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Old 06 February 2005, 17:45   #1
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RIBs on ebay

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Been keeping an eye on that searider. Doesn't look as though it's worth more than 1200 ish (this one went for 1650 and looks smarter - searider) as it has a fairly old engine.

At least it has a trailer. Might see if I can go look at it sometime.
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I wouldn't pay more than 1200 pounds for it because that yamaha is very old. Secondly, the owner says it has been his 12 year old sons boat for two years -since he was 10. I am sure some 10 year olds are very capable powerboat helms, but I m sure others are not....I would get the engine checked over -he could have engaged reverse at 20 knots

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Another Searider on ebay, but in need of engine replacement or rebuild:

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See, the second one looks in better shape, but there is no way I would pay 1900 for it with an engine in need of a rebuilt. Maybe if it looks as nice as the photos 1000 and try to find another engine, but a starting price of 1900 is too much!
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I agree! For a mint second hand searider with no engine 1200 tops. Even if that engine was a runner 1900 would be too much IMHO because it is very old. You've already got a project anyway!

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I know, I know, but can you ever have enough ribs???

If I bought another one, it would have to be essentially ready to go.
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I have been tempted to buy another rib on many occasions, but my plan would be to have one decent one instead of two older ones.
Ideally, I would like a Ribcraft 4.8 with a 60HP 2-stroke. If only they made a 60HP E-TEC!. This boat is a long way off, but I will have one!


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I've just heard from my dad that the people that have "permanantly loaned" me my searider may have decided that they actually can't. That means they will either want it back, or they may accept an offer for it to become completely mine.

Still trying to price it all up, can do most work myself, but currently coming up with these figures:

Tube repairs: 225
Enging servicing/repair: 500
Warps/Chain etc: 200
Paddles: 30
Pump: 15
Anchor: 20
Fire Ext.: 30
F/A Kit: 40
Bailer: 4
Fog horn: 6

General repair costs: 100

This is all based on what the RYA safety boats should carry. Haven't priced up flares yet.
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Also, in response to your Ribcraft ideal, if I had the money, I think the rib I would buy would be the 5.4 searider advertised by Searider on the forum. It looks quite well put together!
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