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Old 04 June 2007, 15:11   #11
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Thanks. I may well speak to nasher or he may read this and comment. I must admit I am not too bothered if the performance isn't up to the quoted performance. It is still a much bigger engine than I originally planned.

Went back for another look today when it was a little cooler. There does not appear to be any delamination. However, today I noticed that one or two of the front compartments were noticeably softer than the remaining leading me to worry a little that there is some leakage from a compartment. It was cooler today but the temperature should have affected all compartments similarly, surely?
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Old 04 June 2007, 15:17   #12
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why not put some large patches on the tubes in the badly worn areas? maybe in black so it's less noticable?
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Old 04 June 2007, 16:13   #13
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why not put some large patches on the tubes in the badly worn areas? maybe in black so it's less noticable?

I agree much superior to paint. go back ib two more days see if theres ant diferece go early
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Went back for another look today when it was a little cooler. There does not appear to be any delamination. However, today I noticed that one or two of the front compartments were noticeably softer than the remaining leading me to worry a little that there is some leakage from a compartment. It was cooler today but the temperature should have affected all compartments similarly, surely?
Not always the case - maybe some compartments are bigger than others - also depends on what angle the sun is hitting the boat. Still pays to be cautious though!!!
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Codders maybe right. The two aft chambers on mine are in the sun most of the day and therefore pressure is released and are soft at dusk.
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Old 05 June 2007, 02:47   #16
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Hi Spidercrab
I'm in Guernsey, and i will pop down to take a look as well
I'll post later...
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Thanks for the excellent replies so far guys. Thanks Tony that would be very much appreciated.

I spoke to the seller again last night and he gave me a little more information. The RIB is 10 years old. The engine is four years old. He has owned it for 2 years and engine has been serviced locally. Didn't get any engine hours yet but can always speak to the service agent as he gave me the name. The guy wasn't sure of range as they top up fuel tank after each run but thought it took 70 for a full refuel and people he bought from quoted 3 return trips Jersey to Guernsey. I can believe the 70 which I'm guessing equates to 100 litre fuel tank (!???) but i'm VERY dubious about three return trips to Jersey. I think calculate maybe one trip (just). Any ideas?

Seller also said tubes have been fine all summer (but then I suppose he would).
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Tony....please don't say it is a bargain and that you've already put in an offer
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Old 06 June 2007, 01:30   #19
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Hi
I popped down to see the boat and i have bought it!!! sorry







Naaah not really.

Looks okish it will need a fair bit of cosmetic work done to it.
Large chunk of hull missing above bow ring
Tubes look knackered and they already have been patched
seats need redoing
transom has started to separate, doesn't look watertight
Hull has been painted? why?
electrics and cables will all have to be checked
looks almost"home made" inside around the bow locker area
Engine didn't look to cared for, couldn't see any grease around the steering.
It is quite a reasonable price, but i think it would take a lot of time and money to get it looking good.
Its not like buying a car, if it breaks or conks out when you are out playing you could be in trouble.....

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Thanks for the viewing Tony.

I am not too bothered by the cosmetic stuff (seats). Obviously anything that causes problems or pain in the future is another matter. I did note the gash down to the matting in the bow but thought this would be a fairly simple gel coat patch up job (?!?).
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