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Old 23 September 2012, 11:48   #11
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Originally Posted by Andy B View Post
Got a reply from the chap, and in responce to my questions he's posted some new pictures
Next question,
Are there any issues with running an ex-commercial boat as a private craft?
None Andy, we have sold several boats which were coded and they were to private users, we just removed safety gear, Normally they are like all good boats that have been serviced regularly and have to be maintained to a higher standard than private boats due to annual inspections etc.

The coding expires when a boat is sold except where the new owner applies to transfer it and again the boat should have to be inspected.

Our last Ribtec is still on River Hamble used privately
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Old 23 September 2012, 11:57   #12
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thanks for that
As a man who is not unaccustomed to buying ex-taxi's
the trade-off with high mileage/hours and a higher level of service and maintenance is one I came to peace with years ago.

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Old 23 September 2012, 12:00   #13
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Originally Posted by willk View Post
If I really believed that, I'd buy you one...

I'll go halves with ya.
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Old 23 September 2012, 12:59   #14
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Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
I'll go halves with ya.
Let's get him Twins - to be sure to be sure
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Old 23 September 2012, 16:36   #15
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Originally Posted by Mollers

I'll go halves with ya.
You guys are too kind

I'll take a pair of twin erminrudes for my avon 250 please. Then at least when they break I can push them off the weak saddle and row home.

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