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Old 15 July 2015, 04:04   #21
Country: UK - England
Town: liverpool
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Make: ?
Length: no boat
Engine: ?
Join Date: Jul 2015
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Originally Posted by Pikey Dave View Post
Go on then I'll stick my oar in.
When buying a boat of that vintage there are only really 2 things to consider-
a, condition of hull/transom
b, condition of tubes.
These are the 2 money pits in older boats, everything else is quantifiable. You can look around & view dozens of trailers, engines etc & wait until the right ones come along that suit your needs & budget. Once you've bought the boat however, you're stuck with it. I would want to be very sure I wasn't buying a lemon & given your level of experience (no disrespect, just being honest) I would either leave it alone, or get an experienced eye on the boat, in the flesh, before I parted with any cash. If the fundamentals are right, then the rest will follow. Given time & patience, you will finish up with a nice first outfit.
Be prepared to put your hand in your pocket, boating isn't cheap.
If that boat is in good condition & solid, then it's worth the asking price (or less if you can get it) imho.
If it's soggy, walk away, there'll be others come along.
Excellent advice and no offence taken at all , I am at the very start of my journey into boating , but also serious about getting a rib , thanks.

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