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Old 06 September 2012, 12:58   #11
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Im gunna see how far i can get with these people & not hand anymoney over.
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Old 06 September 2012, 12:59   #12
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Luke, Anybody selling boats will normally be happy to provide a physical address, and a phone number on their website - not having those is an immediate alarm bell. Be VERY suspicious of any boat transaction where they don't allow you to collect the goods. If the price is too good to be true it usually is.

If in doubt then something like: Craft-Bay.com - Craft Bay - New & used outboards, boats, jet skis, sCraft Baying goods & more at low prices! is a good start to check who owns the site (often someone outside the UK!). Searching for the registered owner can be interesting: Byron Baddoo - UK address and phone number - 192.com he does seem to exist... whether he knows he is the registered owner I don't know. If I was about to hand over a large sum of I'd have been tempted to give him a ring first.

At least you found out before you got scammed!
The guy emailing me is someone called aaron lambert
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Old 06 September 2012, 13:02   #13
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As so rightly said its a scam,
some of the ribs and 3 of the jet skis were on B and O so i reported them and they were removed pretty promptly.



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Old 06 September 2012, 13:13   #14
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So now what? All the other ribs are out my price range & the only ones i can afford is an sr4 but im undecided abput them. Or get a jetski orrr keep my thundercat?
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Old 06 September 2012, 14:25   #15
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Hi

I know of a nice ribcraft 5.7m for sale that was only used when they were at the holiday home, trailer is ok with new wheel bearings 2002/3. Oh and it has a 1998/9 Honda 90 on it that has just been serviced by us hence why i know it will be for sale in the next few days. If interested call the workshop and we will give you more details.
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Old 06 September 2012, 14:38   #16
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Hi

I know of a nice ribcraft 5.7m for sale that was only used when they were at the holiday home, trailer is ok with new wheel bearings 2002/3. Oh and it has a 1998/9 Honda 90 on it that has just been serviced by us hence why i know it will be for sale in the next few days. If interested call the workshop and we will give you more details.
I would love to but its too big for me my criteria is - has to be no more than 4.5 meters due to storage, has to realitivly light so i can hand launch it, have atleast 50hp and my budget is 3.5k...this is going to be impossible!
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I would love to but its too big for me my criteria is - has to be no more than 4.5 meters due to storage, has to realitivly light so i can hand launch it, have atleast 50hp and my budget is 3.5k...this is going to be impossible!
It won't, you'll get an SR4 with a two stroke and you'll love it, end up keeping it for years and when you sell it you'll regret it.
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You can get a 4m SR with 40-50HP on it for that money, just keep lookin. Get rid of the thundercat so you have the cash ready to buy.

Have you considered a SIB BTW?

I'm curious what their actual scam is... presumably at some point they'll ask for a deposit and then vanish.
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You can get a 4m SR with 40-50HP on it for that money, just keep lookin. Get rid of the thundercat so you have the cash ready to buy.

Have you considered a SIB BTW?

I'm curious what their actual scam is... presumably at some point they'll ask for a deposit and then vanish.
Squire, I do believe ( having checked out their site ), that they are actually looking for cleared funds before they even consider delivery "Anywhere In The World". I'm assuming that the word "consider" is a bit rich in this context.

No address, 'phone number, registration etc......., wouldn't surprise me to discover that this is terrorist based finance generator. It's the way they do it.

Do you remember, "Dear valued customer, we are reviewing our security, please enter your account details and we will update our systems." ?

Steer clear or meet them head on.
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Im looking at sr4's & theres 2 on ebay!!

this one which im sure somebody on here owns - Avon Searider 4m Rigid Inflatable Rib Ski Boat | eBay

this one has a 40hp and after having thundercat i may get boared of it

& this one...
AVON SEARIDER 4M RIB RIGID INFLATABLE BOAT SPEED SKI POWER 50HP OUTBOARD & RINGO | eBay

im just not sure about them. its things like storage & seating etc
im changing my boat for something more social but dont want to buy something for the sake of it! i would really love to test an sr4 out but that easier said than done!
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