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Old 17 May 2009, 13:32   #1
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Possibly my new boat, advice needed

Hi all, basically i bid on this but didnt win so ive been offered second chance, anything i need to look out for, is this a bargain? many thanks.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...OIBUAA:GB:1123
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Old 17 May 2009, 13:52   #2
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Hi all, basically i bid on this but didnt win so ive been offered second chance, anything i need to look out for, is this a bargain? many thanks.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...OIBUAA:GB:1123
It's not a bad price at all-could be a hell of a bargain, but that trailer looks ropey as hell. Given his previous feedback for a trailer sale, I'd be wary of it.

Have a read of this:-

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?p=249763#post249763
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Old 17 May 2009, 13:54   #3
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looks like an Avon Rearider 4m to me.
A sturdy litttle boat... Nos will be along in a minute! (beat me to it!)

Looks like it could do with some tidying.

Check the hull for cracks etc. it's possible to fix them if they exist, but maybe not worth the hassle, especially if you don't have the skills or time.

The tubes might clean up nice (check to see if they have been painted, not such an issue if they have, but some people don't like it, so may affect resale). the leaks might just mean the valves need new rubber seals, or replacing, or it could need some proper repairs somewhere.
Looks like it could do with a rubbing strake being fitted.

What engine do you plan on fitting on it?

Trailer - it's difficult to judge from the pics, but check the bearings etc carefully, especially as you need to tow it some distance to get it home. What condition are the rollers in, is it a heap of rust?

If no major problems, a good buy for less than 500 I'd say
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Old 17 May 2009, 13:55   #4
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Beat you to it
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Old 17 May 2009, 14:06   #5
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planning on a 20hp to start, and if im going to keep it for a long period, il upgrade it in time to come when im more experienced.
Thanks for the quick replys, il go through it with a fine tooth comb, i am after a project, but also nothing too much.
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Old 17 May 2009, 14:11   #6
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Look ok for the money.
Make him a lower offer though as he may have been bidding on it himself.
A cheeky offer of 300 and see what he says.
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Old 17 May 2009, 14:19   #7
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planning on a 20hp to start, and if im going to keep it for a long period, il upgrade it in time to come when im more experienced.
Thanks for the quick replys, il go through it with a fine tooth comb, i am after a project, but also nothing too much.
Wouldn't bother with 20hp on it-you'll be nailing it to get the flooding hull to empty and it may not even plane with more than one aboard. They really need at least 40hp and are proper wild and seriously grin-inducing with a 50.
It's only as fast as the throttle opening...
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Old 17 May 2009, 14:24   #8
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ok, a 40+ it is then lol, hopfully seeing it one night this week, so ileep you all informed.
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you'll be nailing it to get the flooding hull to empty ..

Can't see any holes for the flooding hull, but it maybe my eyes !
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Old 18 May 2009, 13:08   #10
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Can't see any holes for the flooding hull, but it maybe my eyes !
Odd! I didn't notice that. Neat job of sealing it up...
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