Will try to keep this short!
So a friend of mine has had a rib sitting in his garden for about 6 years - it is circa 7m long and also has a Mercury 200 Saltwater V6 on the back - it is also on a trailer!
Manufacturer: no idea (am looking again in more detail this weekend)
Tubes - Don't look great but have seen some good restorations on here so am sure these can be rescued/restored. Will need new strip and handles.
Hull - immaculate from first inspection laying under the boat.
Deck - needs cleaning and new hatch cover
Steering - Hydraulic and it works ok
Engine - has been covered but obviously not started/serviced for ages! Anyone for a manual for this engine???
He only wants a grand for it - I kinda think it is a no brainer for that money to be honest!
Will post some pics on here at the weekend and will then be after lots of advice on the project going forward!!!
Mode (nickname at school - big Depeche Mode fan!
PS: I am not totally new to the water - I used to sail a lot then drove a rescue boat for the sailing club for a few years!