Originally Posted by jonp
It can be hard to believe how quick the money disappears even into a new outfit let alone an older one.
Very well said, buying something rougth at £10K may cost you £7K to get right, where you could buy something ready to go at £15K, once you start down the route of tube replacement, hull work, electrics, new batteries, new chart plotter, new VHF and aerial, sorting dodgy connections, hyrdralic issues etc etc it would soon suck your wallet dry.
Ive seen a 7.5m cobra in the area for £15k which looks fine and is a good family rib. Perhaps rethink approach and budget and ofcourse you can always make a seller an offer, some sellers of Ribs might not be so anxious to get top money as they may be financialy well off and just want to move on to the new toy (there are some sellers out there like that) so any offer might surprise you.