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Old 22 March 2007, 15:50   #11
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Seller seems to move about a bit in Cheshire on Boats and outboards Ebay he is in Portsmouth
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Old 22 March 2007, 16:00   #12
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Seller seems to move about a bit in Cheshire on Boats and outboards Ebay he is in Portsmouth
No - it's a new seller.
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Old 22 March 2007, 16:20   #13
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[QUOTE=Jimbo;191937] The seller does know his boats

He's also refurbed a fair few ribs now, all of which are in active service in a far better condition than when he took them on. Perhaps best not to pass judgement without actually seeing the boat. [/QUOTE

If the seller is not refurbing this one - does it need too much work ?

It may be an honest description but that seems to say the only good thing is the outer hull (not including transom ).
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Old 22 March 2007, 16:30   #14
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If the seller is not refurbing this one - does it need too much work ?:

It may be an honest description but that seems to say the only good thing is the outer hull (not including transom ).
I'm not sure I can fully speak for him on this particular question - but I believe the issue is neither time, resources or ability for restoration, simply storage.
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Old 22 March 2007, 16:33   #15
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I love the way people on RIBnet love to comment on things they havn't actually seen

I shall set the record straight. I am selling the boat as many of you will know from the ebay id. It is a very good project. As far as I am concerned the hull (and the transom) are perfectly useable with a bit of tidying. The transom does have several holes where the outdrive once was, and as the ebay as says I would fix this by resealing them as a precaution and then replacing the tatty plate to something more tidy, and to reinforce the transom. The tubes (again as the ebay ad says) are usable but tatty. I intend to clean them over the weekend with some boatcare uk majic ribcleaner which should bring them up a lot better. I shall update the ebay ad with pics when I have done this.

The trailer included in the ad again is perfectly sound and useable. I have not posted photos of it as it is currently not in Porstmouth. I will be taking photos of it on Sunday morning and again will update when I have these.

The a-aframe is made of stainless tubing. It is very strong and I can confirm is not made of scaffold poles.

As the ad says anyone is welcome to view it. Just email/pm me and we can arrange a time for a viewing.

Yes the boat will require money and time spent on it to get it looking nice again. However I think this will be more than worth it. When you consider the price tidy examples of this model of a similar age go for I think you will agree.

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Old 22 March 2007, 16:40   #16
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I'm not sure I can fully speak for him on this particular question - but I believe the issue is neither time, resources or ability for restoration, simply storage.
Correct. I've got massive storage issues at the moment. I currently have 7 boats in Portsmouth, 5 of which are in my garden. Trying to find extra space to store stuff like boats and trailers is a massive headache, both practically and financially. I had the joy of receiving an angry letter from several of my neighbors two days ago due to the 25ft boat trailer I had parked on the street outside.
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Old 22 March 2007, 16:48   #17
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I love the way people on RIBnet love to comment on things they havn't actually seen.

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My comment was made after the description on ebay.
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Old 23 March 2007, 09:55   #18
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The seller does know his boats

He's also refurbed a fair few ribs now, all of which are in active service in a far better condition than when he took them on. Perhaps best not to pass judgement without actually seeing the boat.
Jimbo - Re read my post as its more about my experiences than this issue, having sat and worked out what i spent on my boat over the years (and that includes a new engine) i recon i would have been somewhere close to the cost of a new rib of the same size, granted some of the issues were down to my own incompitence or lack of knowledge, and would i do it all again.....certainly not, the blown out boating days, heartache when the engine lets you down, the failure of electronics, or watching your transom crack open due to water ingress i can well do without these days, add to this the massive amounts of grief from the wife every time i wanted to spend hundreds on the next failed component

There really is no such thing as a cheap boat !
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