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Old 05 May 2006, 19:21   #1
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New Boat

I'm starting to look at a new boat. Are there any major problems with getting the attached boat. In particular is the engine worth the money.


http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F98909/

Seems a good deal for what your getting.
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Old 06 May 2006, 04:06   #2
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There is a similar engine going on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Aussenbordmoto...QQcmdZViewItemI think the boat is a tadd expensive (It says no offers but if you have cash in your hand you should get it for £15 K )

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Old 06 May 2006, 04:23   #3
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is it worth the money

The answer is down to you and whether you want it etc etc
These engines (I have had 4) are superb if a little noisy but give good fuel returns and V quick performance.
Only downsides are,
servicing costs a little high but not astronomical and the oil costs.

To be frank you have to weigh up whether you want to spend 16k on the boat with no warranty on the engine. If they give you one I would say its worth it.
The three year warranty came in two years ago but if this one was only mounted then it may have some left.
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Old 06 May 2006, 05:56   #4
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£16k for this seams about right, and you won't be dissapointed with the boat/engine combo.

As a guide I sold my 6m Osprey + 150 Opti for £16k although the engine still had 12 months warrenty (2003 model) the boat was smaller and had less desirable seating / console and was an older hull (1999).

Opti 150 is a great engine. Worth seeing if it has "smartcraft" gauges fitted - they are a £1k extra and worth it - many dealers throw them in at point of sale.
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Old 06 May 2006, 07:46   #5
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for that price i would concider going for a new setup built to your layout and your colours..
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Old 06 May 2006, 09:54   #6
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price seems good i reckon, and i think you could get him down to £16k, no seller will turn down the chance of a quick definate sale over that margin!!! go for it, nice boat
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Old 06 May 2006, 11:05   #7
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for that price i would concider going for a new setup built to your layout and your colours..
I disagree (don't want to start an argument - just stating my opinion).

I would prefer a 2nd hand "known" brand RIB with a top-spec o/board to an "unknown" brand RIB with a budget o/board.

As with anything i am prepaired to be wrong and i have looked - seriously - at the cheaper makes of RIB but (a) have some idea what i am look at / for and would always be looking for a 4-stroke or Merc Opti / Yam HPDI engine.

I'll be supprised if this comes for £16k.

Only my opinion for what its worth.
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Old 07 May 2006, 03:13   #8
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IMHO the gear is good but priced a little too high 15500 is the mark. The engine is seven years old, but good all the same.
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Old 07 May 2006, 16:28   #9
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for that price i would concider going for a new setup built to your layout and your colours..

I'd agree, if you bought the hull tank and toobs from Humber and got a good deal on a new Opti. I think you could bring in a new Humber Ocean Pro for around that money. I really like the Ocean Pro's and I think with the 150 opti It's is a good package. Only consider Dark grey or Dark blue toobs by the way they are a lot easier to keep looking good.

If you want to do that you are welcome to use my facilities for the fit out! i think you'd do an excellent job of it if your Avon is anything to go by

Having said all that Daniels boat was a cracker and fitted out almost up to Scorpion standards and I imagine has a very happy present owner. Ospreys are very good boats and well worth digging out Second hand.


I as you know am a strong advocate for Opti's but I wouldn't want to own one of the fkkr's out of warranty again and I wouldn't value a 7 year old one at more than 1600 quid. Your buying a problem at that age. Also beware of the engine hours becuse it is quite common for the Ecu's to be replaced during the warranty period ( I know of 4) and this process resets the engine hours to 0

Can I have first dibs on your Searider
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Stu,
not sure if you have noticed this little baby one of your favourites! Doesn't look right with blue tubes though

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