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Old 30 September 2009, 18:17   #141
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gotchiguy: It sounds like you're living in a dream world.
Trying to 'buy' a RIB which wasn't advertised for sale, then criticising the 'seller' for not wishing to proceed with the 'sale'. Editing your posts, to avoid replying to reasonable questions. Next we hear, you've arranged to view/sea-trial/buy a 'better' RIB, the details of which you're reluctant to share. It sounds a bit like this mythical Osprey that you oh so nearly 'bought' Good luck.
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Old 01 October 2009, 03:01   #142
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Ummm, . The seller stated the the price was 'non-negotiable', perhaps he felt that he was going to go to the lengths of a sea-trial and was still going to get hit on the price. Chucking caveats in such as 'service' and 'cover alterations' are all very well, but these small considerations cost 100's of pounds. If the boat was well priced to begin with and one of the most sought after models, perhaps you were trying to squeeze him a little too hard.
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Old 01 October 2009, 06:31   #143
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Ummm, . The seller stated the the price was 'non-negotiable', perhaps he felt that he was going to go to the lengths of a sea-trial and was still going to get hit on the price. Chucking caveats in such as 'service' and 'cover alterations' are all very well, but these small considerations cost 100's of pounds. If the boat was well priced to begin with and one of the most sought after models, perhaps you were trying to squeeze him a little too hard.
I know exactly what you mean. I simply stated some of the things that I would like to be done to it. I understand exactly how he may have felt if he thought that I was going to try to haggle hard on price after he had spend the 100+ on trailering the boat down to the solent plus fuel etc etc. Looking back over what I wrote I see how insensitive i was and I think I was far too negative about the seller. If I had known then what I know now (I have done a lot of research into others makes and new boats etc) I would probably have gone straight in at the asking price.

But thats in the past now.

We must move on.
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Old 01 October 2009, 07:20   #144
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What's it going to be next?
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Old 01 October 2009, 08:11   #145
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What's it going to be next?
Aaahh now thats a secret. suffice to say that i'm planning to put in an offer on something else within the next couple of days...
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Children will play.
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Gotchi, If I were you, I'd drop the secret squirrel sh*t and listen to the advice you're being given from guy's who know what they're talking about. That way you might end up with the right boat. You lost one of the best boats currently on the market by coming the 'smart arse'.
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an etec 200 in white and maroon/red tubes to keep in the bloodline of the pro I think i'll pass on the high output an get a standard 200 or just 175. At some stage I imagine I will ask for the names of some of your suppliers so that I can source from the same place to keep cost down adios, Gotchi
Well, today I placed a final deposit towards my new boat... I've looked over many of these "advice" threads, and very few of the OPs ever conclude it with what they decided on.

Looking back now on the quote above, it is so obvious how things get inflated! My original budget has been increased by 50% and its not a 175hp 6.5m, but a 250HO 7metre!!

I also found this quote earlier on...

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Ouch !

Sounds like you have a plan! i look forward to seeing the finished result.
Even more ouch now I'm afraid Chris!
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Nice boat - well done.
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