Hello everyone, I recently joined and asked in the 'ribs wanted' for a rib around 5 grand and I have ended up with three or four choices.
Can you help me out please because I am absolutely clueless.
Here are my choices.
Please excuse the obvious cut and pastes
This one Avon 5.4m Rib Honda BF75 4 Stroke in Kilmelford, Argyll and Bute | Boats, Kayaks & Jet Skis for Sale | Gumtree.com
which is provisionally sold until Saturday so that the buyer can get his money together. Something I believe rarely materialises.
A Searider 5.4 sunken hull with new hypalon tubes and two 40hp outboards that will just have been serviced. £5000
The next is also a Searider but a 4.7. The engine is a Yamaha 75hp 2 stroke auto lube, power trim and tilt, 1 of the last 2 strokes sold, serviced fully and fitted by the Yamaha dealer, starts 1st time, auto choke model which I think is great. Age is around mid 2000.
The boat is 1999, I bought it last year, then took it to Whitham glass fibre down near Preston, this is the guy that makes Osprey Ribs, he replaced the console with 1 he makes and glassfibred it in place with a 91l fuel tank in the console. It's a 2 person console and a lot higher than the standard Avon consoles, he also put a backrest on, grab handle and windscreen, . It also has lifting Davis inside if somebody wanted to lift it in and out of the water.
As the Searider has a flooding hull, I have a quick realise system for blocking it off if you want or you can leave it standard.
The A frame was powder coated this year in orange and looks like new.
The engine was then fitted (this year)by the local Yamaha dealer, with new steering, new flush mounted control box, new ignition switch etc etc, everything was new, 2 Yamaha multi digital gauges also fitted.
The fit out is A1 and very neat. £5500
THe next is a Humber
a mid 90's 5.3m Humber Attaque (which is the same as the Current Humber ocean pro 2m beam currently produced) Tubes Hold Air , with a Good Strong Clean 1995 Mariner 2 stroke 75Hp power tilt trim , with a Good well maintained 2006 Gavlanised Roller coaster Trailer, Very Good Reliable sea keeping Boat
Brand New Ultraflex Steering System This week.
Brand New jockey wheel & Breakaway Cable
New Wheel Bearings and ALKO Stainles Steel Brake Cables This Week
Brand New Brake Rod System This Week.
2 * 22 Litre Fuel Cans.
Boat Needs little bits but Nothing Major.Has been used for diving in its past , But I have owned it for the last 3 years for pleasure cruising.
It will do 36 knots +
THere is a pic on my wanted advert.
The chap PM'd me to tell me the price so I shall not say on the forum, but it is a fair bit cheaper than the others.