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Old 29 March 2014, 18:17   #1
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Just bought my SR4 today

Hi all my first post and I just bought my SR4 today, does any one know how to tell the age from the numbers etc I have stamped on the transom?
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Old 29 March 2014, 20:08   #2
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Old 30 March 2014, 03:18   #3
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Thanks for that, that makes it a '95'
I was hoping for 2000 like the outboard,
It looks in good condition to me for 19 years old!
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thanks, looking a bit better now
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Hi all my first post and I just bought my SR4 today, does any one know how to tell the age from the numbers etc I have stamped on the transom?
lovely searider, looks nice! similar year to mine- mines '96.
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thanks, looking a bit better now
Lovey you have spent some money there!!
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Lovey you have spent some money there!!
yes, become a bit of a monster, but you can still have a very nice SR4 without going this far, main thing is to enjoy what you've got
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lovely searider, looks nice! similar year to mine- mines '96.
Hi do you have any pics of yours? I am looking for idears what to do with mine in the winter, I just want to give it a bit if a clean this year and engine service,
When I have time I want to move the fuel tank which is currently under the seat to the rear of the boat and move the battery which is behind the jocky console to under the seat, so as I can use the space under the seat for proper stowage at the mo it's a bit of a mess with spilt fuel etc,
Another pic I am quite pleased with my long term project!
Question how long do the tubes generally last mine for 19 years old don't seem to bad to me!
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Question how long do the tubes generally last mine for 19 years old don't seem to bad to me!
I have a 1987 SR4 which I believe is still on the original tubes and they look great, so 27 years and still plenty of life left in them.

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Old 31 March 2014, 00:59   #18
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if the serial number on my transom is right then my tubes were only 11 years old and were scrap, so guess it's down to luck and how they've been looked after

your rib looks very smart, should come up great with a bit of elbow grease
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Old 31 March 2014, 01:22   #19
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[QUOTE=": your rib looks very smart, should come up great with a bit of elbow grease [/QUOTE]

Hi thanks What do people recommend is the best stuff to apply to them, although to have used ribs before it's my first time owning one
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depends how bad they are, but if there's stuff that won't budge then try tfr or jif/cif and fairy power spray n loads of elbow grease
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