Originally Posted by George8910
looks good but you can probably do better - I paid £1400 for mine ex-mil with a mariner 75 including a trailer which sold very quickly for £400- also has an old eagle gps system-
from previous experience I agree with previous posts that repair bills quickly heamorrhage cash and a cheap boat 'up and running' can be less than the sum of the parts - particularly at this time of year
Yep... my sr4 on its trailer wasn't expensive but I still went through a lot of money kitting it out and fixing odds and bits.
£180 for console
£15 battery box
£35 leisure Battery
£20 for new battery cables
£20 bilge pump
£20 for a decent holesaw...with only one bit.
£10 for a whole load of sheet stainless offcuts
£60 in fasteners
£20 for 2 tubes of sikaflex
£185 GPS/Fishfinder combo
£120 DSC VHF radio
£20 fabric for seat cover
£10 sealed cell seat foam
£300ish engine... right price at the right time. (bloody good it is too!)
Add another £300 for odds and bits on top too and it makes paying £800 for a hull seem way too expensive compared with what you can buy as a complete unit.
The only plus side (and the reason I did mine the way I did ) is you know what's gone into everything and assuming you're competent,you know it's been done properly. It's extremely satisfying doing it yourself too.