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Old 02 September 2004, 13:41   #11
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I like the diving platform over the console!!!!
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Old 02 September 2004, 13:43   #12
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Is the Avon new and the bombard s/h???

If so you get that same old problem that makes so many car buyers stop and think! Do I get a brand new Astra or a s/h TVR for example - or a new RX8 or a used Louts Esprit V8?

Personally I have no probs buying s/h - let the other mug pay for depreciation!

A classic example is a used Audi s8 - fantastic car - 50k new - 2 years old about 20k - less than half price!
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Old 02 September 2004, 13:54   #13
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Is the Avon new and the bombard s/h???

If so you get that same old problem that makes so many car buyers stop and think! Do I get a brand new Astra or a s/h TVR for example - or a new RX8 or a used Louts Esprit V8?

Personally I have no probs buying s/h - let the other mug pay for depreciation!

A classic example is a used Audi s8 - fantastic car - 50k new - 2 years old about 20k - less than half price!
They are both used, in the case of the Bombard it was used in the making of the New Indiana Jones movie SAHARA and has done 20hrs and the Avon has done 14 hrs.

Glad you like the "Diving Board" Hightower!!
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Nauti, I think this is something of a no brainer. There aren't 'that' many ribs around at 15K fully finished and 20 hours is not very much at all.

BUT at 20K, there is quite a selection - so if you were buying at 20K, i would look further afield if i were you...

with 4k, i would wager that you could have whatever configuratioin you wished for put into the rib, however I have a bench seat at the back of my gemini and if you have anyone sat on it, it REALLY slows you down in anything choppy at all.

My next rib will have jockeys only and if I do need a more leisurely seating area when moored/bobbing then I will have a fold down bench/platform fabricated.

Go for the bomb...
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Bombard

Just a bit of info re the BOMBARD , I know a Naval Lt who drove some of these boats for the filmakers and he told me that they had had a very hard life ! I suspect that there was very little love given to them , have look at the hull on the one nearest the road big lumps missing and the engine casing in cracked on one of them. Sorry to be a downer but a second set of eyes is sometimes a good thing when you are in love with something !
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Old 03 September 2004, 02:32   #16
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Just a bit of info re the BOMBARD , I know a Naval Lt who drove some of these boats for the filmakers and he told me that they had had a very hard life ! I suspect that there was very little love given to them , have look at the hull on the one nearest the road big lumps missing and the engine casing in cracked on one of them. Sorry to be a downer but a second set of eyes is sometimes a good thing when you are in love with something !
Thanks for the info, the one I picked out was from the pick of the bunch, you are correct one of them did have a cracked case which has now been replaced, anyway I have now decided against the Bombard, and the Avon 6.2m and considerring the Parker Rib, Andre has for sale, however got to sell the Avon 3.6 I have first, so working on this one.
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considerring the Parker Rib, Andre has for sale
Very nice boat. Looked great on the Solent last weekend.

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Very nice boat. Looked great on the Solent last weekend
Agreed, saw it at Littlehampton and spent a long time talking with Andre. Think we are going to see a lot more of these especially with that engine only using 2-3 gals per hour at 30p a litre

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