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Old 14 November 2003, 17:43   #1
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BWM 5.6/ 80hp Yam

Still searching for my first RIB and have seen an ad for a BWM 5.6 with a Yamaha 80 ELPT.

Anyone got any info/veiws on purchasing this type of RIB for a beginner?

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Old 14 November 2003, 17:54   #2
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Is it a deep sea 18?
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Haven't a clue yet! Will phone the vendor tomorrow, but here's a photo in the meanwhile (if it works)
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Old 15 November 2003, 04:13   #4
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I had a look at this boat a few weeks ago, it was on for 5.6K (I think) and looked OK the hull seemed reasonable with a few dinks and marks.

I did not check the hull for any stress cracks (too little knowledge also wet ground)

There were some small cracks around the transom which may only have been in the gel.

The boat seemed OK for the money, I decided not to pursue it because I was worried about the age of the engine, 10yrs ish, unknown hours.

On speaking to a surveyor and dealer, they suggested the engine may be fine for a few more years, or it could be due for a rebuild at this age. The dealer suggested that 10yrs on an engine with unknown hrs could require some money spent in the near future.

I think the book price on the engine was about 1000, although I guessed at the 10 years.

However compared with everything else I looked at in the price range of 5k it was the best boat.

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Andrew, our club dive boat has teh pre mix 85 hp version of this engine. there is also a 90 hp. Design hasn't changed in years because Yamaha got it so right in the first place. Ours is late 80s been abused by a dive school for 10 years and then by the club and it still runs pefectly. If I was buying n old engine Yamaha would be top of my list. It looks like an oil injection model which saves alot of messing about. Although Mal gave the book value at 1k I think you will lucky to find one at this price. Value of the package? bargin at 4.5k and a good buy at 5k.

Have a chat with Lee Fairweather at Lower Quay, Fareham if your not sure.

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go back to him and say you'll take it.

Yamaha's just go on for ever
mine was 12 years old, always started first click, gave impressive fuel consumption for a 2-stroke and never let me down in 3 years.
If there is a problem with one it can nearly always be fixed, Spare parts for a yamaha are cheap and plentiful but if it works now it'll probably go on working for years.
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Going to look at it this afternoon. Sounds good from talking on the phone and have spoken to BHG Marine that sold and serviced the Engine from the previous owner, John Babage.

Anyone on the forum know this man? If so I'd like to speak to him please.

Wish me good luck please.

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