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Old 12 October 2011, 03:17   #11
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Looks like a good usable tough working boat to me.

The engine isn't that old, and looks in reasonable nick, and the trailer can be rebuilt.

It could be made into a tidy boat on a reaonable budget with a bit a bit of elbow grease I'd say.
I also like the look of it, far better than a white boat wth Blue piped seats.

Never having had 1000s to spend on boats it's the sort of project I'd take on at the sort of money it's up for at the moment.

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would surely appeal to the SR type unless they have been blinded by brand loyalty...
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Old 12 October 2011, 06:58   #12
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Personally speaking, the only worthy part of this package is the trailer, the engine is old.....
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Old 12 October 2011, 07:41   #13
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Well found DHD.

I was guessing the engine was about that age.

Writing off 12yr old engines as too old is a bit much in my humble opinion.

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Old 12 October 2011, 07:48   #14
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I'd have said Watercraft too, looks fine the money.
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Old 12 October 2011, 09:13   #15
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If you are looking for your 1st 'Rib' then this isnt it as it's not a Rib!
They also state the trailer isn't roadworthy, so you need to have a clear action plan on how you can move it. I would have thought you might find a better deal, especially at this time of year.....

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Old 12 October 2011, 09:21   #16
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If you are looking for your 1st 'Rib' then this isnt it as it's not a Rib!
They also state the trailer isn't roadworthy, so you need to have a clear action plan on how you can move it. I would have thought you might find a better deal, especially at this time of year.....

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Thanks for that,

I appreciate that it isn't a RIB, wouldn't fancy trying to inflate large plastic blocks

Not interested in buying it but am looking around and trying to absorb as much on the general RIB subject as I can before spending my money. I'm having a bit of a bike clearout at the moment so the longer I look the easier the budget becomes

As I said in my original post, I like the look of boat which have a flat profile rather than pointed tubes at the bow, can any one recommend which boats made this way would be good as a year round proposition for UK waters.

Thanks for all the responses,

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Old 13 October 2011, 07:17   #17
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Agree with the Watercraft guesses.

We've got one of these sitting in the quayside at work. Doesn't seme to have been used or moved for years.

Has a Yamaha 50hp 4 stroke on it. Just had a look and the builders plate inside the transom says "Watercraft International, Gosport".

I assumed the outer "tubes" would be solid plastic, but they're actually slightly squashy, bolted onto the fibreglass main hull.

If you want any photos or more info from the builder's plate, let me know.

Actually looks quite an interesting, robust boat. I heard second hand that the boat here is ex-MOD, probably from Portland, but don't know whether it was ship or land based.

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