I've been a bit dim and buried this question in the middle of another thread, and digressed into beach buggies too, so hoping that the more obvious title to this one might get some responses. Apologies for the repeat / cross post of this - http://rib.net/forum/showpost.php?p=369928&postcount=4
They are all on ebay at the moment - I've learned how to use the forum a bit better now and the pics below are clickable links to the ebay pages so hopefully this is a more user friendly way of asking
If you have the time to have a look and are able to help with any info or comments, many thanks. If not, sorry to bother you
1 is in Locks Heath, Fareham
Seller seems genuine and friendly, boat has central console so as much open deck space as possible (useful if I want dive kit onboard), has bits of kit which will get me going, has VHF and GPS so I might even know where I am and get rescued if not .... 40hp seems enough for this size boat, and it will all fit in my garage too. Wondering about something like this as a 'just get going' solution. Is not having electric start a big issue ?
2 is in Portsmouth
Seems simple, console again, grab rail, A frame, needs more kitting out, has a slightly bigger engine. Presumably reserve is below £2,000 somewhere. I'm suspicious of the metal plate on the transom, or is that normal ?
3 is in Liverpool
This is the type with the ordinary seats. I'm guessing it'd be pretty easy to take the back ones out to leave some room for kit. Possibly better for my 8 yr old than a jockey seat type. Looks to have been either looked after or done up. Seller again seems friendly and helpful. Engine more powerful. All looks very tidy and well looked after - looks like a drive away solution with everything there. No idea what the reserve is though.
I'm trying to learn what to look out for, and know that I need to go and physically look at boats, but am trying to filter a bit, and also exclude any obvious lemons