I'm afraid due to a degenerative health condition, I'm having to finally give up boating for good.
Taken a wee bit of time to post this and come to terms with no longer being an active RIB'er (is that the word?!).
Anyway, as a result, am going to put "Thumper" up for sale along with everything that goes with her, but am really unsure of what it's all worth so am once again throwing myself into the Sound of Knowledge and Expertise that has served me well in the past...
The major items are as follows:
Avon Searider 4.0m (20 years old), central aluminium jockey console with removable (wooden) bench seating behind, with single tube A-frame and wired nav lights
30hp Mariner two-stroke
Oceantrail roller-coaster trailer (just over a year old) with spare wheel & carrier and extra wide wheels (for beach launching etc)
Adult Lomo drysuit (with inner fleece suit)
Adult Gul wetsuit with boots (approx size 9/10)
2 X manual gas lifejackets (used twice and never inflated, still uder warranty)
3 X foam lifejackets (one XL adult, one youth, one child) - two unused
Handheld VHF marine radio (never used)
The boat is stored in dry, covered storage and has had only freshwater use since summer 2008. The tubes hold air fine for a couple of weeks but with a small, slow leak on one chamber and have some small patches. The flooding hull needs a small piece of repair work around the chamber's exit but otherwise perfectly sound. She's a grand wee beast, serving much of her life as an occasional safety boat in the West Highlands.
I would be grateful for any advice given.
And thank you for all of the advice and marvellous encouragement I've received from you all in the past - I now have wonderful memories and still manage to bore friends and family about the benefits of RIBs and of course flooding hulls