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Old 02 November 2006, 13:52   #1
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Ive done it !! could not wai any more, so thank you to all of those who have answered endless questions on different manufactuers,,, anyway taken the plunge, had a very good deal on a 5.4 direct from Rn,still has all the kit on it, exept the engine which was a clamshell design Mariner 90,,its in good condition, the tubes ,i could get better, has been in storage for a few years and needs some colour put back in to it<< what can i use?? is there a specific Grey colour restorer??? and where could i get some??
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Old 02 November 2006, 14:46   #3
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ok ok, picking it up this weekend so will post a piccie or two!!! should be perfect with a 90 on its rear for some wave jumping!!
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Old 02 November 2006, 16:56   #4
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i used armoral cleaner from autoquip it brought it up really nice but the only problem it its not very waterproof but i have done it everyweek and the colour is staring to stay in the tubes, brings up everything up really nice, i am thinking of trying some rib revival and the some 3m stuff off
www.rib-shop.com i think they have some good stuff on there
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Old 02 November 2006, 17:44   #5
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Congrats. They go quite well with a 90 on the back!
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Old 03 November 2006, 15:55   #6
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Cool, If its got a 90 mariner on it, it will be an ex MOD Police boat!!. Pitty it has not got the blue flashing lights on anymore!!!
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Old 03 November 2006, 16:06   #7
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Cool, If its got a 90 mariner on it, it will be an ex MOD Police boat!!. Pitty it has not got the blue flashing lights on anymore!!!
So it'll be knackered then !!!!
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Old 03 November 2006, 16:07   #8
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Seriouslly the only thing to clean it with is RIB Revive or TFR 2.
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Boatcare UKs rib cleaner does work very well. PM Dave (boatcareuk) and I'm sure he'll do you a good deal. I know there are a number of people on here who have tried it and found it works very well indeed.
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Old 04 November 2006, 04:48   #11
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bought some rib revive from the Rib shop, will let you know what its like!! cant wait to get on the water, just need a engine, 90 yam 2 stroke, coouple of years old, what are they l;ike in terms of consumption?
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Old 04 November 2006, 05:38   #12
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hi Matt, theres a 90 yam in grey with newer decals on it! Boats and outboards at £1995.
see link http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/PPM030/

I spent some time looking for mine, i guess it depends on the engine hours and if it came with smart gauges but £1995 from a dealer is reasonable.

I had a 50 yam on my 4m searider, great engine once serviced and tuned right goes forever!! start's easily. Can be tempermental on trim, had intermitant probs with 50hp now ive had to change solenoid on 90hp, however 90hp is a 96 yr and 50hp was a 86 yr.

Good luck might see you out there on my new searider (when its done)
p.s i have a spare smart gauge if you end up needing one

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Old 05 November 2006, 05:29   #13
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my rib has a yamaha 90hp 2 stroke which is very good fuel consumpsion, matt can you let me know what that rib revive is like because im thinking of getting some cheers
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Old 05 November 2006, 09:26   #14
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RIB Revive is absolutley brilliant. I use it. I have no relationship to the company that sells it.
You also need the 3m shining stuff which makes your tubes look factory new, but its very expensive and I use loads of it.

Just buy it you will be impressed.
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Old 05 November 2006, 13:26   #15
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i will let you know what rib revive is like!!! can you tell me where to get that 3m shiney stuff??
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Old 05 November 2006, 16:30   #16
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Matt I got it from RIBSHOP it cost the same as the RIB revive but its in a really small bottle. It is good though. I'm off to Boat jumble next week so I'm hoping I can pick some up cheaper.

http://www.rib-shop.com/product.asp?...hFor=&PT_ID=22

Its the 250 ml tube conditioner on this site. Sorry thats the best I can do. Hope it gives you an idea.

I need to buy more. Its good but after every outing and cleaning it needs to be re applied. Then your boat looks better than new.

My problem is I am cleaning freak.

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rib revive is awesome, really easy to do and great to put on!!! really recommended,,,
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Old 11 November 2006, 05:19   #18
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