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Old 18 May 2009, 01:22   #1
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Just scored an Awesome Deal!!

Look what I just got!
I was able to get a Zodiac fc470 with a 55hp motor for $1500!!
I guess living next to a Navy Seal training base has its perks after all.
It looked like a bag of roller up plastic till I got it home and pumped it up.
No holes or repairs and the motor starts right up!
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Old 18 May 2009, 08:04   #2
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Very nice price for that bit of kit ! Post some more pics when you have it ' in action '
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Old 18 May 2009, 09:01   #3
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LOVE the motor stand!!

Congrats!!!
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Old 18 May 2009, 09:37   #4
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Very nice price for that bit of kit ! Post some more pics when you have it ' in action '
Yeah! RESULT!Had several years of good family fun with something similar,rates well on the Dollar/pound 'fun to cash' ratio!!Got a mate in SBS helping train your boys at the moment [Seals] somewhere in the US,be interesting to hear how he gets on!Enjoy the new Toy!!
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Old 18 May 2009, 12:16   #5
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Congrats, Engarom; Hope you a ton of fun;

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Old 18 May 2009, 13:28   #6
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Bargain Does it have a floor?
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Old 19 May 2009, 02:10   #7
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Yes it has a floor

Actually it has three. I got the roll up aluminum one, the solid aluminum one and they even had a wooden one to boot!
I made the engine stand from a shopping cart!
See the link here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Inst...Cart/?ALLSTEPS
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Old 19 May 2009, 09:59   #8
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nice size boat and looking at the pic you have lots of wheelie bins in the neighbourhood to run the outboard in ,,lol.
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Old 25 May 2009, 20:42   #9
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That is an outrageous deal!!!

If there are any more available at that price, they'd be worth scooping & flipping for a very nice profit!

Those are as rugged a SIB as you'll find anywhere.
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