, together with your 'witness testimony' to your on-board HSE Advisor together with a copy of your Incident Report and join you pissing yourself laughing at the incongruity of it all! The angle of the splayed castor provides a clue as to the forces/masses at work!

Joking aside, your boat looks great and I'm VERY interested to note that you traded in a 6.5 Vipermax to pursue a Sea Rider restoration. I'm on the cusp of deciding the exact spec of a new Vipermax and you've now thrown a giant spanner into the thought process!!

New Vipermax versus Sea Rider 5.4 restoration? Hmmmmmmm, a whole new thread beckons.....
well that's an easy decision to make, let Mike at Osprey build you a lovely Vipermax coz he knows what he's doing n you buy a SR to restore over the winter to keep you out the pub n away from the telly, job done
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Old 07 August 2013, 12:24   #28
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well that's an easy decision to make, let Mike at Osprey build you a lovely Vipermax coz he knows what he's doing n you buy a SR to restore over the winter to keep you out the pub n away from the telly, job done
Been there and done that, it's winter well spent.:-)
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Old 07 August 2013, 13:06   #29
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As previously stated its mainly the fun, labour of love and making the very robust craft suit you. That's why I turn my boats from the first picture to the other ones and almost finished the last

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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!!
Here's an SR5.4 with a double console and side by side seats x 2, not mine just one that was posted on here a while back. Not a lot of room, but he crammed it all in quite nicely.
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