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Old 22 April 2007, 03:59   #11
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Oi, you bunch of w-anchors. I asked for advice about a boat I had no info. on. You guys are supposed to be the experts. Then someone turns it into a debate about buying used boats. ( Thanks to Biggles for his advice).
No need to get stroppy... someone gave you general advice and I was trying to establish if there was substance to it. Having used the forum to discuss ths advice I would say there was... if you want people to give you advice (those that have posted so far or others) you might want to lay off the abuse a little

I suggest if you are looking for specific information/advice you might also want to sharpen up your orginal question...

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It's a Lomac ( Italy) What you think if i can get it for a small exhorbitant price. Has a 2001 200hp Merc.
I assume you have found the Lomac website - and you presumably have more info than we do to help identify the hull... e.g.

http://www.inflatableboatslomac.com/...catid=7&url=en

I'm not sure how comfortable I would be with the console so close to an open transom with no seat/jockey or anything stopping you slipping into the mincer.

5k seems like a reasonable price for any 6m+ rib with intact tubes, OK hull and a 6 year old 200 HP engine and a reasonable trailer. Thats even better given that ribs on your side of the pond are generally more expensive (although if the dollar keep going we will soon be able to import them to the UK for pennies!).
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Old 22 April 2007, 04:00   #12
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price is about $10K/ 5k pounds.
That's very cheap even for the USA isn't it?

If it's all ok I'd grab it anyway. That's a lot of boat for the money...
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Old 22 April 2007, 05:04   #13
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Just go and have a look at it!

I guess that you, Limey have got enough experience of looking at boats good enough to see if it's any good or not.

Providing the tubes are in good nick and the hull is sound, everything else can be removed and replaced easy.

Consoles are fairly straight forward to move, and the addition of some nice seating would be good. Place an A frame at the rear to stop your passengers falling off and your nearly home dry

Next thing is the outboard....Get it serviced by a main dealer (better still, get the seller to do it) and really find out what it's like. If you replace it, it'll cost you a little more than the price of the whole outfit for a brand new one and that's not too bad.

$10,000 seems like a real cheap price for this outfit, so go with a Nautical friend for a second opinion and be wary of con-men/something wrong with the rig. Take cash as well, because you can buy it (often getting a better price by waving $'s in their face) and you get to drive it away then and there.

I suspect that if it's a genuin sale then and been on the market for a while, then the layout is what is putting people off.

Good luck mate!
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Trailer looks a tad short, ideally the transom and the weight of that engine ought to be taken by the trailer not hanging in mid air.

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Thanks for all the input guys. I also have concerns about the trailer.
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I apologise if I came across a bit stroppy. I did not mean to. Guess I was just a bit frustrated in trying to get info. on an unusual before I go see it. Thanks again to all
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Old 22 April 2007, 11:23   #17
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LL, you were looking at a Hurricane a week or so ago. Did that fall through? I would be concerned about this boat just because of the lack of direct knowledge about the maufacturer.

At least Hurricane is known to manufacture solid (if not expensive) boats...

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Thanks for all the input guys. I also have concerns about the trailer.
Trailer looks a little small (light) for the boat to me, what is it rated for and what does the boat and motor weigh? Not familiar with the brand but the Italians have been building them for quite awhile. Looks O.k. Are you going to be able to get a sea trial?
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The Hurricane I was looking at had hull damage, no tubes and was in Nova Scotia. Decided not to do that. The avantage of this one is it only 20miles from home. I will have a close look at the trailer issues. It appears that the manufacturer is called Lomac Nautica and has been making RIBS for 25 years. Nautica does have a good reputaion , I believe.
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We don't see to many Lomacs in the UK so advice is going to be limited I'm afraid. Its not going to hang around with that amount of HP though. Best fit a seat belt

It seems to have some diving racks in it, so has it been used commerically with lots of engine hours? and if its propped for diving then your going to need a bigger prop but hardly the end of the world especially for that price.

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