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Old 16 April 2014, 04:26   #21
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Cider or Cidre?

Folks, thanks for all your responses...

Granted, the budget of 5k is limited in the extreme but it's good enough starting point for my purposes, being mindful of potential running costs.Stumbled across a good looking Humber in Northern Ireland with twin Yamaha 60's on my online travels...old but good for 25% on top of the budget...

Yes, was away in the aether for a while there...and cider is not the reason (this time).

Will shout back later in the week
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Old 16 April 2014, 04:30   #22
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Fear, you say?

Not fear, merely slumbering. Continued the hunt on another (in)famous website in the meantime, turned up an interesting Humber with twin 60's....initial budget in need of some radical revision.
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Old 16 April 2014, 04:34   #23
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This one's to Henry Freston

...just getting back online today since posting initial query. Sound advice, don't believe I've ever set foot on an Avon Sea Rider so have no idea of their charms or pitfalls.

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Old 16 April 2014, 04:40   #24
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this one's to BoristheBold...

Just back on the site today...Cheers for reply Boris, debt is certainly not worth it, boatshare opportunities here are seemingly not an option unfortunately and as for doer-uppers not a chance. I can tie a few old knots and helm a boat, boat DIY one of those lethal passtimes for me hahaha. I'll simply need to increase the budget or accept dreaming as a safe alternative.
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Ok dokes Willk,

Thanks for swift reply...plenty to mull over here for sure.
Was saying to another poster that the budget obviously needs some revision,
and located a Humber with twin Yamaha 60's for sale nearby...this might just tick all the boxes except budget, no real idea on their fuel consumption with a load onboard.

Yep, i'm in Moville, North East Inishowen.
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Nos4r2,

Thanks for reply, that "what to steer clear of!" is really helpful, so cheers.
With a bit of a push on the budget, Humber seems to be taking pole position.
For now. This is going to be a lengthy decision/compromise process I think.
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Poly, thanks for reply.....surprised in a good way with the responses,
so fair dues to you all.

How did you know? You're not wrong about cider...the budget was 60% stronger last year, unlike the cider, due to the vagaries of modern life. Which tells you everything and nothing at the same time hoho

Had to change the idea of taking 6 adults as it simply meant robbing banks as a career change....dream territory only. I'm in no rush to run and spend wildly on a pile of garbage either so thought I'd put it to the enthusiasts, pro's and semi pros alike.

This very basic budget could be stretched a little for the right craft, I would think. Safety and good seakeeping ability first, decent reliable engine then some manageable fuel consumption -if that's not a total contradiction in terms for some of the less-than-new 2strokes. For sure I don't have to take 4 lifesizer's out every time, but it'll happen at some point. 2 adults and 2 short-arses, most of the time yes. Less talk, more do is the order of the day.
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HO, Just beware - you are in prime "Scam" territory. A "bargain" boat will come along, and might be quite far away, and they will offer to deliver (with all sorts of B.S. about money back guarantees etc). Don't send money anywhere till you have physically seen the goods in person. Of course that might mean a noticable %age of your budget is spent on travel and tyre kicking before you even find the dream boat!
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HO, Just beware - you are in prime "Scam" territory. A "bargain" boat will come along, and might be quite far away, and they will offer to deliver (with all sorts of B.S. about money back guarantees etc). Don't send money anywhere till you have physically seen the goods in person. Of course that might mean a noticable %age of your budget is spent on travel and tyre kicking before you even find the dream boat!
Very good advice from poly, lots of boat scams out there. Be careful and don't get scammed.
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