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Old 11 May 2009, 17:39   #1
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Buying a RIB Tomorrow.... Advice?

Hi guys am new to the forum.
I am going to look at a ribeye 650 sport tomorrow with the intention of bying it.
i would be greatful of advice on what to look for and check
its a 2007 sport 650 with a yamaha 150 outboard
it has been antifouled, and it has all the navman equip

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Old 11 May 2009, 17:45   #2
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Is it a 4 stroke Yam or an HPDI?
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Is it a 4 stroke Yam or an HPDI?
its a 4 stroke yam
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its a 4 stroke yam
A full checkable service history and a date when the last service was done and what was done. Running hours too.
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A full checkable service history and a date when the last service was done and what was done. Running hours too.
ok thanks, it has 60 hours on it
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ok thanks, it has 60 hours on it
You'll want the paperwork to back this up
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what kind of paperwork should i ask for?
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HT why are you focusing on the engine without mentioning the rib?
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what kind of paperwork should i ask for?
What you want are receipts etc showing what has been done over a period of time. What you really looking for is proof that backs up the sellers claim that servicing has been carried out.

You wouldn't want to buy a new car unless it had some old MOT's and a service history. It's all about feeling confident about something you're going to buy.

Same as the RIB.

What condition are the tubes?

What about the hull? Is it in a poor state? Looking neglected?

Look for cracks in the hull. Look closely at the transom area around the knees and deck and look at the bottom of the transom where it meets the hull bottom.

This all tells you how it's been looked after and gives you an Idea if the price is right.

I'm my view it's easier to tell the condition of the Hull as it's much more obvious than that of the engine. So it's important to get paperwork history, even if it's receipts.

Hope this helps a bit!
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BTW the Yam should still be in Warranty if it's all 2007. Check it's transferable (I'm sure it will be) and when it runs to (I'm sure it's a 5 year one).
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