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Old 28 November 2015, 11:55   #1
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Cheap rib

Just seen this on gumtree a bargain for somebody.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kaya...ch./1144257893
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Old 29 November 2015, 04:13   #2
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Where dya put 6 people in a porn star SR4?

Refurbished engine could mean knackered engine that we coaxed back to life before we flog it. 30HP is not exactly over powered.

Road trailer has plenty of rust on it.

Tubes look good in some photos then you see some big but old patches (so presumably done a while back). Duck Tape on a toob is always a worry.

Manual start engine.

Paint work on a section of the leg doesn't match the engine. Whats going on? Short to Long Shaft conversion?

Not saying its not worth 1k but its probably not worth much more, so not sure its that great a bargain. IMHO.
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Old 29 November 2015, 09:10   #3
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1000 doesn't buy much in the boating world.
If it floats, runs, cools, goes in and out of gear. If the trailer rolls and the wheels aint about to fall off it then.....it is what it is.....a cheap boat with no guarantees.
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Old 29 November 2015, 10:22   #4
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my point being that cheap is not the same as a bargain.
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Old 29 November 2015, 11:43   #5
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It's too easy to spend a lot of money on something that doesn't live up to expectations.

If you buy something and it makes you happy then it's fulfilled your actual reason for buying it..........that's the real definition of a bargain.

On this measure I don't think you'd do much better at that money.
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Old 29 November 2015, 12:03   #6
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If you buy something and it makes you happy then it's fulfilled your actual reason for buying it..........that's the real definition of a bargain.
Hang on... ...can we take a minute here. If people go re-inventing the English language to come up with their own defintions no-one will know what they mean.

The official Oxford English Dictionary Definition of Bargain is:
noun: 2. A thing bought or offered for sale much more cheaply than is usual or expected (Source: bargain - definition of bargain in English from the Oxford dictionary )

What are you buying here:
  • Happiness
  • A Rib (generically)
  • An Old SR4, porn star layout with beat up tubes, ona rusty trailer with a 30HP manual Start Engine thats needed a refurb?

Yip - 1k for happiness is possibly a bargain. BUT will a 1k old beat up RIB bring true happiness? Or will it bring as much misery repairing the trailer at the roadside on the tow home, being towed back ashore with engine problems or handing over 3k for a new set of toobs when you discover those ones aren't up to the job. All hard to tell. I certainly wouldn't say this was a sure fire way to happiness.

A generic rib... ...yip. 1k for a rib with engine on a trailer is cheap. But there are plenty of old beat up ribs that do come up "cheap"

An Old SR4 blah blah... as I said its on the money its not especially cheap, its not over priced. So that makes it not a bargain...
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Old 29 November 2015, 12:12   #7
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This was for sale a couple of months ago. Had a look at it was worse in the flash. looks like they quickly chucked it together for quick sale. Said they would take 850. And engine needed a service as it would die when warm. Walked away and upped my budget to 6000 got want I wanted now. 😊


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Looks like a pile of pi5h to me ....
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