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Old 09 October 2007, 08:44   #1
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Country: UK - England
Town: salisbury
Boat name: ribbit
Make: avon 5.4 searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: 80.2stoke. mercury
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Do the work..... or sell?

I have a Searider 5.4 .... old but good.... (early 80s). She needs new valves ..4 in total, hence she goes abit soft after a day or so. She has a good level of kit with her... gps , plotter, fishfinder, dsc. etcetc and is on a good rollercoaster, She is an ex rescue.. i think off the rigs. My question is ... is it best to do the valves & give her Mercury 80 2str a sevice and sell....for about 3.5k - 3.8k or give somebody a bargin at 2950?
What do u guys think? How much is it to have the valves done? service etc?
Is there anyone recommended around Southampton. Or is anyone intrested in it as is?
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Old 09 October 2007, 08:50   #2
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Ribshop or Stephen RIB (who offers a mobile service) will do the valves. You could even do them your self to save some cash. Inflatable Boat Supplies sell everything you need. If it were me I would be tempted to do the work as its one less thing for the new owner to worry about and I would think would get you a better price.
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