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Old 12 December 2013, 13:28   #1
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Hi there to all from Greece.
Very nice forum!Excelent,congratulations for your work.

I want your help please,about this boat,because after many years SR hunting,
found it here,and it's almost new.
The packet is 2010 year,with total hours use 235,and the engine is the new Suzuki df90a.
Also they are including 50-60 ltrs fuel plastic tank with fuel gauge, VHF radio,twin batteries,very good electr., nice trail.,extra steel prop,and full cover bug .
I tested in the water for few min.in a rough water ,but was not enough to
have a complete idea about full abilities and performance.
The only thing I noticed,was that it was very difference from all the Ribs I had until now.
I want to use this boat for cruising max ( 10-25nm),and for fishing including spear fishing.
So I want your opinion please,and especially some of you with experience ,
about how it's behave in rough and calm weather comparing with the Ribcraft,and XS,and what I have to take care in this boat.
Also what you believe that it's a reasonable price for this packet.

Thanks in advance.
Kostas.
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Old 12 December 2013, 13:36   #2
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Hi Kostas and welcome to RIBnet

You're SR looks like a really good find, well done, I think you will find it to be a very good choice for cruising the distances you have mentioned and is very well suited to rough water, so go enjoy

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Old 12 December 2013, 13:38   #3
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Nice searider, looks great

The flooding hull will suit you for fishing and spear fishing as it is very stable.

The deep v hull makes it a great rib in the rough weather too.
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Old 12 December 2013, 13:39   #4
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Hi Kostas and welcome to RIBnet

You're SR looks like a really good find, well done, I think you will find it to be a very good choice for cruising the distances you have mentioned and is very well suited to rough water, so go enjoy

Cheers, Chris
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Old 12 December 2013, 13:43   #5
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Lovely looking boat. They have a great following and well deserved reputation....

There is a lot of experience of them here.....
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Old 12 December 2013, 13:46   #6
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Lovely looking boat. They have a great following and well deserved reputation....

There is a lot of experience of them here.....


Hi Kostas, if you're slightly confused ...this is RIBnet Welcome
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Old 12 December 2013, 13:49   #7
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Nice searider, looks great

The flooding hull will suit you for fishing and spear fishing as it is very stable.

The deep v hull makes it a great rib in the rough weather too.
Forgot to tell you,that the boat is equiped with smart plugs,and is very easy to have it flood or dry with this way.I tested dry,and the accel. and planning time was amazing.
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Old 12 December 2013, 13:59   #8
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Forgot to tell you,that the boat is equiped with smart plugs,and is very easy to have it flood or dry with this way.I tested dry,and the accel. and planning time was amazing.
You will love it flooding for your fishing etc. But blocking the hull makes it quicker to plane
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Old 12 December 2013, 14:15   #9
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Tis a very tidy lookin package. What do peeps think it's worth then?
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Old 12 December 2013, 14:21   #10
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You will love it flooding for your fishing etc. But blocking the hull makes it quicker to plane
Can you compare it Sir with the other Ribs I mentioned,and what you believe that should be a reasonable price for this packet.
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Old 12 December 2013, 14:25   #11
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Tis a very tidy lookin package. What do peeps think it's worth then?
Can you compare it Sir with the other Ribs I mentioned,and what you believe that should be a reasonable price for this packet.
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Old 12 December 2013, 14:58   #12
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What size ribcraft and XS?
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Old 12 December 2013, 15:19   #13
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what size ribcraft and xs?
rc 530- 585 / xs 550
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Old 12 December 2013, 15:33   #14
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super set

I have an set just like that, but mines is 35years of age (still has the original tube) but with a new suzi 90 hp drives super if rough weather superb.
Dont know whats the asking price of it. But the envine normally should cost 10k in euro

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Old 13 December 2013, 14:43   #15
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I have an set just like that, but mines is 35years of age (still has the original tube) but with a new suzi 90 hp drives super if rough weather superb.
Dont know whats the asking price of it. But the envine normally should cost 10k in euro

reg .

bert
Finally,does anyone know differences in rough and calm water between Avon Searider 5.40 commercial resque,and Ribcraft 585 or XS 550?

Cheers
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Old 13 December 2013, 15:21   #16
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too much of a open ended question, they are all very good but completely different if that makes any sense.
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What are you thinking about the combination with the new Suzi df90a.
Any experience?
Also any opinion for the engine height and shifting?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 13 December 2013, 15:37   #18
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Lovely looking boat. They have a great following and well deserved reputation....

There is a lot of experience of them here.....
Was this a longitudinal axis flip in heading seas......?
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Old 22 December 2013, 14:52   #19
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Hi guys.

I'm in the final negotiations for the SR 5.40,which as I mentioned in this thread, is 2010 year,with total hours use 235,and the engine is the new Suzuki df90a.
Also it's including 50-60 ltrs fuel plastic tank with fuel gauge, VHF radio,twin batteries,very good electr., nice trail.,extra steel prop,and full cover bug .
So, I want your opinion about the asking price which is around of 13.400GBP,here in Greece.
Any recommendations would be grateful.

Thanks in advance.
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