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Old 13 March 2007, 09:33   #1
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8.4 meter Avon with twin 225hp Honda's - How many hours?

As many of you will know my Ribtec was sold on during the back end of last year and I've been looking for a new bigger boat since then.

I was surprised to come across the above boat for a reasonable price but in need of a bit of TLC.

I was ready to put my hand in my pocket when my friend who I'm buying in partnership with, rang up the previous owner and was told the engine had 2500 - 3000 hrs on them, a considerable difference from the 1000 hours the vendor told me!!!

I don't want to name the vendor and I cannot say with 100% confidence that the 2500-3000hrs is correct but if you in the market for such a boat, just be careful.

Most dealers will happily give you some historical infomration on any outboard so I'd urge you to check the background before your put your money down.

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Old 13 March 2007, 09:44   #2
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was told the engine had 2500 - 3000 hrs on them, a considerable difference from the 1000 hours the vendor told me!!!

iyll bett yew a munky dat de vender iz a scowser.

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Old 13 March 2007, 15:23   #3
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I dont think so!!! any good scouser would clock the hours like the mileometer you would never know
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Old 13 March 2007, 15:28   #4
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I dont think so!!! any good scouser would clock the hours like the mileometer you would never know
You laugh, a mate of mine clocked his SeaRay Monaco a few years ago. And, I know another guy that made a fortune dealing in clocked photocopiers.
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Old 13 March 2007, 15:32   #5
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I saw this rib about a month ago, thought it was a bit cheep. was going to ring but looked like a lot of work even to me. So went 1 step further and brought a delta 5M that has had the tongue on the port side smashed.
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