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Old 03 January 2007, 14:39   #1
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What Do I Look For When Buying A Secondhand Rib?

I Am Going To Look At A Rib Next Week Can Anyone Give Me Any Advice On What To Look For, The Rib Is Two Years Old .
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Old 03 January 2007, 14:47   #2
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A bit more detail would help.
Make
engine
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price etc

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Old 03 January 2007, 15:11   #3
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Valiant Rib 4.9 With 60hp Mariner 11,500 Euro (in Ireland) 2004
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just look over it carefully, check the seams and hull to tube bonding, check the transom area for signs of cracks (check it hasnt been painted to hide this).
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Old 03 January 2007, 17:17   #5
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Valiant Rib 4.9 With 60hp Mariner 11,500 Euro (in Ireland) 2004
Seems a good price.

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Old 03 January 2007, 18:37   #6
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What to look out for?

A hull, tubes and an engine I guess

On a serious note, check the seams, where the hull joins the tubes
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Hi,

If its only two years old it should look like new. Thats the hull with no scratches, the transom with no cracks, the engine all nice and shiny with no oil leaks or scratches or dinks in the prop. It should start straight away from cold, it should have a full service history, all the paperwork should be present. All Electronic gadgets should work perfectly. Everything should be present on the trailor and working.

A 2 year old boat has probably had the same working life as a 6 month old car just to put it in perspective. Basically their should be nothing wrong with that boat.

Look on Boats and outboards to see what similar boats have been put up for and take it from there.

Go for a decent trial run that will usually tell if everything is okay.

Best of luck and if your still pondering next week take some photos of the boat and we'll try and give you some more advice.
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Old 05 January 2007, 05:32   #8
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Check the serial number, engine and boat, against the web sites who publish those of stolen ones, owner should also have proof of purchase. happy hunting
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Worth having a read of these:

http://www.ribsforsale.com/index.asp#

http://www.solentribster.com/

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May as well read this too:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=8127

The article is a few years old, but the basics haven't changed much.

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