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Old 17 March 2013, 15:33   #1
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good deal or not?

As some of you may know I am changing from my 4m SIB to a 3.5m RIB. I have spotted a few and this one is close and in my price range. He is wanting £600 for the boat, the trailer, console and electrics but no motor. I have already got my trusty 25hp tohatsu 2 stroke (soon to be 30hp when it goes for its service).
I am just a bit worried about the age and the signs of wear. Is that year of avons any good? Or is it a bit past its sell by date? am not bothered about aesthetics, just performance and good longevity. So what are these like as boats?

And the big question; what speed would you expect from this boat with a 30hp 2 stroke? Fast enough to keep up with the rib cruises?

Avon Rib Boat | eBay

Also, What should I expect to sell my honwave t40 2006 for? It is in pretty much immaculate condition except a few scuffs. So no patches or anything.
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i saw that recon tubes be bit shot
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i saw that recon tubes be bit shot
that what I was thinking but being inexperienced I didn't know whether it was just cosmetic.
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Looks like it just needs a good clean.

Huge fun with 30 on it. Especially with remotes. :-)

No idea why you think the tubes look shot...
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Looks like it just needs a good clean.

Huge fun with 30 on it. Especially with remotes. :-)
My parents are going to be so peed off when they find out I am changing again

Pretty scared to tell them I have been saving for a new boat
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peter why would he stained i say sun damage
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peter why would he stained i say sun damage
Looks like the usual mold stains on white tubes to me...mistaken by the seller for sun damage?

Where does it say sun damage?...am I going blind?
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Looks like the usual mold stains on white tubes to me...mistaken by the seller for sun damage?
well I will go and view it before it ends and find out for you

Would it be a good idea to bring some soap and a sponge to check for leaks? What are the obvious signs to spot which would make me decide no?
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well last week sold 250 white avon for 420 same year
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well last week sold 250 white avon for 420 same year
So a 3.5 on an ok trailer with the bits......I reckon 600 would be ok....assuming it's all ok and not about to sink!..push for 550.... ;-)

Speed wise unless it's flat water you'll never keep up with big ribs....but we do of course have Sib club to cater for this :-)
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Boat looks alight to me. Tubes will probably clean up with some elbow grease and toxic chemicals
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The RIB is antifouled, which is a bit nasty and suggests it has spent time on the water/in the sun. It looks OK however. Let's face it, £600 won't fill some RIB's fuel tanks, so best not quibble over £50 here or there...

Freston Jr., when your parents get wind of this, you're soooo busted
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Feston Jr., when your parents get wind of this, you're soooo busted
There is always someone..wife, girlfriend etc...haggle the 50 quid...by your mum some flowers and Dad some beers....

I'd have thought you'd be up for a haggle willk...?
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....but we do of course have Sib club to cater for this :-)
Sib Club Rules!...... But I'm not aloud to talk about it
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The RIB is antifouled, which is a bit nasty and suggests it has spent time on the water/in the sun. It looks OK however. Let's face it, £600 won't fill some RIB's fuel tanks, so best not quibble over £50 here or there...

Freston Jr., when your parents get wind of this, you're soooo busted
Well aware of that sir!
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I'd have thought you'd be up for a haggle willk...?
Depends, I'm not actually a Knacker

If the kit is good and it's like might not be seen again for a while, then I'd bite the bullet and secure it - damn the £50, it wouldn't buy a bottle of Corryvreckan.

However, if there's no pressure and it's not Pukka kit, then by all means haggle a bit
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Well aware of that sir!
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Depends, I'm not actually a Knacker

If the kit is good and it's like might not be seen again for a while, then I'd bite the bullet and secure it - damn the £50, it wouldn't buy a bottle of Corryvreckan.

However, if there's no pressure and it's not Pukka kit, then by all means haggle a bit
I am 15...£50 is a lot to me. Trust me, haggle away I will. Hell if I can get him down to £500 I will try. If you don't ask you don't get eh?
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Carry on then
This made me laugh

The secret is to explain how a rib will benefit THEM so much better. Then once they are putty you plant the deal
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This made me laugh

The secret is to explain how a rib will benefit THEM so much better. Then once they are putty you plant the deal
Oh that's easy. It's got a hard bottom so it's SAFER and USES LESS FUEL.

Nonsense, of course, but hey..
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