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Old 30 July 2013, 08:02   #11
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It could have been changed from a leisure set up with a bench seat?
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Old 30 July 2013, 08:06   #12
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I would see it at 5,500 - 6,000 (but I don't want to buy it - no offence).
Ha ha, cheers, no problem I don't want to sell it yet! That's promising though because I paid less than that.
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Old 30 July 2013, 08:09   #13
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Those are not valiant seats. the tank at the rear is valiant(73 ltr) someone has changed the seats but not bothered to re-install the fuel tank or get a a fuel tank to suit. The tubes are pVC and appear to have seen pleanty of sun light a re-tube my not be that far away. If that DR 520 handles like my DR 490 that weight of the fuel tank at the rear is not a good thing.

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Cheers, interesting about the seats. I did wonder about the fuel tank as it is just sort of plonked at the back.

So you reckon originally it might have had a bench in the back?

I am going to give the tubes a good clean and polish and see what they come up like. They hold air well, not had to use the pump at all in 4 weeks of ownership. You're right though, they are showing signs of age.
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Old 30 July 2013, 18:25   #14
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To give your tubes any hope of surviving you should use some fenders when tying up. Too many people think that because their tubes are squdgy coming alongsize a concrete wall like that with no protection is OK.
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Old 31 July 2013, 04:28   #15
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To give your tubes any hope of surviving you should use some fenders when tying up. Too many people think that because their tubes are squdgy coming alongsize a concrete wall like that with no protection is OK.
Ta, never really thought about getting fenders for it.

I have always been conscious of RIBs rubbing against walls, wouldn't have done that had it not been a totally flat day and there was no movement.
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Old 31 July 2013, 06:31   #16
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That rib probably came with a valiant double jockey console instead of the current seating arrangement. The 73 lt tank that is placed to the rear of the boat was probably housed witin that valiant double jockey console.

I suspect that the vailant seating was removed becaused it is shite if you are more than 4 foot tall. The current seating arrangement is much better than the original and is very similar to the new seating arrangement in my rib (DR490). That fuel tank arrangement would drive me mad though

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Old 31 July 2013, 06:33   #17
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That rib probably came with a valiant double jockey console instead of the current seating arrangement. The 73 lt tank that is placed to the rear of the boat was probably housed witin that valiant double jockey console.

I suspect that the vailant seating was removed becaused it is shite if you are more than 4 foot tall. The current seating arrangement is much better than the original and is very similar to the new seating arrangement in my rib (DR490). That fuel tank arrangement would drive me mad though

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I have to say having looked at other Valiants I wouldn't be a fan of the standard seating. I hadn't even really noticed it until mentioned on here.

Also..I wasn't too bothered about the fuel tank until now! I'm trying to figure out how to change it

It would be nice to recover a bit of space at the back.
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