Well here is the opposition
Bit older than I thought (owner thinks 2000) but looks ok to me and having been out in it this morning the Grin Factor is certainly there
Throttle is very sticky but can't be rocket science to sort out
Hull is almost spotless apart from some little white clingy things which were looking a bit thirsty after 3 weeks out of the water
Parked next to a Rigid Raider
bit surprised it would only do about 30 though on 115hp motor when the speedboat would do 40+ on 140hp despite being (feeling) a lot heavier - but the RIB is definitely more comfortable in choppy conditions (about 20kt wind this morning) must be down to the deeper V bow I guess
now all I need is to rob a bank, mutter mutter.....
The only thing I noticed is that the tubes seemed quite faded (I thought) for the age of it - is fading likely to be a sign of potential problems with UV (which is very strong here) or is it purely cosmetic....??