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Old 21 September 2008, 06:03   #11
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It's not particularly pretty either!

I would just sit tight and wait for the perfect boat to come along. There should be a good few bargains to be had now the season is coming to an end. I picked this 4m Searider up complete with 3 year old Yamaha 25hp 4 stroke for 1800. You'll find something like this a lot more reliable than a lot of the crap on ebay.

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Old 21 September 2008, 12:32   #12
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Which one do you mean Chris? The barnstormer or the Ex RNLI training boat?

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Old 21 September 2008, 17:02   #13
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You know what lads, I am so glad I found this forum. I could have bought a donkey a few times now if you lot hadn't give me such good info.
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Old 21 September 2008, 17:28   #14
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I think I maybe limiting my search. I'm only really looking on ebay, boats and outboards and boatshed . Any other good sites?
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Old 21 September 2008, 18:12   #15
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All good sites. There are usually quite a few for sale on Ribnet and try

http://www.adtrader.co.uk/
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Old 22 September 2008, 15:18   #16
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http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F192712

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/OWL319

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/PCW023

Some reasonable looking boats on B&O and with cash in hand you will probably be able to get the prices down quite a lot.

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Old 23 September 2008, 05:21   #17
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Thanks for the links.

Chris, I've been looking at the two seariders there but hadn't seen the humber. Looks an OK boat, have asked for more photos'. Thanks mate.
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Old 07 October 2008, 15:00   #18
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i have that barnstromer

hi guys just to let you know i bought that barnstormer rib. the hull is a avon the tubes where made by a company called barnstormer which i think no longer exists. the engine is a 2 stroke 60 hp mariner/yamaha and its age approx 13 years old ( who said 30 years old sort your facts out matey) the boat is great handles just like a avon i should know i have had 4 of them. i however have done a few mods on the boat but i think the 1500 i payed for the boat was a bargain . i challenge anyone to find better for little money. you wont because i have looked all over the uk and they all have their quirks. i feel sorry for the guy that got the bad bad advice form the not all knowing!!!!!!
thanks guys i will like to hear some feedback if you know anymore about the subject.
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Old 07 October 2008, 15:11   #19
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i feel sorry for the guy that got the bad bad advice form the not all knowing!!!!!!
I think I would have rather had the Avon Tim M posted above than some dodgy half breed off ebay.

Bumstormer might be a better name

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Old 07 October 2008, 15:26   #20
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I dont think i will be swapping my SR5 for a "barnstormer" anytime soon

I am sure you will enjoy using it and if youre happy with what you paid for it then thats all that matters. dont be too quick to diss the advice you get on here though, sure like any forum there is always wheat and chaff, but i must agree with the majority, the advice given was sound. the season is coming to an end and there will be better ribs available in that price range, especially with the "credit crunch" and the cost of fuel.
Hope you enjoy your boat.
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