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Old 01 January 2006, 18:50   #11
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oh, the last photo i shrunk on accident so the quality is poor. it says "C5" on the side there.
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Old 01 January 2006, 18:58   #12
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sorry, one more thing. it's a 1985, not 1995 model.
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Oops, sorry. Gave you a bum steer. It's a bit different to my C5.

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Baffles . Are these between the chambers internaly?

I guess that if you haven't a leak on the tubes then it'll probably be OK but it is preferable to have indipendant chambers (safety resons).

$2200 is very cheap....What's the outboard like? It's an older Suzuki but the outside looks very clean.

If it was me, I'd buy the boat subject to engine and boat state. Use it as experience for close shore type cruising, keeping an eye on the RIB market. I'm sure that with a little effort DIY you could increase your investment and if the worst happened and the boat let you down you'd get pretty much what you paid for the outfit from just selling the outboard.

Make him an offer, he seems desparate to sell it! Offer him $1500...

It's your choice though!
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Old 01 January 2006, 20:32   #15
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actually i kinda threw "baffles" out there. it's problably not even the right word. i'm pretty sure it's suppose to have some barrier between the chambers though. not really sure how they do it.

i'm thinking i might just buy it. i just wish i knew if i could fix the chambers to be safe again.

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Yes, you can fix the chambers. It is a fair amount of work. I dont know how much it would cost you to get someone to fix them. There is a good company up here that I deal with for any repair to our boats tubes. You could give him a call and at least get a quote to give you an idea on time and materials to repair them. The name of the company is Open Ocean Inflatables they are located in Sidney on Vancouver Island B.C. Keith is the person you want to talk to the phone number is 1 250 655 1104. It still seems like a good deal. Hope that helps. I agree with hightower make him an offer.

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great. that's exactly what i wanted to hear.

i'll call him tommorow morning with an offer.

kernow, jwalker...did you like your C5?

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...kernow, jwalker...did you like your C5?

Very much, but it gives an extremely hard ride and I cut off the hull and made one with a deeper V which transformed it. However, a RIB is a different beast altogether.
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kernow, jwalker...did you like your C5?
Yes! Really easy to launch/recover, mine had a 40 Mariner on it would do 25kts (felt like 125) and accelerated so hard we would all fall off the seats
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Mr Walker, what shaft lengh is the Outboard in the pic, looks really long.
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