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Old 06 July 2011, 08:46   #21
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got to say this, that is my kind of heaven, love old ones like that, if you dont have it i would.
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Old 06 July 2011, 08:51   #22
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yes if it was close to me would already be in may yard cleaned puncture fixed and looking good in no time
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Old 06 July 2011, 08:56   #23
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well i am further "south" than you, and have a trailer to collect, not a problem collecting and bringing back down over the border. in my opinion very much worthwhile project for over the winter months.
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Old 06 July 2011, 09:06   #24
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to true crazy how a bit of green and dirt makes some say bin it .. with a repair a pot of two part glue and a good clean they will be saying hmmm bargain. be great fun to be had even if only a year or so use for around 500 is money well spent to me spend that on a good shoping trip or mobile phone
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Old 06 July 2011, 10:41   #25
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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!)
Funny enough the boat orginally started life as a Scout Saftey boat and was retained by a couple of the leaders when the group folded.
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to true crazy how a bit of green and dirt makes some say bin it .. with a repair a pot of two part glue and a good clean they will be saying hmmm bargain. be great fun to be had even if only a year or so use for around 500 is money well spent to me spend that on a good shoping trip or mobile phone
But I thought he said the motor was humped too ?
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Old 06 July 2011, 15:51   #27
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yeah there is no real info on the motor ? but everything can be fixed thats another thing I would enjoy tinkering with.
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Old 06 July 2011, 16:03   #28
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Old 06 July 2011, 16:43   #29
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Dont get me wrong .. I have restored plenty of things myself .. some of them not so small either so I am not averse to taking on a project. So happens my workshop is kitted out for some heavy tackle, and I know how much stuff that Ive had to spend in that workshop over many years to help me do my job.

I am wary for peeps in 'this' line of engineering however that if they take on a project .. sometimes its best left to people who have the 'work shop' because for those 'in the know' it all seems easy, but for the uninitiated theres a mountain to climb of knowledge and expense, and a lot of hard lessons learned along the way. It would be unfair to suggest that a repair of this type would be a walk over by any means, not that I said it was impossible, but having taken on plenty of projects over the years, the learning and cash curve can be steep.

I dont mean to berate the op either, but if he's posting a question of this type clearly he is unsure of his costings, and that can only mean one thing, most be will higher than he thought, because in my experience few problems turn out to cost you less than you thought and then theres the issue of useage .. maybe its just me .. but I live in a salt water environment where if your kit isnt up to the job, your going to have to rely on support which,.. the way things are looking up in the North of Scotland is going to become very scarce.

I've rescued my fair share of people who have been the victims of bad luck as much as silly mistakes, and others of plain stupidy

Up a river or estuary I would say no problem , but where the OP sails you gotta have some dependability, theres a big difference .. pessimist I might be .. and just an opinion, but I'm happy with it.
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Been offered a 5.4m Valiant Rib approx 1998 with a Yamaha 50 1995. RIB has sat in a field for last 4 years.

Pumped up the tanks and 3 of them hold air and the 4th one has a 1inch slash in the tank.

The control box has wires hanging out of it where the ignition key should be, control cables and steering slighty stiff but they all move. The engine looks to be complete although not in best nick and not been serviced regulary.

Trailer is non existing and pretty much scrap. Been offered the boat and engine for round about the 400 mark wondering if its worth having a go or give it a miss?



For 400 you may as well take a punt, as long as it doesn't effect the wife and kids. If you can't breath any life back into the poor old Valliant. You could always consider turning it into wellington boots. You could get a lot of wellington boots out of that old thing, especially in kids sizes and red boots are always popular. Go on, have a go. It's win win.

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