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Old 03 May 2009, 06:37   #1
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Painted Tubes ! Avoid or NOT ?

I am looking at purchasing my first rib and I have found a chinook which fits my requirements BUT its tubes have been painted ! should I be afraid or is it accepted I really do not know.

Everything else seems great newish engine yam 90 2.5 years old etc etc the painted tubes concern me should they?

I want to use this rib in the sea and for family cruising any help would be appreciated


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Old 03 May 2009, 13:38   #2
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Hi,It realley depends on the price in my veiw.Which you can calculate by valueing the trailer the outboard which will leave the value of the rib.Most people would walk away.Painted tubes no doubt devalue a rib.No one paints a rib for no reason.I have one thats painted and only considerd it because it was cheap.How much is it and what size and lay out .Does it hold air well .before you buy do a pressure check on the tubes if thats posible.
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Old 04 May 2009, 04:43   #3
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I'll agree qwith Peter ref subtracting the value of the rest of the bits. Painting may have been done for a multitude of reasons - it may have been done to cover up the word "RESCUE" which was in large friendly letters down the side.

Mine was painted when I got it, and had been done without the appropriate surface prep. Most of it has now flaked off, and I'll be applying another coat in he fullness of time. Holds air OK, but looks like a dog's breakfast.

Having said that, I pretty much bought an engine with a free hull bolted to it.......
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Old 04 May 2009, 18:25   #4
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Painted tubes or not !

Thank you, Looks like I am going to have to have a look at it then ! Less about the looks more about what it does I guess
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