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Old 27 June 2013, 15:43   #11
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Is that advert on Gumtree for SR5.4 with a honda 75 4stroke for real.
Its worth a lot more than that!
Its been knocking around on there for nearly a year
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Old 27 June 2013, 16:06   #12
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You didn't say how you'd be using it. Twin 40s have a role if you are going remote etc with limitted backup.

Will u be alone? Passengers? Seating arrangements?

Access to fuel?

SR on a swing mooring - seem to think there are issues with barnicles etc growing inside the flooding chamber and then blocking the exit??? Have I made that up?
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I don't think any of those are necessarily BAD boats assuming they live up to the description / expectations of condition for value.

SR5.4 + Honda 75: needs investigating why its been on the market for a year. Looks tidy enough. I think the RIBnet "perfect" engine for this boat is a Yam 90 2 stroke, if I remember correctly so it won't be quite as sprightly as it could but it should be OK. If the engine is mid 2000 (rather than mid 2000's, i.e. July 2000 not 2005-2006) then its not one of the last 2 strokes!

SR5.4 + Twin 40's: other people have rightly pointed out the downside of twins in terms of double the maintenance but in your part of the world it might be a nice 'safety blanket'. Beware much of the benefit is lost if fuel and electrics are not kept separate.

SR4.7 + 75HP Yam: highly sought after boat and well thought of engine. The 'over powered' issue might be a bit harder for insurance but others have managed in the past.

Humber + 75HP: "holds air" is never the most inspiring description of tubes and the engine is 10 yrs older than some of the others. Still if it is a good bit cheaper then it might be worth it. "Boat Needs little bits but Nothing Major" is not a great sales pitch (but is very honest) - it depends it you can be bothered with those for the cost saving.

The best will all be about condition - which with only one set of pics we can only guess.
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SR on a swing mooring - seem to think there are issues with barnicles etc growing inside the flooding chamber and then blocking the exit??? Have I made that up?
Where are you finding:

(1) Barnacles in fresh water
(2) Barnacles big enough to block the fist sized exit whole

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Where are you finding:

(1) Barnacles in fresh water
(2) Barnacles big enough to block the fist sized exit whole

1) Where does it say fresh water?
2) agreed, ours sat on a drying mooring and never had many. Though there were on the hull. We blocked it up to increase buoyancy at rest as the boat flooded over transom when tide put stern to waves!
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1) Where does it say fresh water?
in the gumtree ad, right in the same sentence where it implies its kept afloat :

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The rib is in the water as we live next to a freshwater loch
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in the gumtree ad, right in the same sentence where it implies its kept afloat :



I think there has been a misunderstanding, I think the other poster was pointing out potential pitfalls and problems with how any of the boats might be once I had any of them in my care.

It looks like the smaller Yammy is winning the race at the moment.
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I should like to draw Senior Council's attention to the OP's intention to moor said vessel in a "sheltered bay", to whit, Ardminish Bay, Gigha, the location whereat attack of said barnacles is likely to occur...

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SR4.7 + 75HP Yam: highly sought after boat and well thought of engine. The 'over powered' issue might be a bit harder for insurance but others have managed in the past.
But it's not just the insurance, if anything were to happen then it is the first thing they check in the accident investigation.
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I think there has been a misunderstanding, I think the other poster was pointing out potential pitfalls and problems with how any of the boats might be once I had any of them in my care.

It looks like the smaller Yammy is winning the race at the moment.
My advice is to answer only the questions put directly to you. We'll be out of here in no time
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