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Old 17 January 2006, 17:38   #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, 18:08   #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, 18:14   #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, 18:17   #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, 18:29   #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, 04:16   #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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