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Old 14 July 2005, 06:27   #1
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What to look out for

Hi All,

Have decided to sell everything I own and buy a RIB!! LOL

Seriously, going to look at a BWM 6.1 with a 1995 Mariner 150 2 Stroke.

Can anyone advise on what I should be wary of, looking for, avoiding etc??

Many thanks!!
Chris
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Old 14 July 2005, 06:38   #2
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Have a read of this!
http://www.bosunsmate.co.uk/how_to_buy_a_rib.htm
Its going to be thirsty!
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Old 14 July 2005, 06:45   #3
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Have a look at this too:

What to look for when buying second hand - Tim Bartlett

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Old 14 July 2005, 06:45   #4
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Thanks Nick,

Thats a good starting point

the 150 would be very thirsty?
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Thanks Nick,

Thats a good starting point

the 150 would be very thirsty?
Is it a old teck with carburetters?
If so then yes, if a Opti max then not so bad!
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If its a 1995 it wont be an Opti so assume its a 2 stroke carb and yes it will be fairly thirsty. (9 gph plus at flat out). I think the boat will be a Deepsea 21 which is actually around 6.3m. They are very beamy, stable RIBs with a good ride for a baot of their size. However, build quality of BWM's was shall we say, a little variable, over the number of iterations of the company. Check carefully for structural damage - major cracks and whether the deck still has its integrity. You may find that consoles, seats, grab rails etc may show cracking around them. (I had a BWM DS21 1998 where the hull was solid as a rock but everything fixed to it fell apart one way or another.)

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Be wary of buying from a friend. He'll continually bemoan the fact that he ever sold you the boat and then make ridiculous requests such as: "Could you pack it up and send it over to Newfoundland for me?"

Seriously, in buying our boat we also made two very good friends so you may get more than you bargain for!
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Im assuming this is the said boat: BWM

I bought my boat from this guy, search for all my posts to see what problems I have had with it, I have nearly spent what I payed for it!

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Be wary of buying from a friend. He'll continually bemoan the fact that he ever sold you the boat and then make ridiculous requests such as: "Could you pack it up and send it over to Newfoundland for me?"

Seriously, in buying our boat we also made two very good friends so you may get more than you bargain for!
Louise you forgot to add that when you are so foolish as to invite the former owner out on your new boat you'll never get a chance to drive it yourself for the rest of that day!
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Old 15 July 2005, 05:08   #10
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Im assuming this is the said boat: BWM

I bought my boat from this guy, search for all my posts to see what problems I have had with it, I have nearly spent what I payed for it!

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Thanks Alex, turns out the boat had already been sold before I even got to look at it anyway, keep on searching

And yes, that was the boat!

Thanks to all who replied, thats a lot of useful information for my quest

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