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Old 20 November 2004, 13:21   #41
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Originally Posted by Jimbo
Hi Guys,

I've been looking at that RIB too, apparently it is almost certainly already sold though.
If I bought it, I'd get a 50hp 2 stroke to go on the back (Plas Menai seem to be selling a 3 year old mariner for 700, seems to good to be true -

I'm in a similar position, I've got up to 3000 to spend on a RIB, and I want something no smaller than 4m, but about that size, to run RYA courses on, as I am a PBI.

If anyone reckons they have a 4m ish with a decent engine on the back, must have centre console, mail and we can talk about it!

I am at Uni in Portsmouth, but live in North Kent, so anywhere relatively local to either would be good.
Seems to good to be true 700 for a 50, its obviously a genuine sale, but may be high hours. May be worth finding out if its been used on a training boat or as a rescue boat. If its a rescue boat fine, but if on a training boat I would get it checked over, just think of all those beginners grinding the gears!

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Old 20 November 2004, 13:26   #42
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50hp Outboard

Being that the engine will have been used at Plas Menai, it will almost certainly have been used on a teaching boat. The ad does say low hours though.

Ah well, something to consider, given that I am now looking at buying a 4.5m without an engine, if financially viable!

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Old 21 November 2004, 10:22   #43
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its more than likely to be tiller control with no trim and tilt

which could be ok remotes can be fitted. most second hand 50 hp mariners are
ex rnli mariners ive seen them at 1400 with a four month warrenty which can,t be to sad the remote kit was about 200 should be a new batch soon

and some are ex greenland engine god knows what they are
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Old 23 November 2004, 10:20   #44
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Another Searider for sale?

Apologies if this one has already been pointed out - and I've not done any digging down myself. Quite an interesting site to see what else is for sale! - at least one other RIB.



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