Hey guys very new to this forum. But I am going to go and look at an older
Grand Raid MK2 that is in usable condition. It seems to be to be a pretty good deal. I live in ireland and where I am buying it from pretty much never sees the sun and never gets very hot at all.
My problem is there is another Zodiac with a trailer its a 4M one but has a small transom leak it looks to be a 1998 model its got some yellow 90s stripe and coloring on the side of it so I really think it was just a leisure model.
My question is, is the Grand raid a better boat in the long run because it was not made for the weekends but is possibly more of a work boat?
from talking to the guy the Grand Raid has been used a good bit but its still in working and usable order.
The other boat seems in good condition but I would be afraid of it coming loose at the transom.
here is the link to the late 90s boat.
This one I can get for 600 with out the console or engine both which i dont want.
the grand raid I can get for about 500 with out a trailer but I think I might be able to get a small seagull engine with it and a few 15hp engines that need work. (I work on motors quite a bit.)
(I also have for sale a MkII Grand Raid Zodiac 4.2 metres, with inflatable keel and aluminium floor, Can be dismantled and carried in the back of a car. Price of Zodiac: €550 ono. See these YouTube videos for model:
New link 29/12/2015
He says its the same as the second video. What do you guys think?
Both the guys seem pretty legit and honest I have talked to the Grand raid guy for about 2 hours on the phone so seems pretty open. anyway I dont mind doing repairs but I dont wanna buy junk. That being said I would rather repair old good stuff then buy newer junk.