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Old 06 April 2004, 17:52   #21
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http://ribs.apolloduck.co.uk/display.phtml?aid=11630

I know I already posted this link on your other thread, but here is something to think about. We bought our boat, which is very similar spec to the boat you see here for about about the same price last yr. After a seasons use and the addition of various electronic equipment, we sold the boat for quite a significant profit and this profit takes into account all our fuel & servicing bills as well.
Thats my boat sold it in october.

And it really was a brilliant boat, fast with a small engine and handled like a dream. You wont go wrong with one of them and im glad to hear of someone else loving their V-490.

ps. I bought that boat for 4500 in 2000 and sold it in 2003 for askign price.
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Old 06 April 2004, 17:56   #22
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Oh just checked my e-mail Daniel and ive got yours and another 3 enquiries...
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Old 06 April 2004, 19:19   #23
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Thats my boat sold it in october.
I thought it might be you alright, when I saw the name Simmons, as I knew there was a Simmons on the forum. Your Valiant was almost identical to mine. Great to hear you made a profit as well, must be something about Valiants, eh? Nice boat to start with, although 75hp on the back of our old one was a bit crazy to start with as a rookie!!!
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Old 06 April 2004, 19:21   #24
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Oh and keep looking Daniel!! I'm sure you'll find your ideal boat.
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Old 07 April 2004, 03:52   #25
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as i don,t know that much and this will be my first rib the members i have spoke to just said to avoid nawhals don,t know why i like
vailant they look very nice
selva ribs look good allso
my end of year bonus was late which as put me nearer to the summer than
i wanted to be looking for a rib and now can,t find much as i would like
about three years old

a man that does not listen to what older more wiser men have to say is a fool
and a fool and his money are soon parted

your boat looks very nice much like the vailant dr range

SELVA ribs got a very bad write up in Rib International a few years ago.
Valiant OK - mass produced & appear to be good VFM. Can't comment on Narwhal.

Not sure what your budget is but Ribcraft 4.8m seems a deservedly popular choice for a starter RIB. Worth thinking about?
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Old 07 April 2004, 04:06   #26
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Gary D - Join the club mate - No probs with these little boats!
Mine is going in the water Friday for the first time this year. 2 - 3 days down in sunny Galloway with another 2 new boats (Once you give someone a go in a guid wee rib, they go and buy their own! Then home on monday via Loch Lomond to give the outfits a good rinse out in freshwater. Should be a blast!

Where do you normally launch from - Inverkip? And whats it like round that way?

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Old 08 April 2004, 07:16   #27
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Alright Bill, yeah usually launch from Kip marina. Planning on leaving the boat in there for a couple of months once the weather gets a bit better.

Its good around our area many places to go, Rothesay, Millport and up the lochs.

If the weather is good this weekend might even go round to Loch Lomond for the day!
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Old 08 April 2004, 08:34   #28
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Its good around our area many places to go, Rothesay, Millport and up the lochs.
We have friends who live on shore front at Salcoats - own access to beach (complete with 4wd quad) - we really should go visiting them more often I'm thinking! Mmmmmnnnnn....yeah.... I can just see the ladies sitting in their conservatory, sipping cups of Lady Grey, while I dissapear into the horizon to indulge in some nautical exploration! Dammit - I got to get on the water.

Be nice to arrange a meet over that way during the summer, its much more fun (and sensible) when there's more than one boat involved. Wot you reckon?

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Old 08 April 2004, 10:42   #29
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Sounds like a plan to me Bill....

I've got a mate with a 6.0 meter coastline and another with a Fletcher Speed boat that would probably be up for a meet up aswell...
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