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Old 28 November 2011, 17:52   #1
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Searider windscreen

Can anyone advise me as to the height of the windscreen on my early searider (ser No 00161) When I got the boat it was in a chronic condition, bow tube looked like a patchwork quilt and the dashboard has that many holes cut in it that the plywood former was completely rotten. I am now in the process of fitting a new former and am going to fit a new wooden "skin" on the dash. The windscreen was missing along with the fixings so I intend to make the new screen from a sheet of 4mm perspex that I have in my workshop but do not know what height the original one was.
The hull looked as if it had never been cleaned (inside or out) but after half a day working with the jetwash and a scrubbing brush it at least looks clean if a bit faded. I hope to have the whole thing finnished in time to in time to get some cod fishing done on the Solway Firth before the end of March.
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Old 29 November 2011, 09:17   #2
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Screen...

I have a new one in my garage at home..
unused bought from Avon dealer..
Am down near Southampton..
Am home at the weekend so can measure it then..
If you could collect can have it for £40 (cost me £75)
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Old 30 November 2011, 16:24   #3
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Searider windscreen

I live in the Scottish borders so it is a bit far for me to travel to collect it. I would be interested to know what the postage cost would be as that may be an option!!
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Old 30 November 2011, 16:27   #4
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Bear in mind that early SR4s had a different (taller & less sporty) screen design to the later ones.
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Old 30 November 2011, 19:12   #5
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The problem I have is that I do not know how old the boat is, the ser No is 00161 so I presume it is an early one but apart from that I have no idea of the year of manufacture other than it must be post 1970 as it has a GRP hull instead of the early wooden one.
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Old 01 December 2011, 08:23   #6
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If it has a grey coloured spraydeck or 'bonnet', then it's likely to be an earlier version, with the taller screen. Most of the later 'deluxe' SR4s with the lower screen had ivory coloured GRP and those with grey tubes had red spraydecks.

Google images for 'Avon SR4' will show you the different styles.
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Old 01 December 2011, 15:33   #7
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Mine has got the gray spraydeck and tubes with the orange hull.
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Old 04 December 2011, 18:18   #8
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Were you able to find out what the postage cost would be? If you are unable to post I will have to go back to the drawing board and try and make one (would rather buy one) and hope I can get the perspex to curve without splitting.
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Old 06 December 2011, 09:51   #9
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I have got this screen now. I don't think it's for an sr4 though
I have now got a pattern and enough material for 2 more screens if yours is like mine

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just a note perspex will split, you need to use polycarbonate, badbaws screen is for a different boat than ours, i'll put that screen into stock and work out what its for later
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Old 06 December 2011, 12:06   #11
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My screen was bought from BHG marine the main Avon dealer and was sold to me as an SR4 sceen as was the only one he had there..
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My screen was bought from BHG marine the main Avon dealer and was sold to me as an SR4 sceen as was the only one he had there..
Fits better upside down and is 200 mm to long. Must be for a later one or a sr5
No probs I'll identify it when I have the time

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Old 06 December 2011, 15:32   #14
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Your sr4 looks the same as mine exept that yous seems to have a gloss finnish to the dashboard where mine has a semi mat finnish (similar texture to leatherete) Other than that they look identical.
In the past I have used a hair dryer to bend perspex but you say poycarbonate is better. How much would it cost for you to make me a screen and post it to me in the scottish borders (post code TD9-0QE)
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How do you download and attach photo's so that I can post some pics of my boat when I first got it ?
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Don't ask me I do boats not computers. I know on the iPhone it's easy. Push the + sign in the corner and import them from my pictures. Just have a fiddle with it what's the worst you can do

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Your sr4 looks the same as mine exept that yous seems to have a gloss finnish to the dashboard where mine has a semi mat finnish (similar texture to leatherete) Other than that they look identical.
In the past I have used a hair dryer to bend perspex but you say poycarbonate is better. How much would it cost for you to make me a screen and post it to me in the scottish borders (post code TD9-0QE)
Mine had a embossed design on it until it went into Biffs magic shed. It's shiny cause I filled all the holes and painted it. I'll have a look at delivery and work out how much a screen will come to

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Hi gents, does anyone still have a screen for an early (grey splashdeck) Avon SR4? I'd like to tart mine up a touch before we go fishing again.
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