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Old 30 September 2009, 17:23   #41
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Now stop pishing on my fire. I'd make it work! Got an idea of mining out the core of the transom and pouring readymix in there!

And it's not armitage shanks, it's a posher bog than that!
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Old 01 October 2009, 04:55   #42
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Sounds like the transom would break with some serious wave jumping and a 90hp engine. I wouldn't touch it either.

Can you tell us where the ad was so that nobody else wastes their time by going to see it?
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Old 01 October 2009, 05:14   #43
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Sorry Pablo - should have thought of that before - it was here:

http://www.apolloduck.co.uk/display.phtml?aid=116573

It might be a good project for someone ...maybe.. but as agreed too much for us
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This one could suit you : http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=31180
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It's Also on Ebay ending today Pablo.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Humber-5-3m-di...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Old 01 October 2009, 06:17   #47
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I'd prefer this one with a 90 Yam:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Also ending today.
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This one looks good too.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/rib-535-not-av...#ht_724wt_1165

Certainly a lot more recent than the others.
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I definitely wouldn't touch anything that JSP wouldn't touch
It'll come complete with its own Sea Cadets group if JSP's even looked at it!
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Old 02 October 2009, 03:08   #50
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Thanks all for the further suggestions - annoyingly work got in the way yesterday so missed the ones ending

We had a look at the Searider on eBay yesterday evening

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Avon-Searider-...d=p3286.c0.m14

Boat is in reasonable condition but the Valient console has been screwed direct to the deck and not sealed in an way that I would be happy with, the wooden backing to all the seats is very rotten and will need replacing soon - I'm sure this is sortable though.

My main area of concern is the state of the engine - it leaks water from all over when running - the gear box has a large crack that runs from the prop back along the casing about a third of its length - stopped with a drilled hole. To be fair he did say this was a common fault with lots of coverage on line, with the drilled hole a recognised fix - we just felt the overall condition of the engine was poor and would need replacing fairly soon

The tubes were in good nick although one chamber had a leak - possibly from the valve.

The trailer looked okay. Looking at the amount of seaweed still stuck to the trailer I'm pretty sure neither the boat, engine or trailer have been regularly washed down after use.

I guess if this does'nt go for silly money it could be good to strip back and replace the engine - transom was sound but the hull seeemd to have some fibreglass repair.

It's already at 2500 - the chap believes he should get around 3k but sold his last one for 6k.

One other odd observation is that the Avon plate states SR5 - does this make it an early or late SR5.4

The seller seemed a really nice guy and honest - maybe the true state of the engine could have been better described but the actual boat apart from the inner console seems very good

The hunt continues .....
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