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Old 05 February 2019, 13:12   #1
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How much would you pay for this RIB?

Hi, Iím thinking of buying this RIB and so Iím looking for some advice.
Itís a Zodiac PRO 550. Tubes are faded, some patches that may need replacing but they appear to be holding air. The Hull has a few chips but nothing serious. No cables, all damaged. Internal tank, but probably filthy. Trailer as you can see, is not suitable for the boat or the road but with a bit of work may be resurrected. No engine.
So how much would you pay?
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Old 05 February 2019, 15:50   #2
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How much would you pay for this RIB?

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Old 05 February 2019, 16:10   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

That’s Weird, when I click on the albums they open the photos of the rib. Anyone else having this problem?

You can also see the photos by clicking on the RIB photos tab above.

Thanks again Pikey Dave
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Old 05 February 2019, 16:47   #4
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Old 05 February 2019, 17:00   #5
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Old 05 February 2019, 17:10   #6
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Old 05 February 2019, 17:17   #7
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She's rough, but nothing a good scrub and some elbow grease can't remedy. The top road cuff and webbing straps can be replaced, so don't even try to clean them. Depends what the dirt is? Is it just accumulated dirt, or grease and oil on the PVC tubes? It's been anti-fouled too, which can hide all matter of sins. Get it thoroughly checked and the transom too to ensure it's not like a soggy biscuit. Zodiacs should have transom plates so you should be able to determine age.

Zodiac Pro 550 or Open Pro is quite an old hull design now, but plenty if them sold over the years. Think it's rated for 115hp. Some versions came with fixed captain's chairs, but impractical unless at rest.

Internal fuel tank? That needs to be checked, old fuel symphoned out, in-line filter added.

Me, then a grand and half maximum, possibly a little more if tubes are air-tight.

Here's its big sister (mint condition) for comparison from Wills Marine. https://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/...pen-650/248256
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Old 05 February 2019, 18:17   #8
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Old 06 February 2019, 01:43   #9
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I can see the RIB when I click.

How much would it be worth if it was complete and working? £10k?

If you add up how much it would cost you to get the RIB to working condition - engine, controls, tube repairs, trailer and labour etc etc, you start to question the economics of doing it.

Also, if you buy it and it turns out to be beyond economic repair, are you 'happy' losing the purchase price to avoid having to start throwing good money after bad.

I'd suggest £1k.
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^^^ what he said.
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I can't see that being worth more than a few hundred pounds and only that much if the idea of the 'project' is as important as getting it finished and using it.
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Old 06 February 2019, 04:26   #12
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Heís looking for 2000Ä

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all the replies.
The dirt is just the muck from the field.
The tubes I’m told will hold air, and slowly deflate over a week.
I’ve attached more photos from the original advert onto the link below.
He is looking for 2000€ I was considering 1800 but some of you may think I’m bonkers.

Thanks again to everyone taking the time to look and reply to the post

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Old 06 February 2019, 08:37   #13
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OMO i would look at what 5.5m boats are available and at what cost ready to go, then cost up that it might need new tubes possibly the baffals have failed if it all goes down over a week and that the fabric has too much UV damage to repair with minor pin holes all over the tubes. then its your time doing it up, taking it for repair, fitting an engine etc trailer to sort out. lets say your going to be around the £10000 mark some nice boats out there for that money
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Assuming it's just dirt off the field, the transom is solid and there's no structural issues, then it's got to be worth a grand at least, maybe a little more. There's a decent s/s tow-hook on the back, console, and PVC tubes are easy enough to repair, unless of course it's structural like seams, etc.

There's a bit of work to refurbish of course, remove anti-foul, repair patches with 2-part PVC glue in the spring or under cover in a heated garage, gelcoat repairs, rig with new instruments and electrics, new or used trailer and of course the all important power-plant, whether you opt for second-hand 4-stroke or old school 2-stroke.

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Old 06 February 2019, 12:15   #15
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Hi,

I have an engine lined up for it, a 90 Hp 4 stroke Mercury.

I recon it will cost me another 1000E materials and time to bring it up to a good standard, thats without new tubes of course.
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I'd agree with others £1k is plenty to pay for it. Pvc or polyurethane tubes are far harder to repair than hypalon and may be just not worth it if it already has several patches.
Even if you save the tubes which isn't guaranteed, it will remain a limited value boat if its got a few patches already and you need to add more
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Unless you have the knowledge to evaluate exactly what you are looking at in terms of condition ...and expence...you're time and expertise needed to it put 100% right and most importantly ..Seaworthy.
My advice would be to look elsewhere..(there are plenty of options out there )..or save up for something with a proven pedigree and/or less needed to do.
The fact you're asking the question probably indicates it's not the project for you.
Whatever you decide Good luck
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Old 07 February 2019, 07:30   #18
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Cheers

Thanks for all the advice and opinions.
The search continues !
If anyone is aware of a 5.5-6m hull only, in need of TLC , donít tell my wife tell me.
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