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Old 20 April 2010, 14:31   #11
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The other way of looking at it is, for that price you got a Hull / Trailer with a free engine, or vice versa.
Yes but IF the tubes are shot as RW suggests they are probably PU and tricky to rebuild - so you are looking at another 3k plus for a set of tubes, IF the engine turns out to be seized or need major rework you could be looking at the same again to get a new engine IF the trailer has not moved anywhere for a few years then you might be looking at 4 new tyres, getting brakes seen to, bearings replaced etc just to tow it home. A 3k bargain boat is suddenly a 10k project. The good news is anyone else looking at it should be seeing it in the same light.
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Old 20 April 2010, 15:02   #12
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If you don't mind putting the hours in - then a project may be the way to go, as you'll end up with a good sea-keeping boat that can be used for island hopping, fishing, etc.

One thing to remember about Lewis - is that you're practically on your own in terms of sourcing materials, parts, etc - with everything having to be purchased on the mainland and ferried over. I have family over there - and regularly haul the Zodiac Pro over every summer. The back of the car always has my tools, spares, etc. Waiting for Poly Marine to send my 2-part glue for an old Zodiac (parted seam) was like waiting for an eternity.

Might be worth making a weekend of it and check out a few 'possibles' with a view to buying within a certain geographic area. Got to be better than turning up, only to be disappointed because someone's description was out by a mile.

My Pro 7-man is for sale if you're interested. http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=33296



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Hi there...after lurking here for quite a while I have decided it is time to stick a toe in the waters of ribbing. The boat will be used predominantly on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, mostly exploring with a spot of fishing.

Budget isn't great...not after anything fancy. Somewhere between 3-5k, although preferably not too near top end of that! (says the missus ).

I have been looking at the various sea rider 5.4's that have come up, along with 5.5m tornados and suchlike. These all seem ideal. Preferably I would have at least a couple of jockey seats on it.

I have been watching this on Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=150434378166 . Does anyone here have any knowledge of it? Or indeed any opinions? Seems like a little bit of a project to get spick and span...but I don't mind that.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 20 April 2010, 15:05   #13
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Apologies on the ebay link...now ammended to the relisted boat.
Looks like he drives a Vauxhall Astra based on his Ebay history.... of which there is not much.

Always a risk buying from someone who's got limited history, but at least he's not a prolific flogger or marine items, so may not have any clue as to the value of what's on offer. Could be to your advantage.
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I don't mind a trip to take a look at this one if i must.

It's parked at the end of my garden.
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Many thanks for all replies, very helpful. Special thanks to Polwart for offering to view for me...very generous indeed.

I'm thinking I will leave this for now....and keep an eye out for a bit longer. If anyone was interested, here is some further info I gleaned from the seller.

>>the rib is in a fair condition but will need some repair the tubes hold air and valves seem fine the hull has some scraps but nothing major the was not winterised and the engine was servced but would all need to be checked out has been store for over 3 years the trailer drives have put 2 new tyres on it and seems to tow but would recommened a service which i could have done at your cost the deck would need the anti slip mats stuck down and a good clean will try for pic cheers<<
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Many thanks for all replies, very helpful. Special thanks to Polwart for offering to view for me...very generous indeed.

I'm thinking I will leave this for now....and keep an eye out for a bit longer. If anyone was interested, here is some further info I gleaned from the seller.

>>the rib is in a fair condition but will need some repair the tubes hold air and valves seem fine the hull has some scraps but nothing major the was not winterised and the engine was servced but would all need to be checked out has been store for over 3 years the trailer drives have put 2 new tyres on it and seems to tow but would recommened a service which i could have done at your cost the deck would need the anti slip mats stuck down and a good clean will try for pic cheers<<
Given what he's said, he's hopeful putting a reserve on it...
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Old 21 April 2010, 15:28   #17
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its met its reserve at 2200 or about that mark. Are any of the older tornados hypalon?
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Old 21 April 2010, 16:32   #18
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no all pu unless retubed! Bob
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Old 21 April 2010, 16:42   #19
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thanks Bob. Are you the same Bob who was looking at my searider by any chance?
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yes same Bob you lowered the price yet?
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