Originally Posted by Nuts31
Please could someone advise what would be considered as low to average hours for a petrol outboard and what would be high,
it depends who you ask! A recent thread suggested 1000 hrs was a lot although not universally agreed. For leisure use 50-100 hrs per annum is probably typical. If you are looking "reasonably new" it might be worth checking how much warranty is left - many engines now come with 5 years. So a 3 yr old engine with 400 hrs on it might be a better buy than a 6 yr old engine with 300!
also what sort of things should I look out for when buying a used rib?
I think there is a thread by Nos4r2 which covers this.
Oh and ability to launch single handed depends on:
boat / trailer set up
practice / experience
the number of spectators!