Originally Posted by Yabadabadoo
My quick search for this SIB is £999.99 Honwave T38-IE2 inflatable | Honwave and Outboard packages | Ely Boat Chandlers
plus £50 shipping (maybe find out how they ship it for £50?)
Actually on the back of that I get deliveries from Cornwall to London for £50 pallet charge so maybe your £124 is a touch heavy, meeting a courier in the nearest town - if you do go that route - would shave something off the price. Craig from Anyvan I messaged last night would do it for £120 you might find another company for less than that. My Yorkshire to London quotes started at £150+ and ended up as a part load for £50
That eBay listing has had a flurry of activity which suggests it might go for more than its worth, if it went for 650-750 plus your shipping I would think that fair, sub 650 it's a deal. Man maths would say in your location you'd prob have to spend £40 on fuel round trip (includes waiting time for sheep) so another £80 is the extra shipping cost..? Another thing to think about is the elusive outboard, might you have to go through the same process of travel or shipping if you find a good one of those?
New boat with new wheels £1200 ish (includes delivery but would that include West Coast Scotland)
Used boat with used wheels (near new in this case) £850 ish ~ unless the auction goes higher than my guess (includes £120 or so for a pallet or courier)
I suppose it depends how quick you want to do this, maybe something will come up as a package nearer where you live
Agree, anything sub 750 on anything as new for this set up would be a bargain.
I could maybe use the brother in laws postcode for deliveries. He is in Coatbridge, so central belt.
The seller of the SIB in question also states cash on collection only, something I could do.
I found this one in Hull. Has wheels, but look to be self fabricated.
Honwave 380 air deck inflatable boat
I could maybe handle a drive to there.
Outboards may bring the same problem but would be happy to secure a SIB as I can borrow an engine in short term.