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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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Links work for me.
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Old 05 February 2019, 17:00   #5
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I get the same as Pikey
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Old 05 February 2019, 17:10   #6
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I get the same as PD
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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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