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Old 21 March 2006, 02:07   #31
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Old 22 March 2006, 04:07   #32
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Originally Posted by jonmitch

I'm just about to buy my first RIB for cruising, skiing and maybe a bit of diving. I live in Plymouth and aim to have the boat on a pontoon mooring. Years ago i owned a Fletcher Bravo but want something more sea worthy and substantial.

I'm looking at a second hand 6.1m boat which was built as a series of 6 by Olmec tubing in 2005. It has a deep V hull and is powered by a 2003 mariner 90 (not sure if two stroke or 4) with 160 engine hours. The boat is in pretty spotless nick and is currently owned by an ex Olmec Engineer. It has lots of accessories and a claimed flat water top speed of "50mph". I'm due to give it a sea trial shortly. Its on for £9500 ono.

Questions are:

1. Does this sound like a good deal?
2. What specific issues should I be looking out for?

Any help appreciated


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Old 22 March 2006, 04:17   #33
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Originally Posted by rubberjoey

The boat (with engine) and trailer weighs in just under 700 kilos according to our local weigh bridge. Towing is no problem with a Mk2 Golf Gti.

wow no wonder they are really fast
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Old 22 March 2006, 05:51   #34
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I will try and get hold of a handheld GPS at the weekend and let you all know.

Also the engine could do with a 1" rise and a stainless prop

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