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Old 31 August 2010, 12:30   #1
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Repair work.

Hi there folks.

This is my first thread so go easy. I am looking at buying a CAMEL TROPHY rib. I've been in awe of these for years and I've forever wanted one. Ones come on the market and I went to see it. As you can see from the pictures, shes in need of some work to the console. many of the dials dont work, speedo, rev counter, etc... now, this i blame on a bad previous owner. literally has no idea of boat maintenance, and as much as i want it, its too much for the asking price, going on the fact its in such disrepair. so, i want to understand something. How easy is it to get these things to work again? electrics, etc... How easy is it in general to get this boat back to its former glory. is there any literature or websites you can recommend to use as a base of knowledge?

Secondly is it worth it?

Thirdly if it is, how much would you recon its worth.....?

Cheers for any advice from all you knowledgeable people out there.


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Old 31 August 2010, 12:39   #2
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easy, it would be better if you could list everything that needs doing and enclose photos etc,

If you are new to ribs/boats etc im sure there is someone on here that lives close to you that could view it and give their opinion on it.
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Old 31 August 2010, 12:44   #3
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I believe Biffer on this forum used to be involved with Ribtec when these boats were put out, he is busy on some projects presently (and beaten up on the Cowes races!)as I have some work for him but has his business close to The Hamble so may be the best person to ask.
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is there any literature or websites you can recommend to use as a base of knowledge?

Secondly is it worth it?

Thirdly if it is, how much would you recon its worth.....?

Cheers for any advice from all you knowledgeable people out there.

James
Welcome to RIBnet James.
1. You have just posted on the most informative website in the world for the kind of advice you require.

2. You need to post more pictures of the boat and problem areas in order to determine if its a reasonable project to undertake or if you need to leave it alone.

3. Whats it worth? - see 2.
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Old 31 August 2010, 13:00   #5
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Fantastic. I will get in touch with him!

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Welcome to RIBnet James.
1. You have just posted on the most informative website in the world for the kind of advice you require.

2. You need to post more pictures of the boat and problem areas in order to determine if its a reasonable project to undertake or if you need to leave it alone.
Ok, Cheers for the help guys. I will post back shortly with some more info.


Seems like everyone here is out to help. Think i like the new ribbing world i am entering! As a background, not new to boats, been a yachty and a dinghy racer for years (sorry guys....) but have always enjoyed a thrill on a boat! so looking for one to fuel the thrill.


Cheers again!
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Think i like the new ribbing world i am entering! As a background, not new to boats, been a yachty and a dinghy racer for years (sorry guys....)
Sorry about that.... maybe you should keep that to yourself.

Anyway, how technically minded are you? This can have alot to do with any costs involved if you are competeent to undertake the work your self...
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evening, i know your boat well, in fact i know them all well, i should think it's wiring loom that's playing up on yours, do the fuel gauges still work?
email me on info@customrib.com, i'll try to do as much as i can to put you right, biff
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Not sure if he's actually bought it yet Biff?
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A friend of mine ran one of these as a Thrill ride rib from a waterside hotel down here in Dartmouth. All original spec. with the 130 Honda. Thrill should have been in brackets really, very uninspiring especially with the fuels tanks full and 4+ people on board. Personally i love that Ribtec hull and it goes well with the right HP on it but his started to break bits off the A frame eventually so it was removed.
Is this the one that was advertised on B+O a while ago?
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Old 31 August 2010, 17:28   #10
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i should think it's wiring loom that's playing up on yours, do the fuel gauges still work?
from what i seem to remember, i am sure he said they didnt....


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Anyway, how technically minded are you?
Quite, i've done a lot of stuff and built custom made computers.... (GEEK... )


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Not sure if he's actually bought it yet Biff?
Nope... deciding if its actually worth it.

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...very uninspiring especially with the fuels tanks full and 4+ people on board.... it goes well with the right HP on it....Is this the one that was advertised on B+O a while ago?
Well, they've apparently disconnected the two large 200lt tanks so no worries overloading it. Its been upgraded to a 150hp Evinrude 2 stroke. not sure whether its the same one, whats B+O?


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