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Old 07 September 2006, 14:21   #1
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Why so cheap...

Excuse my ignorance, the seller most likely posts on here (Since the advert is on rib.net) but why is this RIB so cheap....

Crompton 7.8m - 230hp Volvo KAMD42 diesel - 13,400

Seems a bit too good to be true, a diesel RIB for under 14k?
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I tend to agree with you the photos i would think are old when the boat was new perhaps as i dont think the add said the year or its the wrong price.If not someone should bite his arm off
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Old 07 September 2006, 14:46   #3
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I tend to agree with you the photos i would think are old when the boat was new perhaps as i dont think the add said the year or its the wrong price.If not someone should bite his arm off
I searched his previous threads/posts

The boat is a 1996 and when he bought it the engine wasnt working (He was lookin for a recon Volvo engine), so the boat is 10 years old

He was also enquiring about 'painting' the tubes as they were very faded, so im guessing they're painted, hence why they look so fresh

I guess i'll keep shopping!
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Just because tubes are painted dosen't mean they're crap and at the end of their life, just means they've faded and some colours fade more than others.

And for a 10 year RIB I guess its a fair price. Certainly worth a look because you never know!
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Just because tubes are painted dosen't mean they're crap and at the end of their life, just means they've faded and some colours fade more than others.

And for a 10 year RIB I guess its a fair price. Certainly worth a look because you never know!
I'm in Ireland, if I was in the UK i'd definately take a look.
I've brought back 3 RIB's fromt he UK before and i've been happy with all 3, but it only takes one bad apple to ruin the pie
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True. Good point! I guess you have to be pickier than most because of obvious resons. However I've seen some good looking and rather attactivly priced RIBs in Ireland .
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True. Good point! I guess you have to be pickier than most because of obvious resons. However I've seen some good looking and rather attactivly priced RIBs in Ireland .
The problem is that im after a diesel, very little diesel RIB's in Ireland Outboard prices in Ireland are competitive with the UK though, you've got a point there
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Why it didnt reach its reserve worries me. I thought that this would be a bargain price for a diesel RIB, there must be something not good about it!

I'm actually quite interested in the boat, we'll see how things go!
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just a thought but have you asked him why its so cheap
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