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Old 25 July 2010, 07:23   #1
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Delta ribs manufacturing year identifaction

Does any one know, is there a way of identify manufacturing year/month on Delta made ribs from transom serial number? Thanks
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Old 25 July 2010, 11:15   #2
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The last number shows the year, 09, 10 etc
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Old 25 July 2010, 11:41   #3
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Old 30 July 2010, 05:42   #4
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Can it be done without serial? This one on ebay, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Delta-5-5-rib-...item2eaecc5086

The topcoat on the upper side of the hull(that is not newly painted) close to the tube is looking very detoriated(color), wonder is 1998 a realistic build year? Somehow looks older, but might be that heavy use does the same?
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That is my rib that you have mentioned. You obviously have not got much experience with ribs. I think that you are out of order commenting on these points when you have not seen the rib up close. I told you on the phone last week that there is a number on the transom but couldnt tell you as it is 80 miles from my house at my summer home.

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Old 30 July 2010, 12:20   #6
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He is simply asking straightforward questions rearding a prospective purchase, why's this out of order?
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I told you on the phone last week that there is a number on the transom but couldn't tell you as it is 80 miles from my house at my summer home.
Just playing devil's advocate here... but he's asking a pertinent question. You're selling, he's potentially buying. Is it not reasonable that you should have this information at hand? Nice Delta by the way.
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He is simply asking straightforward questions rearding a prospective purchase, why's this out of order?
He spoke to me last week regarding all of the above. I did tell him that we wouldnt be going to the boat untill after the auction had finished. He wanted me to drive 80 miles to get the serial number and he would buy it. Which i didnt have time to do hence the reason for going down after the auction had finished. I have a receipt with the year on from the previous owner. With regards to him commenting on the paintwork. The rib was previously antifoulled and we painted it last year.

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Just playing devil's advocate here... but he's asking a pertinent question. You're selling, he's potentially buying. Is it not reasonable that you should have this information at hand? Nice Delta by the way.
I have all the information to hand apart from the serial No.

The rib has been brilliant, only reason its for sale is i have bought a Blyth Catamaran.

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That is my rib that you have mentioned. You obviously have not got much experience with ribs. I think that you are out of order commenting on these points when you have not seen the rib up close. I told you on the phone last week that there is a number on the transom but couldnt tell you as it is 80 miles from my house at my summer home.

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I definitely did not want to upset anyone, and the explanation regarding summer home is fair enough. Secondly, there is only one reason i need to know the age and that's the (*******censored ) CE regulation, not a problem for any buyer here in UK. In fact I would rather se that the boat would be older than 1998, but that we don't know for now and better not speculate about that.

As also mentioned in the add, age is not checked, I hoped that this would be a potential place to ask this question. Most likely here is best expertise available, as many here have owned a Delta, in fact i hoped it would have been a ribnet members ex boat.

Its a nice boat and believe me, i would have seen it up close if i could. But i have slightly longer distance than 80 miles

If anyone have some educated guesses, please PM instead of posting here, I do not want to disturb seahunters auction in any way.

Seahunter, sorry for upsetting, question asked in good faith, and reason only to get information enough to bid on your boat.
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Little things like knowing the age of your boat when selling it is always a help. I can't see what harm he has done by asking the question on a public forum unless you have something to hide...
The fact he asked the question and didn't buy it blind shows he knows something about RIB's, slating him on here isn't going to make him want to buy it.
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Perhaps the serial no. of boat and motor would be on the insurance policy?
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Little things like knowing the age of your boat when selling it is always a help. I can't see what harm he has done by asking the question on a public forum unless you have something to hide...
The fact he asked the question and didn't buy it blind shows he knows something about RIB's, slating him on here isn't going to make him want to buy it.
I have nothing to hide. I dont see how repeating myself is going to help.
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I have nothing to hide. I dont see how repeating myself is going to help.
Well this is true, but then I don't believe the OP asked you to? What really doesn't help in selling someting is calling someone 'out of order' when he has innocently asked third party experts for information that you couldn't instantly provide.

If you have nothing to hide, I fail to see why you would be so annoyed if someone else was able to tell the OP how to identify the age without you needing to provide the serial?

Don't get the fuss. Anyhoo, nice little Delta. Good luck with the sale.
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The last number shows the year, 09, 10 etc
Last two digits are model year.

The two before give month and year of manufacture.


AABBBCCCCCDEFF

AA = country code
BBB = Manufacturer code
CCCCC = anything the builder wants
D = month of manufacture where A is January, B February etc
E = year of manufacture, 8 could be 1998 or 2008
FF = Model year. 98 = 1998, 08 = 2008 etc


Anyway, looks like the boat didn't reach it's reserve so the seller can now put up the serial number, or confirm the age from it and everyone can bid again!
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Anyway, looks like the boat didn't reach it's reserve so the seller can now put up the serial number, or confirm the age from it and everyone can bid again! [/QUOTE]



The boat has been sold this morning!
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Old 02 August 2010, 11:14   #17
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Last two digits are model year.

The two before give month and year of manufacture.


AABBBCCCCCDEFF

AA = country code
BBB = Manufacturer code
CCCCC = anything the builder wants
D = month of manufacture where A is January, B February etc
E = year of manufacture, 8 could be 1998 or 2008
FF = Model year. 98 = 1998, 08 = 2008 etc
Thanks, this might come handy, for other potential Delta's!
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