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Old 21 February 2005, 18:11   #21
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Boat name: SMH Rib / War Shot
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Could be OK though

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Originally Posted by ADS
Well seeing as he was unsure about the engine size and the length of the boat, I was never expecting his speed to be accurate.
What worries me is if you own a rib 9/10 it is one of your hobbies, therefore it interests you and you know alot about it. Your rib is not usually treated like an appliance, say a dishwasher! I am sure we all know our ribs inside out, the make of the console, engine, seats, instruments etc. I would therefore only buy a secondhand rib from an enthusisast because you know it has probably been looked after. From what I have read about this rib -I havent contacted him but I have read the email to Eddo and the advert, and this guy seems to know very little about it. Big difference between a 4.6m and a 5.4 and a 115HP and a 125HP. And the speed, mid thirty knots, nice and specific then. Now obviously, there could be a logical reason for the incorrect advert -maybe somebody else listed it on his behalf, but from what I have read I wouldn't touch that boat with Mirabella mast!

Rant over!

Alex
Fair point, sort of.

However he could have just thrown some cash at a great looking boat spotted at a dealers. Doesn't really know what it is but likes the look of it.
Keeps it a season, doesn't use it much, too fast for the family so needs to sell.

That's where we/us/you/etc can, with our combined knowledge pick up a bargain
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Old 21 February 2005, 19:53   #22
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Hi all,
Phoned this guy the other day, since our conversation, it sounds like the updated info on the size of boat etc given to Eddo in the e-mail, is a result of that convesation, size I sugested it might be etc.
The rib was purchased from a dealer on Anglesey, who had fitted that engine,seem to remember reading some bad post about a broker in those parts? Going to see it at the weekend, as its quite near were we live, so will keep you posted, if its still there.
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Old 27 February 2005, 15:13   #23
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Hi all,
Just an update for everyone who showed " interest" in the advertised 4.7 Meter searider with 125hp engine! Went to see it today, its a 5.6 metre searider, with 3 year old 4 cylinder two-stroke, 115 Mercury. The engine is immaculate, the rib has new tubes, and it has the original 2man jockey console. The hull has had a lot knocks and bumps, but looks cosmetic, needs some time spending to bring up to scratch. Dont know age of rib, as stainless re-enforcing plate covering transom, so no I.D. plate, but has stainless supports from transom to deck. Its on a braked rollercoaster trailer, which also needs a lot of TLC, in fact thats what the whole rig needs (and some cash!) The incorrect size in the advert is because I think it was measured in a rush, from the bow to the transom! Anyone want a project? The boats to big and heavy for me, but if anyone is interested, I will try to answer any questions.
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