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Old 05 June 2006, 15:35   #21
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zodiac

dont discount the Zodiac

I think that they are great boats my mate has exactly the same setup as the one on ebay and it goes really well, and my brother in law has pro 9 with twin jokey and rear bench with Suz 50

cost 11-12k new

and they both leave me in my avon 400 standing

but then i have no experience on bigger ribs and on ribcrafts etc

but i do know that the support network for zodiac is excellent

didnt meet reserve finished at 7,600 must be open to offers


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Old 05 June 2006, 16:03   #22
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I wouldn't discount the zodiac but that guy is dreaming with a reserve of 9000 . There is a 4.8 ribcraft on there for 10 ish year old more than I want to spend but could be a good buy for someone .
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Old 05 June 2006, 18:38   #23
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Also on B&A zodiac pro3 5.3m in yellow (f99011)

Merc 90 autolube 45hrs new in 2005 only 5300 with trailer
Its in Scotland and I guess a little thirsty but looks nice .


No replies at all on the searider , guess its gone .

Does anyone know anything about Zodiac pro 3 and the merc 90 on it . I can't find any info on the pro 3 so it must be an older model . Also is it the right power . There are quite a few tidy ribs about but they seem to have smallish engines . I guess because they are ex sailig club etc and never needed too much power .
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Old 06 June 2006, 04:25   #24
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Boat Ref no. PVT 158727 5m Tornado

This would be a perfect 'go anywhere' rig Ian. I'd come with you to view if you like. Maybe hook up with Brad to let a fellow Welshman negotiate the deal.
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Old 06 June 2006, 05:44   #25
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Point to note.....

That zodiac was advertised on 4th may, so probably long gone by now!
Although it would have been a good deal at the time.
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Old 06 June 2006, 17:34   #26
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The Searider's not a Searider - it's an Avon D4.65 Diveboat.
These were made in the early to mid nineties and share the same hull profile as the Avon Supersport 4.65, but built to a heavier spec with plywood floor, rather than the moulded GRP floor in the Supersport. They're ok and plane really well as they have a medium Vee hull, but on account of this, they won't cut through the rough stuff like a 4.7 Searider. The different shape of the tubing being less pointed in the bow area distinguish this as a D4.65.
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Old 06 June 2006, 17:35   #27
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Boat Ref no. PVT 158727 5m Tornado

This would be a perfect 'go anywhere' rig Ian. I'd come with you to view if you like. Maybe hook up with Brad to let a fellow Welshman negotiate the deal.
Looks pretty good but more than I want to spend at present .
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Old 06 June 2006, 17:39   #28
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The Searider's not a Searider - it's an Avon D4.65 Diveboat.
These were made in the early to mid nineties and share the same hull profile as the Avon Supersport 4.65, but built to a heavier spec with plywood floor, rather than the moulded GRP floor in the Supersport. They're ok and plane really well as they have a medium Vee hull, but on account of this, they won't cut through the rough stuff like a 4.7 Searider. The different shape of the tubing being less pointed in the bow area distinguish this as a D4.65.
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Thanks for that Brad I guess thats why it appears to be a good buy . No replies on it anyway so I guess its sold
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Old 06 June 2006, 17:45   #29
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Yes - a lot of the value in that package is with the engine. I think you'll find a similar age SR4.7 with 2-stroke 60-70 for that sort of money and fuel costs aren't immense in that hp range, so I'd wait for something like that to come along. They are out there, but a touch on the rare side.
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Old 06 June 2006, 17:51   #30
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Yes I don't mind waiting , the sib will be fine for the beach camping trips etc , so ,long as it pulls the donut ok for Caja .
I have a lot to learn about these boats and feel that whatever i buy next will probably get changed in the near future so getting a cheapie with decent engine is the way forward .

How was the IOM , I haven't even heard who won etc as yet until MCN arrives
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