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Old 28 July 2013, 06:06   #1
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seeking searider 4 or 4.7

Just moved to the Hebrides and looking for my first ever rib. Have narrowed it down to the avon searider 4m or 4.7. If anyone hears of a good quality one for sale with a 40 or 50hp engine please let me know. any advice welcome. thank you.
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Old 28 July 2013, 06:59   #2
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These are very different boats. The SR4.7 is a rare bird, bit well worth seeking out. I'd suggest 50hp min on the 4.7
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Old 28 July 2013, 07:25   #3
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40-50hp is good on an SR4 though.
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Old 28 July 2013, 07:50   #4
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Not exactly local but Matt H has a lovely SR4 for sale but may be sold now on eBay?
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Old 28 July 2013, 12:12   #5
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Cheap project classic SR just listed here:

Avon Rib 4.1m Sea Rider with 50HP Yamaha Rigid Inflatable | eBay
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Old 28 July 2013, 12:45   #6
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thanks Max, will check it out. Matt's had gone unfortunately
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What's your budget? There's a few 4.7's around at the moment
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could stretch to around 5k for the right boat. there is a 4.7 on the site selling from badbaws which is a bit over my budget but am considering.
I am a total newcomer so any pointers welcome.
There are a few newly listed on ebay plus 3 on boats and outboards gives me a shortlist of around 6 ranging from 2800 to 5995
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could stretch to around 5k for the right boat. there is a 4.7 on the site selling from badbaws which is a bit over my budget but am considering.
I am a total newcomer so any pointers welcome.
There are a few newly listed on ebay plus 3 on boats and outboards gives me a shortlist of around 6 ranging from 2800 to 5995
That's my old boat in good condition really
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You will have no trouble finding a SR4 as they are always about, the 4.7's are much less common so if you see a good deal on one don't hang around.

They are quite different though and with a two man console on a SR4 there is very little deck space. No finer boats for your first RIB though. Run a search for 'searider' in title in the RIB section as there is tonnes of advice on here.
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