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Old 10 June 2013, 13:19   #1
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Is this a good buy?

Hi, Long term Lurker here, with a chance to buy an inflatable.

Zodiac Futura Mk1 w/ 25hp outboard, both in good, if not excellent condition, should I just bite the bullet and buy it for 1500pounds??

I think im pretty sure this is a good deal but it would be good if someone who is current in these sorts of things could offer their input.

I really just want a day boat I can explore secluded local beaches in and maybe camp on some islands on inland waterway....

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Old 10 June 2013, 14:05   #2
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Welcome to Ribnet,

How many US dollars would that sum be ? If that's near 3 K souds fine to me if in mint working condition and engine is not an oldie. But you can always offer a lot less and see what happens as long you are not buying in plain summer which can shoot prices up.

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Old 10 June 2013, 14:07   #3
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google says : 1500 British Pound Sterling equals
2328.90 US Dollar

Comes with a bunch of accessories too, donut, buoyancy aids, bow bag, seat, etc etc...
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Old 10 June 2013, 14:12   #4
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Zodiac are pricey inflatables. For that nice price, engine and extra gadgets included don't let that opportunity go by. Visually check sib/engine condition and if possible test that combo with seller, then decide...

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I have a Futura Mk2C and a 25hp Yamaha and the deal you have been offered sounds good (Its a lot less than I paid )

But it depends on the age of the rig, make of the engine, service history etc. Have you got a picture or a link and we can give you better advice.
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i've just got pics from the seller, here's one...

Think im going to go for it.
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That looks mint should go well too
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Looks really decent condition, and that Suzuki looks huge

Its a good price for a late 90's rig.
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