Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 02 November 2015, 02:34   #21
RIBnet supporter
 
jepho's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Leighton Buzzard
Boat name: no boat yet
Make: no boat yet
Length: no boat
Engine: no boat yet
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by 69cmw View Post
RIB #1
Here is the link to a well maintained RIB. It is a good size, looks to have had most parts replaced recently, has a lean burn engine, is well equipped and is MCA coded.

Humber Destroyer 5.8 plus Suzuki DF90


Ask for pictures of the metal frame bolted onto the transom and to the deck
Not how the transom left the factory ......
That is a good thought, given that it does not look standard. Thank you. I will do that later today after I am done at the salt mines.
__________________

__________________
jepho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 November 2015, 03:16   #22
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Retford
Boat name: Spy-sea-one
Make: Mercury
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki Outboard/25/4
MMSI: 235074042
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3,566
jepho
humber for me as its similar spec to my old boat and i know it fits your original spec, look on the humber web site for the A frame i think you will find its a budget one of theirs nothing wrong with it does whats needed, wind screens can be bought from them too no probs there.if your dry stacking no need for the trailer just ask to borrow it to get you home.pluses for me low hours on the engine,plenty of seats, able to walk round.looks in fairly good nick but a visit a must as with any boat you will probably get a sea trial too.

cheers
__________________

__________________
jeffstevens763@g is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02 November 2015, 04:15   #23
Member
 
dubrus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Make: Ribcraft 6.8
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki df200
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,085
Quote:
Originally Posted by jepho View Post
I saw it before the post was deleted. Thank you dubrus... 300hp may not have qualified as a first boat.
Not that, was a scam.

The real one is the proper price.

That site has a few iffy adverts on it unfortunately.
__________________
dubrus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 November 2015, 06:28   #24
RIBnet supporter
 
jepho's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Leighton Buzzard
Boat name: no boat yet
Make: no boat yet
Length: no boat
Engine: no boat yet
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by dubrus View Post
Not that, was a scam.

The real one is the proper price.

That site has a few iffy adverts on it unfortunately.
Oh, I see. Thank you for being So considerate. I had no idea.
__________________
jepho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 November 2015, 06:29   #25
RIBnet supporter
 
jepho's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Leighton Buzzard
Boat name: no boat yet
Make: no boat yet
Length: no boat
Engine: no boat yet
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffstevens763@g View Post
jepho
humber for me as its similar spec to my old boat and i know it fits your original spec, look on the humber web site for the A frame i think you will find its a budget one of theirs nothing wrong with it does whats needed, wind screens can be bought from them too no probs there.if your dry stacking no need for the trailer just ask to borrow it to get you home.pluses for me low hours on the engine,plenty of seats, able to walk round.looks in fairly good nick but a visit a must as with any boat you will probably get a sea trial too.

cheers
All good advice and taken on board. Thank you Jeff.
__________________
jepho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 November 2015, 13:55   #26
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Denny
Boat name: Hebridean Storm
Make: Coastline
Length: 6m +
Engine: Honda 130hp
MMSI: 235107505
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 835
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poly View Post
You aren't planning to operate commercially so is a coded boat paying a premium for stuff you don't need?
There's no mention of the liferaft. "in-test", hired?
__________________
Last Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 November 2015, 15:28   #27
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,924
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Last Tango View Post
There's no mention of the liferaft. "in-test", hired?
Unless being sold as a going concern, rafts tend not to be included (or as you say, be on hire).

I'm not quite sure I'd bother with a liferaft on a RIB if "Coastal Leisure".
__________________
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?"
.
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 November 2015, 17:31   #28
RIBnet supporter
 
jepho's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Leighton Buzzard
Boat name: no boat yet
Make: no boat yet
Length: no boat
Engine: no boat yet
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 75
I have now had the opportunity to have a chat with the owner of the Humber Destroyer 5.80 which I listed as #1 out of my choices. I am going to view the RIB on Saturday with a view to having a sea trial (the tides are favourable) and making a purchase.

Are there any specific issues (based upon the advert) which RIBnet members would recommend that a newbie such as myself should either look at or ask the vendor about? There may also be issues to be discussed which would not suggest themselves in the advert as it was posted.

I would be obliged for any helpful comments.

p.s. having found RIBnet's pages very useful thus far, I have now stumped up the fee for becoming a RIBnet supporter.

edit: I found a document from SolentRIBster.com which has some useful information.
__________________
jepho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 November 2015, 18:57   #29
Member
 
dubrus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Make: Ribcraft 6.8
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki df200
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,085
do you have better pictures?

how old is the hull btw?

things to check-

Hull-

check keel condition.

check the chines for damage.

press hard (a fist punch) on the hull in various places and see if anything untoward.

Tubes-

who made the tubes and what material, may have a warranty left on them. check all the seams and ask how often they need pumped up. the tubes will fluctuate with temperature so you need to keep this in mind if they go down a little when you are on the trial.

the lettering if it comes off may always be visible due to sun bleaching.

Deck-

the rear seats are a different orange from the console, check how they are attached to the deck and they are watertight, very important or you will be putting a new deck in down the road.

as the boat has been through a refit, walk all round the deck and feel for soft patches, especially the transom/knees and the base of the seats.

if the boat has a drain well, give it all a good push to feel for soft spots.

Inner Hull-

pull the transom bung before you go out, if water is in there see if it is fresh or salt. if the boat is used exclusively in salt and you taste fresh water then the deck has a leak somewhere. ask the last time they emptied the hull out. i'd be VERY wary of any water in there period TBH no matter the reason.

pull the bung when you come back, more water in there...problems.

Transom-

what is that on the transom and why it is there.

vigorously bounce the engine while down, some people stand on the engine to do this while looking for transom/knees flex

check the elephant's trunk area for cracks where the hole has been bored through. again looking for clues as to why that plate is on the engine.

carefully check the entire transom, especially along the top and where the engine bolts go through. if you see the bolts being pulled into the glass you may have a soft transom. i.e look for any reason to have that plate there.

Gubbins-

make sure all electronics work correctly.

i assume the fuel tank is in the console, general inspection would do.

you may see some gelcoat crazing in a few places, depending on where they are would depend on potential issues down the road. maybe just cosmetic or could be something starting, hard to say.

Trailer-

if you are getting a trailer, ask when the bearings were changed and ask them to re-grease before you leave. carry spare bearings with you if possible as i assume you have a long journey, and have a decent tool kit on hand.

Engine-

engine service history and who done it, needs to be dealer to keep the warranty.

has the engine always been flushed after each use.

look for signs of rust under the hood and the engine mount, it is unlikely you will see anything though given the age and little use.

dipstick on engine, check for oil level. if it is very high and smells of petrol the engine probably hasn't been ran in correctly. i.e the rings have not seated (making oil is the common term).

if i think of anything else i'll add.

I suspect the boat is in good nick though or they wouldn't have refurbed it in first place.
__________________
dubrus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 November 2015, 21:12   #30
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Wildheart
Make: Humber/Delta Seasafe
Length: 5m +
Engine: Merc 60 Clamshell
MMSI: 235068449
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,610
Dubrus +1
__________________

__________________
9D280 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rib

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:24.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.