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Old 17 November 2017, 06:10   #1
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Hi everyone any advice would be great before I ask to go and view the rib
It seems a good price for a Ribcraft any issue with them to look out for
Iím quite new to the water and want something about that size but more seats I know they can be add Iím not to sure about the age itís a 1997 do the tubes have a life span it says they need topping up weekly.
I know I would have to spend money on it to get what I want or would I just be buying someoneís old worn out toy that wants more spending on it than the wife and maybe for a couple of thousand more might get me more what Iím looking for ok maybe not a Ribcraft but something newer with more seats.
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Old 17 November 2017, 06:47   #2
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That boat has been for sale for a few months ...
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Old 17 November 2017, 08:27   #3
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As stated its been around for a while now on ebay. Looks tidy in the photos and Ribcraft are usually good solid boats - I wouldn't personally let the age put me off if you like the look of it. Again, age of the tubes isn't necessarily an issue if its been looked after which it looks like it has. I'd go and have a look, pump it up and go over with a bucket of water, washing liquid and a sponge and see if theres anywhere the air is obviously escaping from. Plenty of deck space to add more seats later if you decide to. Those Mariner 2-strokes are usually good solid and reliable engines although it will be pretty thirsty.
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Old 17 November 2017, 09:20   #4
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Engine could be newer than '97'.
Not sure when they changed over from the "Clam shell" hood but I'm sure someone here will know and if you can get the serial no of the engine (and boat). there's a fair chance we can work out the age of both.
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Old 17 November 2017, 09:37   #5
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That's around the 97 design
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Old 17 November 2017, 17:38   #6
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Itís also gone UP £100 since it was last listed on EBay. Which considering time of year is surprising. Good luck, a good few ££££ís will no doubt need spent on her, so enjoy the haggle.
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Old 17 November 2017, 17:45   #7
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A bit of chat here
Ribcraft 545 history?
Ribcraft 545 history?
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marke moo, that 125hp obm and boat,Was it for water skiing? If so it looks like the 2+2 system. Have you tried the boat on the water?
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Old 18 November 2017, 10:49   #9
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marke moo, that 125hp obm and boat,Was it for water skiing? If so it looks like the 2+2 system. Have you tried the boat on the water?
It's set up for diving
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ok Tim thanks.
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