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Old 04 July 2013, 15:12   #1
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4 mtr Humber sib ebay, any thoughts/advice

Hi, Sorry do not know how to post links but the sib is item no. 290939733227.
Just wondered if anyone had any knowledge or experience with one of these, I have messaged the seller with a few questions tube construction, floor boards, keel, etc, he thinks that the tubes are pvc (I would have thought Hypalon), the keel is sectional wood.
Basically do you think its worth a punt or would you stay clear, I am just looking for something a little bit bigger than my existing 2.8 mtr with 10hp, but my budget will not stretch to a modern sib at the moment

Any information on the sib or advice would be welcome
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Old 04 July 2013, 15:52   #2
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Those 25hp short shaft engines on tiller steer are like rocking horse sh!* to get hold of for decent money, Depending on how much he is will to let it go for and the engine is a good runner why not. The boat its self though does look like its made from hypalon, If you are just looking for a boat im sure you would get alot newer than that for around similar money.
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Old 04 July 2013, 16:14   #3
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Those 25hp short shaft engines on tiller steer are like rocking horse sh!* to get hold of for decent money, Depending on how much he is will to let it go for and the engine is a good runner why not. The boat its self though does look like its made from hypalon, If you are just looking for a boat im sure you would get alot newer than that for around similar money.
Mmmmm did rather fancy the engine, too big for my 2.8
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I cant believe how much people are after/paying for a used one at this time of year. Not far of the price for a new one.
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I cant believe how much people are after/paying for a used one at this time of year. Not far of the price for a new one.
Must admit I was a bit unsure about asking the question as I did not want to draw attention to it, might have shot myself in the foot
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I sold a 5 mtr sib 2011 on trailer 2011 for 600 a week ago should have told me, you can find better , wrong time to buy
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I sold a 5 mtr sib 2011 on trailer 2011 for 600 a week ago should have told me, you can find better , wrong time to buy
I was thinking that the 4 mtr sib and 25 hp engine could be a good deal but I do not know anything about the Humber sib could be older than me .
A 5 mtr sib would be too big and I do not have the room for a trailer so has to be packed away. Its just that I get itchy fingers

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Update

Sorry for the late update.

I let the auction run poised to bid just incase, anyway no bidders @ 450.00 start price so contacted John the seller and did the deal for 375.00 and I have to say a very nice straightforward guy, would not take deposit said that whenever I could pick it up would be fine to pay cash then, it took me 10 days to get the time to go and get it.

To say that I am over the moon would be an understatement what a bargain .

The 1987 25 hp 2 stroke Mariner is in fantastic condition very well looked after or very little use. just need to build my muscles up now

The Humber 4 mtr sib also is in great condition I am just doing a little tidy up of a few bits and bobs then will take some photos and post them on here.

Just thought that I would update the thread for anyone that may be interested in the outcome

Is it bad to gloat
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Sounds like an incredible deal!

Pictures please! They are easy to post - just click the "go advanced" button then go to "manage attachments" which will be under the text box, and pick out the relevant pictures from your computer files. The prompts step you through the process
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Old 02 August 2013, 16:29   #10
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I have painted the floorboards and transome and cleaned the tubes up abit still work in progress though.

But I think for an old sib she looks well, I am well happy

Photos of engine next
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