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Old 02 June 2006, 05:46   #1
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Whats this like

4.7 metre Zodiac Rib Inflatable Boat with trailer
For sale on ebay with 60 yam 4stroke 50 hrs , the whole lot is 2 yrs old inc trailer.

Is it any good and if it is whats it worth .

Will probably go for a silly ebay price anyway
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Old 02 June 2006, 07:33   #2
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Not sure which ebay item, but I used to own a 5.4 zodiac heay duty which had a Yam 50 hand stear on it. It was a handfull and really flew, not sure how fast - was holding on not holding GPS !
But I guess 30 odd knots.
mine inc trailerand enine went for 2.5K
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Old 02 June 2006, 08:14   #3
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4.7 metre Zodiac Rib Inflatable Boat with trailer Item number: 4643556932

This one aparently there is a jockey seat / toolbox infront of the bench for the driver . Reserve is 9 grand so too much I feel , thats nerly new price isn't it
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Old 02 June 2006, 09:39   #4
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Ian, its been on there a few times that one.
The Jockey seat for the driver is a positive thing, bench seats aren't brilliant in a Rib for the driver, although ok for passengers.
Nice engine, the Yamaha 60HP 4stroke is a top engine, economy and reliability.
Not sure about the Zodiac hull, there looks to be less vee in the hull than a Humber/ Osprey/ Ribcraft, which obviously isn't going to be as good in the rough, but it depends on what you are going to use it for. I believe some of the Zodiacs use PVC tubes as opposed to Hypalon like other manufacturers, PVC is much more difficult to repair, although in Zodiacs defence on some of their boats the tubes are removable.
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Old 02 June 2006, 09:46   #5
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Yes think I will hold out and find a Humber or ribcraft in the winter .
That Zodiac was the right size and engine etc for me and I guessed if bidding
didn't make the reserve it may be offered to the nearest .
I think the owner thinks its value is so high due to lack of use , maybe 7000 I think , but the things do hold thier money
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Old 02 June 2006, 10:02   #6
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http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F96763/

This looks a tidy package, near you aswell. Maybe with Roy's help you could batter him down on price.
Another tandem jockey would do the trick for the 3 of you.
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Old 02 June 2006, 10:10   #7
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http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F96763/

This looks a tidy package, near you aswell. Maybe with Roy's help you could batter him down on price.
Another tandem jockey would do the trick for the 3 of you.
Agree with Alice on that 4.8 Ribcraft, although its well over priced seeing as its 10yrs old. Im sure there was a few 4.8 Ribcrafts for sale over the winter circa yr 2000 with 4 stroke 60HP's on, for around 8k.

This 4.7m Searider belongs to Bilge Rat on here makes good financial sense as the engine is as new. and Seariders are indestructable, 3k cheaper than a Ribcraft too and that buys alot of fuel, would be buying it myself if I wasn't skint!
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F100127/
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I guess it shows how they hold their value , but that Ribcraft is pretty expensive and is 50hp enough ? it would need another seat to take 3 people

I like the searider does make sense , its an old engine that is the worry for me so an older boat and new engine is probably the way to go . Kent and time is the problem there at present but have sent enquiry .
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I guess it shows how they hold their value , but that Ribcraft is pretty expensive and is 50hp enough ? it would need another seat to take 3 people

I like the searider does make sense , its an old engine that is the worry for me so an older boat and new engine is probably the way to go . Kent and time is the problem there at present but have sent enquiry .
Cheers my ansome's
The SR4.7 belongs to Bilge Rat on here so if you search his posts there may be some more pictures of it
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I. Kent and time is the problem there at present but have sent enquiry .
Cheers my ansome's
Time, as in we leave tomorrow at 7.30! If you give the Tranny a thrashing you might get up and back in time!!!!
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