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Old 13 May 2004, 11:55   #11
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if you are reading this Stephan what does exreddingboat mean

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You also have to consider that Ribs are dearer in Holland

It is 'rescue boat' according to the babel fish website. Borne out by it's appearance. Looks like a cracking boot too.
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Old 13 May 2004, 12:00   #12
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Stephan, I would choose the Ribtec, certainly looks in good condition. My only problem with Ribtecs is they are very expensive new, but it will have a lot more space inside and feel like a much bigger boat at sea.

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Old 13 May 2004, 12:18   #13
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The Avon searider....I have had another look at that photo on the auction website.

Call me cynical but...the boat is an ex- rescue boat, in the photo it looks pretty new, the photo was probably taken early in it's life.


If it was my money I would want to go and see it in the flesh before i bid on it to ensure it hasn't deteriorated in the interim 13 years or so.
It may well be a bit more of a project than it looks after 13 yrs of wear and tear.

Just a thought from an old tightwad
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Old 13 May 2004, 13:27   #14
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heres a picture of 'Bugle Billy' which is our Sea Rider, I am getting a 5.4 on the water in about a months time and am really looking forwards to it.

I wouldn't buy the Ribtec Avons are much more fun.

http://www.firstwaveribs.com/images/...uglebilly3.jpg
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Is that creature in the boat a halfling (yes, I've seen Lord of the Rings) or is it just a big boat. I think you wouldn't sell it for about 10.000 euros.

I'll call the owner and try to make an appointment with him.

I've got to find a boat before I go on holiday to Spain the 1st of july. Unfortunately my girlfriend is not as enthousiastic about buying a new rib as I am. By the way: I like the searider very much. But on the other hand: the Ribtec 6m is bigger and has a bigger engine.

By the way: I just called him. The hull is 1988 and the tubes are 1993. It's an ex border patrol and the man owns it since 1999. according to him it's in a very good condition and the picture has been taken a few weeks ago.
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Old 13 May 2004, 16:06   #16
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Stephen, You have got to go see the boat and check the usual things. You had a boat before so you should have n experienced eye. Check the hull and deck for cracks chips and grazing. Check the console condition, electrics, battery, fuel tank, fuel line, steering system and steering cable. Have a good look at the tubes and check all the valves. Pull at the seams especially around the transom and bow areas.

Check the engine or get someone to check the engine for you for condition, corrosion, mountings prop shaft, compression, spark etc.

Don't forget to have a good look at the trailer.

Get a sea trial.

Remember all the little things that need fixing add up to a lot of money. Build all the repairs, engine servicing etc into the price when you make your offer and hold out for the best deal.

The Seariders are a practical workhorse type boat and can stand up to a lot of use. Most people on this forum have nothing but praise for this type of boat.

I hope it works out for you otherwise... Happy hunting.
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Thanks again for all those tips.

I sound a bit like a small child I guess. That must be the result of being too enthousiastic.

I'll keep you informed. I assume that the combination with the 90 2-stroke yamaha is ok (and the rib is not underpowered.)
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Old 13 May 2004, 16:49   #18
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Yes the 90 horsepower is the max recomended for that boat. Although I notice Avon are now showing a max recommended weight rather than engine size. I suppose a 90 hp 4 stroke could be well over the max weight limit. I think the the boat you are looking at is called the offshore oil type. If you go to the Avon site www.avoninflatables.co.uk you can download all the spec sheets and details for each type.
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I think i am gonna get Daithi to check over my next boat for me he knows what he is talking about.

Our Avon is an 8.4 metre but it's grounded at the moment but hope to have her back in the water soon.

I would rather have a 5.4 sea rider hull than a 6 metre Ribtec however the engine ( if it;s a 2001 model) makes the Ribtec a good deal in theory.
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I would rather have a 5.4 sea rider hull than a 6 metre Ribtec
I'd definitely go for the 6m Ribtec. That 0.6 metre makes a lot of difference when you're looking at this size of boat!

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