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Old 24 January 2011, 21:57   #21
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Originally Posted by RossG View Post
Taking on board all your comments...

If I went for a smaller 4 metre Searider would I get a better example as opposed to get something that could become a money pit?

Also how does the 4 metre handle by comparison to the 5.4? Is it as much fun/versatile etc?
SR4 is great fun although it'll be cosy with four on board. 5.4 will be better suited to what your after but then you'll get a very tidy SR4 for prob £2500 and a "fit for purpose" SR5.4 for £3500....
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Old 25 January 2011, 10:37   #22
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Originally Posted by Andy B View Post
how much did you sell the tornado for......
Over £4k and I had loads of emails and calls etc...
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Old 25 January 2011, 19:46   #23
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hi RossG,
i was in a similar situation to you a few months ago apart from i originally started looking for a sr4. hears the thread i started at the time

the general impression i got was that that it would only be ok in very calm water and be very cramped

in the end i ended up buying a zodiac pro 500 that I got for just over my budget and it came with a lot of extras, so i'm sure you will find something within your budget!
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