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Old 04 July 2011, 05:20   #11
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with a good scrub down and some treatment on the tubes maybe a lick of paint to the hull that would look great ... get some soapy liquied or water on those tubes see how damaged they realy are ...watch for the bubbles lol
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Old 04 July 2011, 13:06   #12
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if it doesnt need new tubes now it soon will
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Old 04 July 2011, 14:50   #13
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maybe so but its going to be no real loss the console and outboard would make most of the money back . I seen boats like that left out for a year green as a field and a day later with a bit of tlc are like new and worth double the money . that with a good scrub and a bit of shine back on the tubes and you would be saying wow what a bargain...

just look at this restoration alone Inflatable Boat Paint and Tuff-coat paint for Inflatable Boats by SRC Tuff-coat and Tuffcoat
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If you can get him down to @£300 I'd say it's worth having a go.
It would be an enjoyable project with a reasonable starting point.

If the engine is shot, then part it out on ebay and recover some of the outlay ready to invest in a newer engine.

There is nothing like having built/rebuilt the boat yourself to know exactly where to look and what to do if something does go wrong.

Oh, put a budget together for rebuilding it, then double it.

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I seen boats like that left out for a year green as a field and a day later with a bit of tlc are like new and worth double the money . that with a good scrub and a bit of shine back on the tubes and you would be saying wow what a bargain...

just look at this restoration alone Inflatable Boat Paint and Tuff-coat paint for Inflatable Boats by SRC Tuff-coat and Tuffcoat
erm are you aware of Mr Paul Tilley's expertise on all things to do with toobs
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Old 04 July 2011, 17:16   #17
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erm are you aware of Mr Paul Tilley's expertise on all things to do with toobs
regardless of how much some one knows he can not say how bad it is from those pic,s
also there is a outboard that may be ok and woth £250 or even more and the consoles are not cheap and with a spary would look new ..

some ppl love to give a old boat a bit of life back as I do and dont wish to spend 10k on a new one .

I see life in that old boat and for little money could be a few years fun to have

also did you look at the link ?
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Old 04 July 2011, 18:37   #18
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Thanks for your comments.

Narrowly missed out on a nice Zapcat Hull and trailer tonight

Going to try and lower the price on the Valiant, see what I can get it for.
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Thanks for your comments.

Narrowly missed out on a nice Zapcat Hull and trailer tonight

Going to try and lower the price on the Valiant, see what I can get it for.
£0 and it will still cost you £lots .. burst my bubble in a year and tell me you flogged it for a profit go on then .. I await the report
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If it was nearer I would have taken it for a project for the scouts (granted i probably would have been the one doing 99% of the work!)
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