N.B. this is not some ruse to get free publicity for a sale.
Looking for some advice, and excuse me if this is in the wrong forum (especially as it’s not a RIB/SIB). I ‘accidently’ bought my first boat on FleaBay at the beginning of the summer. On her maiden voyage the impeller went – no biggy I thought, easy enough to replace… I thought…
Long story short – all the bolts were seized and will now need drilled/tapped and replaced. Not a job for me (and I had a boat company look at it and they said best to get them machined out at a cost of about £250). To be honest that could lead to other engine problems I’m not ready to take on although the engine runs very sweetly, unusable without an impeller though!!!
So… I thought I’ll just sell the lot and having visited these forums and researched I am most likely going to buy a NEW Honwave SIB + Honda 20BF.
So… FleaBay has let me down twice now with buyers not turning up after winning the sale and I need to get rid of the boat. I’m now thinking, should I scrap the boat and keep the trailer for the SIB. Boat cost me £800 so would a new trailer so what’s to lose!??!
Do you have any advice on my options?
Could I realistically sell the boat and/or engine separately? (I don’t have time/energy to strip the engine and controls)
Could I sell the boat and engine without the trailer (sounds complex)? How?
If I were to scrap the boat and engine… how on earth does one go about that?
Sorry, I'm very new to this boating world.
Appreciate your advice… for 6 months it has been an £800 anchor round my neck and something for the wife to nag me about.
Here she is