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Old 17 February 2004, 16:04   #1
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What's it worth?

I have a late 80's Humber 6.5m rib in orange powered by twin 55hp Mariner outboards (pullstart, no powertrim) of the same era on a 4 wheel trailer. I had a new s/s fuel tank made and installed last may (tank holds about 110L and is fitted under the center console). I also bought a pair of s/s props last year but due to a delivery delay (of 8 weeks) of main crank bearings it got to cold and the props never got wet and are still in their boxes in the shed. The engine did get its new main bearings and is all back together.

The whole thing was a ski/wakeboard boat for me and my family, but sat here at home with a broken neck and back (motocross, my ex winter sport) i have to look at letting it go as i wont be able to ski for a few seasons.
Any clues as to what a fair asking price would be for this old but very useable boat?
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I will try to get a pic of it on here tomorrow.
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Old 18 February 2004, 05:24   #2
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How about 5k. One each the engines, two for the hull, half for the trailer and half for the tank, steering and console etc.

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Old 18 February 2004, 05:34   #3
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Re: What's it worth?

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sat here at home with a broken neck and back (motocross, my ex winter sport) i have to look at letting it go as i wont be able to ski for a few seasons.
wow...that's a big deal...hope you're OK and on the mend

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Old 18 February 2004, 11:57   #4
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Jesus, I thought.......

I was unlucky only owning a VW Golf (come to think of it, I don't even own that)
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On a more serious note.....

Pete7 has hit about the right price. However, not wishing to be negative, it sounds like you need all the help you can get, collectively the sum of all the parts is worth less when sold together (IMHO of course).

If it were me, I'd stick her on www.boatsandoutboards.com where it's free to advertise. I'd stick her in at say, 4950 ono to end up accepting 4750/$4250 if you're lucky.

The obstacle you face is the lack pf PTT on such large engines. If they were PTT you could add another 500 to Pete7's reckoning.

Anyway, get a picture up on here for us to look at, if she's a stunner it could tip the balance i your favour.
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Thanks for the input!

Thank you all for your coments and concern. I am trying to find some intresting pics to post up here, but its looking more like snaps of the old bird on her trailer on the driveway. Any more comments welcome (nice ones) I will be advertising to sell shortly thanks again
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Big rib for someone.

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Old 01 March 2004, 16:53   #8
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A very smart looking RIB. Great pic - the two outboards look very purposeful!

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Old 02 March 2004, 07:23   #10
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Well she........

looks the part alright, a very good picture, in fact you should use this on in any ad's you might place.

I still think the PTT is an obstacle therefore - and perhaps others could advise better - I'd investigate the posibility / cost of fitting PTT (if this is not a daft question)! I'd then bump up your price by this amount in order to knock it off when this becomes a obstacle with a punter.

Regardless, she looks well and I reckon you'd get between 4750 and 5500 depending on who comes to view her.

Good luck.
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