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Old 17 November 2015, 15:59   #1
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SIB seen on ebay, any good?

Seen this on ebay

zodiac rib and mercury 8hp outboard for sale | eBay

hoping to view it soon.

Owner states the following via email.

we bought the inflatable about 6 years ago and no we dont have a receipt for it as we bought it second hand its in immaculate condition no patches or leaks and we had it inflated for a full weekend about 2 month ago as we took it to the lakes to check it all out , the tank is 12 litres and has fuel hose to outboard and you have to mix fuel and oil yourself the outboard we had it all cleaned and serviced not sure what work was done it was too long ago now for me to remember but all i can say its all in excellent condition

Do you think it is priced well? I can't quite decide as the owner doesn't know how old it is.

I was going to obviously view the boat and check it over including the seams, compression test and see the motor running.

Any constructive comments or opinions would be appreciated!
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Old 17 November 2015, 16:08   #2
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Not sure if the smaller Zodiac have the same info on the Serial Number plate as the larger Hulls, however if it does I believe its 2009.


Have a look at the following link
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...241,bs.2,d.d2s


Apologies for the size... however should open up a PDF giving details on what the information refers to on the Plate. Hope this helps.
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I looked up the same info myself today and pondered the same thing.

So any zodiac owners able to confirm if the last 2 digits on the serial number (09) correspond to the year of manufacture ?

or should there be an additional hull identification number somewhere?
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Ops sorry.. done a bit more research and found this for you:


Cadet FR340 Acti-V


Westport Marina, Zodiac Model Numbers and Years,


I am way off, if info is correct its 2003, apologies for false info.
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I looked up the same info myself today and pondered the same thing.

So any zodiac owners able to confirm if the last 2 digits on the serial number (09) correspond to the year of manufacture ?

or should there be an additional hull identification number somewhere?
If you look at the first photo on ebay there appears to be another plate on the outside of the Stern, right side of the outboard plate, this may give a Serial Number.
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fantastic, thats really useful info. thank you.

So any ideas with the above information if its well priced?

My understanding is a SIB is "typically" meant to last 10 - 15 years. I suppose this might be reaching the end of its usable lifespan!
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Old 17 November 2015, 16:34   #7
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It's a 2007 model. Price seems ok but depends what you're want to do with it, 8 hp is ok for rivers but will struggle at sea.

Regardless, you must view, examine, inspect, satisfy yourself as to the legitimacy of the vendor and see running (the engine) of *any* rig before committing a penny to it!
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Old 17 November 2015, 16:42   #8
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thanks max,

I though it was manufactured in 2003, after cross matching the serial number with this link

Westport Marina, Zodiac Model Numbers and Years,

Use will be on rivers/ calm waters with the wife and dog. and also on the sea on my own. I was ideally after 10 or 15hp 2 stroke.

If it all checked out and the motor was down on power after testing it, how much could I expect to get if I just sold the motor?

I agree that the best way to determine the value of any boat is to thoroughly inspect it but of course opinions of people in the know with the information I currently have is also invaluable.
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looks a good price for that , if motor was sold on its own got to be worth at least 450 if it all looks good i would take a punt on that outfit.
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Old 18 November 2015, 03:12   #10
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a new boat on its own 1300 - 1400 look at Ron hale marine activ 325 & 350 for prices new.got to be worth 700 if engine runs OK and no patches on the boat
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