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Old 01 October 2015, 18:17   #1
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Good buy or not?

Excel SD290 with a Suziki DF4, fish finder and bravo hp pump......775.00

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Old 01 October 2015, 18:22   #2
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4hp new I'd worth out that ...
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Old 02 October 2015, 04:25   #3
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so worth going for then??
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Old 02 October 2015, 05:18   #4
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This time of year an 15hp plus 3.2m-3.8m SIB outfit with a few extras and in nice condition usually sells around 1200-1500. Drop the SIB size to nearer 3m plus an 8hp-10hp and a similar outfit might be around 800-1100.

With a sub 3m SIB and 4hp-6hp 500-750 is usual.

Obviously there are bargains below these prices and some minter almost new outfits may go a bit above. But by and large these are the ranges you'd expect.

So the outfit you mention needs to be in top condition, preferably with transom wheels fitted and then a fair offer on the asking is probably going to be about right.

If the Suzuki is a 4-stroke some would value that element of the package over an older 2-stroke. The Bravo pump is an unusual plus at this price plus the fishfinder might be another benefit to you.

I'd still try for a SIB just over 3m and a 6hp-8hp if possible. Even if not Beerbelly's outfit getting a Honwave 3.2m would be a far safer feeling boat to be in than the sub 3m cheaper SIBs.
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Old 02 October 2015, 10:47   #5
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hi ,do not get much for that kind off money but experience tells me after two or three times out and you will be hankering for something a bit bigger,choose wisely and you will keep it for years .i have had numerous ribs and sibs over the years and have ended up with a 3.8 aerotech that i would not part with . small enough to pull over the beach but big enough to take family exploring even using it for watersports. having used a 2.8m avon for years. it realistically is a tender or close inshore boat.try rowing your dinghy on a windy day and then you will realise you either go out in company or need a second engine . all i can advise is don't waste money on something that might do the job invest wisely and get something that will do the job .nothing worse than looking out to the islands and realising your boat is not up to job .happy boating
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Old 03 October 2015, 04:34   #6
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Hi Dave, I echo the above comments. I started with a 2.9 and a 5hp 2 stroke. Too cramped for comfort, had great fun with it but did not keep it long. 3.2 or above +8 - 10 HP would be my suggestion
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Old 09 October 2015, 21:27   #7
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Iv just got the hon wave 3.8 and a 9.9 mercury and that fits the
Bill very nicely well big enough and speed is spot on for what I need
You don't realise just how quick they are sea fishing and on the river dee pike fishing great fun I pull mine on a trailer find it a lot less hassle
Wene I finish just deflate a little and put it in the garage job done

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