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Old 17 March 2013, 16:33   #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?

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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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