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Old 12 April 2005, 06:43   #1
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Help with first time purchase

Looking to buy first rib looking at about 4m with 30/40hp OB.
Currently looking at 3 diff boats Bombard/Yachtline/tohatsu I would appreciate any advise with regard the quality durability of these makes.
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Old 12 April 2005, 06:56   #2
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Looking to buy first rib looking at about 4m with 30/40hp OB.
Currently looking at 3 diff boats Bombard/Yachtline/tohatsu I would appreciate any advise with regard the quality durability of these makes.
Donít buy new is my advice because the first thing you will do is come up with all the things you donít like about it and want to change If you buy second hand you will not get that deprecation hit of a new boat and you can then plan the boat you really want and then buy an Avon Searider 5.4
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Old 12 April 2005, 07:24   #3
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Yeh, from what I've seen don't buy a Searider, you'll end up regretting it when it's time to sell her for a newer larger model .
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Old 12 April 2005, 07:48   #4
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I was thinking of buying secondhand was wondering whether it was better to buy a nearly new Tohatsu which appears to have originally been about 7k or a older Yachtline which was about 10k when new both now about same price
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What engines are on them? (Makes, 2 stroke/4 stroke, HP, age?)
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Old 12 April 2005, 07:58   #6
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one year old Tohatsu 40hp 2stroke
four year old Yamaha 30hp 4stroke
five year old Mariner 40hp 2 stroke
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Old 12 April 2005, 15:33   #7
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good luck!

well i would go for the newer engine any day, im not a fan of mariner emrcury bunch, so wold go for tohatsu or yamaha, the tohatsus are basically same as yamaha, just couple of years behind, so both good engines, but obviously the nwer one will have more time left! boat wise, it depends what price you can get as to whether its worth going second hand or not, as i find that many second hand asking prices are not far away from the new price, and i have a boat to add to your list, have a look at a zodiacpro 7 man, its 4.2m long, and a 40hp would go very nicely on it, try TL HARVEY for this, think the website is his name! he does superb prices, bought my pro 9 man off him 2 years ago, and his prices were way below what anyone else could get any where near to! its a good little boat, and in my opinion way better than the bombard, build quality is good on both though, but not as sturdy as larger models, the hulls on the zodiac pro ribs are very good, and excellent in choppy weather, providing its not big chop though, simple fact of a shorter boat length, it will get hairy you will find on the zodiac you have allot more room to move around than other ribs of comparable size too! Harvey fit suzukis, they do the others but, i have a suzuki 50hp and wouldnt change it for the world! unless it was a bigger suzuki! tohatsu ribs are good enough, similar in hull shape to the avon's, the lager models anyways, not sure bout the 4m lot, erm hope this helps!
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Old 12 April 2005, 15:51   #8
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Yay; a fellow person from Norwich.

Can I ask where you have seen said boats (or are they private ads)?
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Old 12 April 2005, 17:04   #9
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Yeh, from what I've seen don't buy a Searider, you'll end up regretting it when it's time to sell her for a newer larger model .

Unfortunately that is true, have I ever mentiond i miss my searider 4.7!

so if you want a small rib for convenience or Budget why not get an Avon Searider 4.0 mtre. Whats yur budget
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And they seem to be an investment and increase in money in return of a little love and care. Wish I'd bought one as my first RIB.
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