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Old 17 January 2006, 16:38   #1
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old and clapped out boats

ok here we go

I have a little research project for the nice people at RIBnet. I cant afford a RIB at all so my plan is to look at finding an olld clapped out thing that needs getting rid of and working on it progresivley untill i have a fully functioning rib I am looking for anything between 5 and 6M that needs work but can be made seaworthy, doesnt need electronics e.t.c as i can sort that just needs a fuel tank i suppose and idealy an engine. Like i said it will be a long term project so anything goes. like i said aslong as it floats.

im just looking for some price ideas i dnt mind some hard graft and fiberglass under the nails im all 4 a learning curve.

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Old 17 January 2006, 17:08   #2
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I tried this approach with a sailing dinghy once. Whilst I am afraid of hard work! I don't think this is actually that ecconomical! Its easy to think the parts don't cost much - but even fibreglass or a tin of paint is actually quite expensive. So my advice would be if you can afford £20 a week on parts/materials paint etc... save it up instead and i think you'll be afloat quicker (and cheaper)

This is all just IMHO...
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Old 17 January 2006, 17:14   #3
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imagine getting a near basic hull and engine and then work out what the bits and bobs would cost to kit it out, as mentioned below it could be quite expensive. old engines can be expensive to fix if they have a problem

ribs seem to command high prices in whatever condition they are in so you could consider a cheap speed boat or old shetland and get into boats that way, perhaps buy and sell a couple as you do them up and build up some funds for a boat of your dreams that way

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ok here we go

I have a little research project for the nice people at RIBnet. I cant afford a RIB at all so my plan is to look at finding an olld clapped out thing that needs getting rid of and working on it progresivley untill i have a fully functioning rib I am looking for anything between 5 and 6M that needs work but can be made seaworthy, doesnt need electronics e.t.c as i can sort that just needs a fuel tank i suppose and idealy an engine. Like i said it will be a long term project so anything goes. like i said aslong as it floats.

im just looking for some price ideas i dnt mind some hard graft and fiberglass under the nails im all 4 a learning curve.

thanks

Giles
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Old 17 January 2006, 17:17   #4
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Get yourself an E-Bay searider bargain. There's nearly always a cheap RIB on there.
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Old 17 January 2006, 17:29   #5
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Not exactly clapped out, but there might be a cheap rib for sale in Surrey soon with wiring problems!!
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Not exactly clapped out, but there might be a cheap rib for sale in Surrey soon with wiring problems!!
Yes but it could have a decent stereo that will be ideal in the bathroom or shower
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Old 18 January 2006, 03:16   #7
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but i suspect that owner is smart enough to be able to fix any wiring problems should they occur,
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Yes but it could have a decent stereo that will be ideal in the bathroom or shower
Yes, I heard it comes with a Mirror as well for putting make up on etc and doing your hair.
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apparently thats cos the ride is so smooth you can!!!
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So...... with the big stripes, the big lump on the back,the big stereo, the big whippy arials is there gonna be a set of airhorns that play "La coo coo racha"?!!! It's an Osprey Capri!!! Essex goes to sea!!!!!
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i am surprised you did not say a big owner, and i will fit the airhorns tonight i think if i get time

more like an essex cortina i think!!

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So...... with the big stripes, the big lump on the back,the big stereo, the big whippy arials is there gonna be a set of airhorns that play "La coo coo racha"?!!! It's an Osprey Capri!!! Essex goes to sea!!!!!
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i am surprised you did not say a big owner, and i will fit the airhorns tonight i think if i get time

more like an essex cortina i think!!
Marine grade airhorns I hope.
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actually no, some cheap ones from halfords that will fit inside the console out of sight, if they only last a year or 2 then i will throw them away and get new ones.
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actually no, some cheap ones from halfords that will fit inside the console out of sight, if they only last a year or 2 then i will throw them away and get new ones.
Out of sight!! Surely not. Neatly bolted in a line on the side of the console would look the business.
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i have some extra stripes going on the side of the console. i will be running wire up the a frame so that i can fit nice ones up there at some time if i choose, i like the stainless ones but not seen the right type yet, will keep looking i guess

cant wait to get the and rail on so i can hang the furry dice off it
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There's a cheap searider here . Looks like the tubes need repairing a bit and a paint up and console but it is only £815!!
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Old 18 January 2006, 09:17   #17
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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
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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
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£20 for 2 tubes of sikaflex
£185 GPS/Fishfinder combo
£120 DSC VHF radio
£40 ariel
£20 wire.
£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.
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Old 18 January 2006, 18:07   #19
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Cheap GPS/Fishfinder - second hand?
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Old 18 January 2006, 18:20   #20
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The good thing about working up an old searider is they really are as tough as old boots, so you will have a boat that is good for 5 years just not very pretty.. (ALTHOUGH THEY ARE TO ME!)

Giles do you have a budget in mind.
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