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Old 06 May 2005, 04:37   #1
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Advice Please-Narwhal 4 metre

A mate of mine wants to get into ribbing and is looking at a 4 metre Narwhal with a 25hp Yamaha advertised on Ebay-item no 4547599748.
He has made an offer on it(£1700) but is now a little worried that no-one has bid on it at all. Apparently it was on Ebay before and the same thing happened. Is there something he should know about before he commits himself?

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Old 06 May 2005, 05:17   #2
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The console looks pretty shabby

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Old 06 May 2005, 08:09   #3
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From the auction location and the way the description is worded with the different colours and all, it looks like a chap that's been selling ribs on eBay before under a different name. He had all positive feedback then, but I wonder why he's gone for a different name.
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Old 06 May 2005, 09:25   #4
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I think there are no bids because of the starting price - £1700, so its less of an auction and more of a 'for sale' ad. Have a look at rib section, do a search on price between say £1500 & £1900, it'll give you an idea as to whats about for that price range.
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Old 06 May 2005, 12:02   #5
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...dont have the best of reputations for quality, but it looks intact. the trouble is with ebay you cant check as close as you can when you can view a boat so there may be cracks etc, especially on a boat that age, i would certainly try and get the price nearer the thousand mark if i were buying it.
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