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Old 03 April 2006, 07:44   #11
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Thanks for the responses.

Seller is sending me more pics today of the transom and hull. Also the tubes apparently hold air for a long time. Except for one chamber that leaks in 3 days. Sounds good.
I'll post the new pics when I get them.
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Old 03 April 2006, 15:42   #12
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I just can't understand why this boat is so heavy. I've looked at so many different RIBs in this size category and none of them are even within 200 pounds. Is this thing bullet proof or something! Anyone have any ideas? I've just never seen a boat this size this heavy. The hull must be really thick.

Anyways, looks like we are going to pick the boat up on saturday if all goes well. Some waves building here in Chicago and I've got an ich to go out!
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Old 04 April 2006, 02:30   #13
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yeah this really is a heavy boat... 408 kg or 900 pounds.. you can leave the rollbar and the sunscreen to win some pounds.. and 40HP is too less I think on such a beast and max hp is 50.. just place a stronger engine (insurance?!), the transom can carry this... good luck saturday but don't decide too quick!!
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Old 04 April 2006, 03:39   #14
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Would it be possible thats the weight with the factory installed motor stamped on there? I have no clue but just offering up ideas. I don't see how its 900 lbs unless like you said its glassed beyond reason.
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Old 04 April 2006, 12:40   #15
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This thing must be really thick. I am going to go see it on Sat. So I'll report back
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Old 04 April 2006, 14:54   #16
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Here some more pictures. How does that transom look to you guys. The paint seems to be gone. Is that the bare wood underneath or is that some kind of metal plate? If you look at the transom from the other direction it looks like it's a plate. I can't tell.

any help would be great.
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Old 04 April 2006, 14:57   #17
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Some more pics. The inside of that transom makes me really worried. Looks water logged doesn't it. Somebody seems to have made some kind of pumping system at one point.
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Old 04 April 2006, 15:11   #18
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That does look like the raw wood in the photos. Odd that it's not better glassed, was it just painted from the factory or has something else gone on? The important question is, is the wood solid or rotten? Impossible to tell from photos... you need a hands on inspection.

The manual bilge pump installation is a bit unusual, but nothing to worry about, IMHO. As always, it's condition of the outboard, tubes, hull, trailer, etc.
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That inside transom plate: Looks like homemade reinforcement to me. Somebody had reason to think that the transom wasn't strong enough, and lifted the motor, bolted on a sheet of aluminum (I think) and dropped the motor back in place.

Can you have a shop take a look at it? Have them do either a moisture meter reading or do some invasive exploration, and see if it is rotting. If it is, see if you can split the repair cost with the seller.

OTOH, I recently sold a 14' soft-bottom Achilles with a Honda 40 (both about 3 to 4 years old) for $5700, so you're still pretty much on the good side of the deal.

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Old 04 April 2006, 17:45   #20
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I am not too sure that is a sheet of aluminum on the inside. It looks like paint from the inside but a plate from the other side! Doesn't make sense. Maybe that is the original paint and underneath it's glassed in black? Is that possible? Or it is a plate on the inside that was painted black and the black paint is peeling. Could be anything couldn't it. This is driving me nuts!

Thanks for the help
going to talk to the seller tonight.

anyone else have any thoughts?
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