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Old 05 February 2004, 15:48   #1
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Advice needed

Hi all, I'm a neebie member who is in need of some advice. I currently own a 4m avon searider and I'm in the process of moving up to a larger rib but I am working to a limited budget, however this rib caught my eye today its in my price range and of the right size that I'm looking for.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F27652

Could any kind sole out there please give me some advice regarding this rib, is this the right sort of price for this outfit and also what sorts or questions should I be asking the seller apart from the really obvious suff. If it helps I also have some more photos from different angles. If anyone personally knows of this rib that would be a big advantage trouble is I;m still waiting for the seller to email me his location and all the advert says is Scotland

I have already spent many an hour reading all the threads and am more than happy with the avon 5.4 searider it seems to be a popular and practically bomb proof rib.

Many thanks Buzz
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Old 05 February 2004, 16:13   #2
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Hi Buzz,

There has been a lot of talk regarding the Avon range, However Scotland is a hell of a lomg way to go for 1 boat.

Where in Portsmouth are you from? I am in the ECA at Estney.


There are a couple of Ribs for Sale on the Notice Board worth a look, right sort of price range.

Give me a bell if you wish to discuss further. Mobile is 07761 864043.

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Old 05 February 2004, 16:15   #3
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The obvious to me would be how many hours the engine has on it. Where was it kept (outside or in a garage), is is got a fuel water serator (poss not).
However, the boat is one of the best boats around (hull wise). Check the tuvbes and valves. Open the valves and see if they leak air. Look at the seams and the hull. see if it has any bumps.
Price is reasonable (to good) fo the boat age, engine provided kept well and is tidy.
That's all I can say.
If it was me I would have gone for it. But I'm Greek LOLOL

Ups forgot: Check the engine trim that works properly and that the bat is OK and how may amps - I think they call that way (should be 100).
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Old 05 February 2004, 16:24   #4
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Aging Y with all due respect why you cannot discuss it in the forum??

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Old 05 February 2004, 19:27   #5
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Buzz999,

I have a Ribtec 585, with 115 yam in good nick and has very new GPS/Sounder on it going to 5750ish. Its at ECA very local to you.

This boat looks ok BUT I think its over priced for a 10yr old 5.4m boat. However it does look in very good condition ... do they keep in inside that shed? If they do then thats worth something.

Scotland is a long way away ... there are similar boats more local.
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Old 06 February 2004, 00:21   #6
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I love Seariders

A friend of mine rang me up about this boat as he was interested
and this is what I told him. It's in the Orkneys by the way

I don't think this picture is recent. the a Frame doesn't have nav lights on, when/if you call the owner ask if it has Nav lights fitted
if it does you know the picture isn't recent.

Seariders are remarkably robust boats and will keep their looks if cared for, but that hull shows no sign of fading in colour which would happen over ten years. The Orkneys is a long way from Portsmouth to find out that the camera has lied.

That boat will have been used in proper seas , not the famous Solent wavelets, and with the Sea riders remarkable handling ability, you can bet the engine has been well worked.

It's a ten year old engine with manual start and premix nothing wrong with either of these features but it puts the engine at being worth no more than 1k in my opinion.

Collection will cost you the best part of 500 if you do it yourself.

The trailers nothing special and you's be a silly boy if you didn;t fit new bearings for that Journey so that's another 60 quid.

I think it's a good buy at 4 k if you lived in the Qrkneys

cheers Stuat
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Hi Manos,

Aging Y with all due respect why you cannot discuss it in the forum??

No Problem All I know is what I had read on the Notice Board of my local club. I would not give out someone else's personal details without checking with them first.

Due to the fact that you meet some really weird people on the internet I am sure you understand

I hope your new business venture is going well.

Best wishes
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Old 06 February 2004, 05:48   #8
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Agin Y I was just joking

Thanks business is doing great!!
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