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Old 26 March 2016, 09:09   #11
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And finally, the floor
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Old 26 March 2016, 09:19   #12
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I assume that's the slightly thicker later floor compared to the early floor of your grey one but still with that gritty texture? It looks very clean anyway.
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Old 26 March 2016, 09:33   #13
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I assume that's the slightly thicker later floor compared to the early floor of your grey one but still with that gritty texture? It looks very clean anyway.
No idea at all, but yes, quite clean
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Old 26 March 2016, 11:57   #14
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That's interesting Neil. It's not neally as bad as I expected.... and it looks so little used and clean.

I guess you and Sean are looking at this from different angles. He is happy to pay 2300 for a "perfect" new one. You already have a previously repaired very old one so are more familiar with cost vs age vs condition.

Those black patches look quite pro... or at least a decent DIY. As they match side to side I do wonder if the boat was initially put to a use or stored in a way where wear was expected in those areas?? I really don't think they are repair patches and wouldn't give them a second thought.

So yes you have early signs of peeling seams... but if that's really all you can peel a minimal repair should suffice.

Office888 is the expert on here so would advise better than me I guess. However I know he says one issue with spot repairs is when cleaning with solvent this can attack the adj sections.

I do wonder if in this case just cleaning with water/squeezy, drying well and using a one part glue might suffice. At least until you've put some distance on the water to make sure it's sound in use?

Will you chuck a new 15hp carb on that XR10 to release its full potential?
You're probably right on the fact that we're looking at it from very different angles, I really wanted a new, perfect boat and was happy to pay the premium.

I did think I could lift more around the transom but maybe I was being far too rough. As I said previously, IT'S WELL WORTH THE MONEY and I hope you're happy with it and it serves you well. It just wasn't what I wanted
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Old 26 March 2016, 12:42   #15
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Hi Neil

First I think you have a cracking boat and for me at that age the repairs are minute IMO. for a repair I would use PVC tear aid over the joints that way you won't be putting solvent down the joint to make things worse tear aid will stop it getting any worse and it moves with the material. When you buy the kit about a tenner it's got alcohol wipes in to clean the area and that's it, it sticks like s--t to a blanket and can be applied in the wet.
Its see through so matches the original material.

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Old 26 March 2016, 12:51   #16
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You're probably right on the fact that we're looking at it from very different angles
Exactly what I thought when I read Fenlander's comment

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It just wasn't what I wanted
And that's fair enough.

FWIW, given the trouble you have had buying new, I think that the F-Rib could be well worth a look, although I understand the engine problem you then also have... a good second hand 25 SS should sell though, and those F-ribs are fast! And quite capable from what I have seen.

My offer of trying the Bombard is still on the table by the way. Even better, you could consider coming and joining an F Ribs and Sibs cruise, normally one or two F-Ribs out on them, maybe 360's.
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Old 26 March 2016, 12:53   #17
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Hi Neil

First I think you have a cracking boat and for me at that age the repairs are minute IMO. for a repair I would use PVC tear aid over the joints that way you won't be putting solvent down the joint to make things worse tear aid will stop it getting any worse and it moves with the material. When you buy the kit about a tenner it's got alcohol wipes in to clean the area and that's it, it sticks like s--t to a blanket and can be applied in the wet.
Its see through so matches the original material.

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Hi Jeff,
Thanks for the tip Sounds like just the job.
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Old 27 March 2016, 16:42   #18
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So, in the interests of balance... it seems like I missed something every time I have looked at seams until today. I realised I had not looked at a join on either side... as per the pic, this specific area is coming apart a bit on both sides; the pic shows the worse side. Will definitely need gluing back down, and maybe it's what Sean had meant.
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Old 28 March 2016, 04:58   #19
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Neil, looks a good purchase, I am excited for you as love my Bombard Aerotec and only be in it since January. You checked your seams so well! I haven't even looked at mine yet.
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Old 28 March 2016, 04:59   #20
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I am sure you can fix this black seam with some of the glue you mention.
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