Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 10 May 2018, 17:21   #1
Member
 
lukewhiting's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: swanage
Make: Thundercat
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 50
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 950
Eventful first day!!

After selling my sea ray 180 bowrider to down size to save some cash I picked this up today!

Fibreglass hull bombard with a low hours 40hp mariner!

After a good inspection and 10miles later down the road the suspension arm snapped and that was that...

The suspension arm looked in half decent condition but the paint mustíve been hiding the rust unfortunately.

Two recovery trucks & 13 hours later Itís Home! With a good scrub it should come up lovely. Looking forward to getting back into a rib! Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1064.jpg
Views:	217
Size:	108.7 KB
ID:	124670Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1077.jpg
Views:	245
Size:	181.4 KB
ID:	124671Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1082.jpg
Views:	226
Size:	166.6 KB
ID:	124672
__________________

__________________
lukewhiting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2018, 20:50   #2
Member
 
Gazzago's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Lancaster
Boat name: TRANS TEMPUS
Make: Zodiac Futura Mk2c
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 25hp
MMSI: 235912526
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 91
Shame about the trailer but the boat looks nice. At least you got it back home... eventually
__________________

__________________
My youtube videos. Have a look >>>https://goo.gl/ZviQkS
Gazzago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 May 2018, 12:22   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Retford
Boat name: Spy-sea-one
Make: Mercury
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki Outboard/25/4
MMSI: 235074042
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 4,312
Cracking little boat that Luke
__________________
jeffstevens763@g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 May 2018, 15:49   #4
Member
 
spartacus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Aberdeenshire
Boat name: Sula
Make: Ribcraft 4.8m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 60hp + aux
MMSI: 235087213
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,538
RIBase
These things are sent to test you. Mariner 40hp, that will go like _ _ _ _ off a shovel!
__________________
Is that with or without VAT?
spartacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 May 2018, 16:26   #5
Member
 
lukewhiting's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: swanage
Make: Thundercat
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 50
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 950
Thanks! Alittle less of a handle than the thundercats I used to own but look forward to getting on the water with it! Picked up all new suspension, hubs/bearings and wheels/tyres today. Will get it all welded and fitted next week ready for a trip out
__________________
lukewhiting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 May 2018, 02:05   #6
Member
 
Last Tango's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Denny
Boat name: Hebridean Storm
Make: Coastline
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mariner F150
MMSI: 235107505
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,273
Quote:
Originally Posted by lukewhiting View Post
After selling my sea ray 180 bowrider to down size to save some cash I picked this up today!
There's a little bit of me that still misses my Sea Ray 180. (Closed bow 4.3 Merc)
__________________
Last Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 May 2018, 13:38   #7
Member
 
lukewhiting's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: swanage
Make: Thundercat
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 50
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 950
Managed to get everything rebuilt today and now looks like a smart rig...still needs that clean though! Engine starts first pull and is super smooth, the thing flys too! Not keen on full power as itís really unstable but didnít buy it as a race boat.

Will be perfect for some exploring, fishing and wakeboarding. Few small bits of kit to buy and weíre sorted. Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1131.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	197.2 KB
ID:	124704Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1134.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	145.5 KB
ID:	124705Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1133.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	124.0 KB
ID:	124706
__________________
lukewhiting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 May 2018, 17:47   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Retford
Boat name: Spy-sea-one
Make: Mercury
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki Outboard/25/4
MMSI: 235074042
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 4,312
Luke do they still make this boat? Any model info.
__________________
jeffstevens763@g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 May 2018, 18:19   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Boat name: Bombard, Y-162
Make: Aerotec 380, Y-Class
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury Mariner 15hp
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,889
Wa-hoo, 40 HP on a tiller in basically a rigid floored Aerotec must be a heck of a laugh but demands caution I think!

__________________
Max... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 May 2018, 18:33   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 9.9 4-stroke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,254
That tube set looks as if they are straight from an Aerotec... I'd not seen a Bombard RIB exactly like that before.
__________________

__________________
Fenlander is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.