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Old 21 April 2015, 04:22   #1
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Buying a boat

What are the keys things to look out for when buying a boat?
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Old 21 April 2015, 04:48   #2
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To get a reasonable answer you're going to have to be much more specific !! Hardboat/rib, inboard/outboard, new/old etc etc
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If it's a rib, most of it's covered here:-

Buying a 'cheap' rib-what to look out for.

Older outboards are covered here:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/Buying-an-...3868449/g.html

(the TCW3 bit doesn't apply to certain newer 2 strokes-instead use manufacturer recommended oils)
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I'm undecided on a rib or a boston, reason I would go towards a boston is the extra deck space you get, looking at the 16 dauntless with a 115 on the back, I know it won't be favoured on this forum but advice would be appreciated, be a circa 2004 set up!
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Depends what you want to do with it. The 16 Dauntless will be absolutely bloody horrible in Solent chop though compared to a proper V hull.
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I'm undecided on a rib or a boston, reason I would go towards a boston is the extra deck space you get, looking at the 16 dauntless with a 115 on the back, I know it won't be favoured on this forum but advice would be appreciated, be a circa 2004 set up!
That's like saying "I'm looking at a Landrover & a Comma van & can't decide"
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Pros and cons of both I have a small rib at the moment but looking to upgrade
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Not saying you have to buy a rib at all, just saying you'd be far better off with a proper hull than that Whaler unless you only ever use it on days where it's flat calm and will stay like it all day.
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I appreciate the advice, what can you get in way of rib for about 12k?
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Old 21 April 2015, 06:19   #10
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That will take about 5-7 people tow a dount? Do abit of fishing, boat in the poole soton area...
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