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Old 28 March 2012, 12:21   #1
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New and first RIB, few questions.

Hi all! Long time viewer, first time poster. I viewed and provisionally bought an immaculate 2002 Zodiac 470 Pro 9 man with a 2002 50hp Evinrude Etec there earlier. It has only ever been used in freshwater and comes on a rollecoaster trailer.

I'm new to Ribbing and Boating of any kind actually, what sort of fuel consumption could one expect from the Evinrude? I know it's like asking how long is a piece of string? But are they generally economical?

I have to service it for piece of mind? What should I expect to pay?

And finally what would you value the above boat at? It was advertised at £6k but I did do a bit of haggling.

Shopping list now includes:
Anchor
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Service items.
Anything I should add to this?

Thanks, an t-Oileanach
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Old 28 March 2012, 13:49   #2
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I would certainly advise you to get a free RNLI SEA Check - to be renamed Advice Onboard from the start of June. I can put you in touch with someone who if you want.

Also it is worthwhile considering some ISA or RYA training as well
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Old 28 March 2012, 14:04   #3
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Lifejackets (definitely), flares and GPS maybe (I like to have GPS personally, but that is down to the individual I guess)?

Also a dry bag if you don't have one, they come in pretty useful I've discovered!

Plenty of spare oil and jerry cans for emergency fuel.

So far I've only done Powerboat Level 2, although I intend to do Advanced Powerboat later this year. I'd suggest if you're completely new doing at least up to Level 2, it teaches some of the basics well and is good fun anyway!
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Welcome to RIBnet, an t-Oileanach.

I'm a bit further down the county but know your stretch of water well. That's a nice enough combo - can't help with the price. The Etec 50 should be an economical engine. You'll find the special 2 stroke oil (XD100) can be bought cheaper on the internet or you can have it set to run on the cheaper standard stuff.

I'd have any secondhand motor serviced before use, to check it out. I'd be wary of anyone telling you they've had it serviced - ask for an invoice if they do

As regards the shopping list, I'd be with those who recommend a wee spot of training. You could do a lot worse than give Donald Cullion at Mevagh Diving a call - he'd sort you out. That's a sporty enough coastline you have up there - it warrants a bit of preparation!

Two Stroke Mick (on here) uses a crowd in Sion Mills for his Etec servicing. I'd stay clear of Motor Marine
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I have PRO 9 man with 60Hp Yamaha and can get over 2 miles per litre at 20-24mph cruising. Usually only 2 people but a lot of gear and fuel.
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I have a Zodiac 470 Pro II with a 40hp Yamaha 4-stroke. With two adults it gets about 8 mpg average per outing (US gallons). Most outings consist of cruising around 20 mph, some max speed and slow speed maneuvering (harbors and restricted speed areas). With two adults and normal gear my boat will top out at just under 30mph.
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Old 30 March 2012, 14:50   #7
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Thanks for the advice and replies guys.

Unfortunately I backed out of the deal upon further pondering and soul searching, buying a rib wouldn't be the most sensible thing for me to do at the moment. To say I'm gutted is the understatement of the century. It was perfect, but alas it just wasn't meant to be.

Anyway it's a bit of a setback to be honest but I WILL have one some time, now I will just have to be miserable all summer watching people launching their ribs with smiles on their faces while I'm stuck on dry land!
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Anyway it's a bit of a setback to be honest but I WILL have one some time, now I will just have to be miserable all summer watching people launching their ribs with smiles on their faces while I'm stuck on dry land!
Oh man - I'll hum the tune, 'cos you seem to know the words...

Still, I bought a SIB to act as Methadone while I'm waiting for a real boat
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Still, I bought a SIB to act as Methadone while I'm waiting for a real boat [/QUOTE]

Why have you orderd a Ribquest Willky
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Why indeed?

Methadone is used to counter Heroin* Addiction, not on old ladies who can't give up their paracetamol.

However, I'll meet you halfway. Next day I'm out on a Redbay Real Boat, I'll wear my Real Black Shadow
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