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Old 03 February 2005, 06:24   #1
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Avon Jet Rib

Going to have a lok at one of these over the weekend. What adivice would you offer when looking at the engine. Inboard jet 65hp ? It's a1999 with 100 hours on the clock. Things to look out for etc ? Thanks....
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Now those babies really do look like FUN. Go on, buy it, buy it. Watch out for bird strikes though, those seagulls can play havoc with the turbines
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.....right price and in the right location for me to view (more often than not they are a million miles away). A pal of mine already has one and it easily pulls 50mph which on a 3.5 feels like 100mph. I'll let you know, in the meantime, being totally cluless when it comes to mechanics - as you know P.D I buy on looks alone - some assistance may help. I have already found a Marine Engineer who will take a look for 80.00 but if I get there and the seller appears sound, the craft clean, service history in order etc I'll just end up having it away.....
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.....right price and in the right location for me to view (more often than not they are a million miles away). A pal of mine already has one and it easily pulls 50mph which on a 3.5 feels like 100mph. I'll let you know, in the meantime, being totally cluless when it comes to mechanics - as you know P.D I buy on looks alone - some assistance may help. I have already found a Marine Engineer who will take a look for 80.00 but if I get there and the seller appears sound, the craft clean, service history in order etc I'll just end up having it away.....
Meme take no notice of Lord D he has birds on the brin at the moment, though its supprising he should show any concern for the featherd variety as its he who is normally shooting at them.
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Flooding?

It should be obvious but have a good look at the engine for signs of water damage.

I have seen several of these where they have been launched with the bungs not fully home and have flooded. The engine doesn't like it!

Check to see if the bilge blower works. If the boat floods these stop working.

Does feel like 100mph but no good in any kind of waves. A charter company I do some skippering for had to stop using theirs as the guests kept bouncing out!

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