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Old 05 October 2009, 15:28   #21
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Hi Polwart - good idea and we have looked at it - the nearest and cheapest is 1000 for the year so more than we can afford currently
Understand you not wanting to pay 1k to store a 6k boat. Finding storage that is practical (i.e. usable, accessible, somewhere you want to base yourself) and a sensible proportion of the cost of ownership has been a pain for many people myself included, and I believe it is worse down south - for 1k up here you would be expecting some serious "service" beyond storage.

I realise its probably at your upper limit anyway - but in some parts of the country a standard mooring is the cheapest option (but does depend on supply/demand etc), and that would potentially let you flog the trailer and get some back - but I realise I am clutching at straws and actually if its that close to the total budget then in the current ecconomic climate the prudent decision may well be to delay/keep looking.
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Old 05 October 2009, 15:32   #22
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Mooring - not a bad idea and not one we have not considered - will have a look in the morning at what's available - thanks for the suggestion

However as I have already let the seller know we can't proceed I best not muck him around further - I'm sure he's already dissapointed at the decision

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Old 05 October 2009, 18:17   #23
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Get him to stick it on here, enough people have already said it seemed a good enough buy.
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Old 06 October 2009, 07:47   #24
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- we've then spent the last 2 hours re-arranging the drive and it does'nt matter which way we shift everything it's not going to fit
Just as a "heads up" the O-PRo has a small family - there are 2mBeam versions that will even fit a standard garage, so don't limit yourself by instantly ignoring anything that says "O-Pro".

I know what you mean about the storage tho'. Ideally I'd be another metre or so longer & another 0.5m wider, but it ain't going to fit! I put together a spreadsheet of sub 6m hulls when I was looking to upsize the 4m searider. If you let me know your max width & length I'll post the boats that should go in the gap.
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Old 06 October 2009, 13:01   #25
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I think you have made the right decision to not buy that rib. Although I hope you offered to pay the ebayer his listing fees :sick

That pair of old coal burners on the back is one good reason to run in the opposite direction I reckon you would be using about 2 litres per mile at any reasonable cruising speed and I very much doubt you would see more than 35 knots out of it.

For 6k there is better to be had IMHO, just bide your time.

Four year ago I bought Keymar (renamed Danny Boy) off this website if you do some searches you will see what a good boat it was. Osprey Viper 5.25 with an immaculate 90 Johnson 90HP on the back. I paid about 5k for that boat, granted they dont come up like this every day however they do from time to time. I will keep my eyes pealed for you
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Old 06 October 2009, 13:56   #26
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Its on ebay again here
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Old 06 October 2009, 14:15   #27
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I think you have made the right decision to not buy that rib. Although I hope you offered to pay the ebayer his listing fees :sick

That pair of old coal burners on the back is one good reason to run in the opposite direction I reckon you would be using about 2 litres per mile at any reasonable cruising speed and I very much doubt you would see more than 35 knots out of it.

For 6k there is better to be had IMHO, just bide your time.

Four year ago I bought Keymar (renamed Danny Boy) off this website if you do some searches you will see what a good boat it was. Osprey Viper 5.25 with an immaculate 90 Johnson 90HP on the back. I paid about 5k for that boat, granted they dont come up like this every day however they do from time to time. I will keep my eyes pealed for you
'tis true. We part exed our Avon SR 5.4 with no patches or holes with a 90 opti 4 years old on the back for 5k and it was for sale for 6k on here. It is a waiting game.
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Old 06 October 2009, 15:29   #28
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Tinker,Paul - I think you are both right - I do feel a lot happier having waved goodbye to it

Will try really hard and be patient - if anyone has a little gem needing a home do shout.

So chuffed with all the help offered here at Ribnet that I've become a Ribnet Supporter - felt it was better value than refunding a listing fee!! - feel a bit guilty though

I see he's re listed at 6500

Thanks again

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Old 06 October 2009, 16:01   #29
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He should not have to pay the listing fee if you both accept it was a mistake in the listing or some think along those lines.
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Old 06 October 2009, 16:11   #30
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Bruce - like the double fender strip on the bow of your destroyer-its like our ocean pro but when we got the destroyer a couple of years back to go with it good old humbers said they hadnt put it on as requested cos theycouldnt do that sorta strip on a destroyer. Hohum perhaps they just couldnt be bothered
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