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Old 22 February 2006, 15:09   #1
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Your opinions please

My local Dive Club is looking at This Your opinion sought please.

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Old 22 February 2006, 15:20   #2
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I had a look last week - if you have the time and ability to deal with the cosmetics, it's a lot of boat for the money...
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Old 22 February 2006, 15:22   #3
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What's really interesting about this is that jbt were inviting tenders for this back in dec.'05-looks like he must have won the bid "funny that!"
Boat looks solid though,doesn't seem bad value either,looks ex military,has it had a hard life and is there any service history with that motor?
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Old 22 February 2006, 15:27   #4
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I went to see this boat at the JBT yard a while back.

It is a lot of boat for the money - the two engines on the back are well set up, both are on remotes, and there is a steering set up that means you can use the aux from the helmsmans position.

The seats on the drivers jockey were, to my mind, horrible. They are made out of some sort of high density foam, and feel as though they would break every minute. However, the driving position is comfortable (ditch the hummingbird vhf though!)

Plenty of space in the back for bottle racks/more jockeys

Tubes were in very good nick - hull looked ok. She was sitting on a nice trailer, but apparently doesn't come with a trailer.

Hull was reasonable - could have done with a bit of tarting up.

Suspect she will be an expensive boat to run because she is so heavy, but a good sea boat, and plenty of space for divers. She's also nice and rugged. One point - if you plan on coding her, she has no transom to speak of, just about an inch and a half lip the engines are mounted on!

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Old 22 February 2006, 15:37   #5
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Certainly is alot of boat for the money, the engine is a 200HP 'Offshore' be worth seeing if this is carb or EFI. The EFI's are still thirsty in comparison to an Opti or a 4stroke, but not as thirsty as the older 200HP Carb.
For the money its a good seaworthy work boat, IMHO.

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Old 22 February 2006, 15:59   #6
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I think it looks like the transom are very low wich could be negativ if you will take heavy loads like divers with heavy equipment.
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Old 22 February 2006, 16:01   #7
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brian, our office is at Thornham marina - if you want any more pics of anything specific, just ask and i'll take some this week
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Old 22 February 2006, 16:05   #8
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Looks a great bargain - especially with a nice aux outboard as well.
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Old 22 February 2006, 16:12   #9
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brian, our office is at Thornham marina - if you want any more pics of anything specific, just ask and i'll take some this week

Thanks for that Aid it's being discussed at a comittee Mtg tonight so may just takeyou up on that,

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Old 22 February 2006, 16:15   #10
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"Sold as seen".. If that was on a car, you would walk away.. I accept most privately bought ribs are sold the same way, but when a dealer specifies that in the advert, I would be slightly more wary..
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