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Old 26 May 2012, 08:57   #11
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animal, with regards to it costing me a fortune in fuel, can you tell me what the difference in economy will be from a 2003 115HP 4 stroke yamaha (like on the babu rib i linked to) and say a 2008/2009 115HP yamaha?

and i do intend to buy one from the selection, i was just keeping my options open and thought a member might have one for sale, of which i have already been offered two ribs from members, so the process has been worthwhile.
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Old 26 May 2012, 11:24   #12
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How about this?

Avon - RIB / Hypalon,GRP - FAFB

Looks good for the money!
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Old 26 May 2012, 14:17   #13
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thanks nick, thats the sort of thing i'm looking for, im up barmouth next week aswell!

i've having trouble pricing these ribs though, can you tell me why the boat you linked to can ask 3K more than this that ended on ebay last week, is it the engine? how much should i factor in for say a yamaha 115 4 stroke Vs a similar HP mariner optimax?
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Old 26 May 2012, 14:39   #14
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[QUOTE=surfer4life;464537]thanks for the replies guys.

There are plenty on the market around 2002 ish for under 10K

this one

this one (might deal for for 9500 - 10,000)

this one

this one

this one (im really interested in this one, but never heard of babu ribs!)

this one (just ended wanted 8K)

Bloody hell, those look really good value. I'd forget buying mine and buy one of those instead. That Revenger is especially clean and cheap. Well found!
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Old 27 May 2012, 00:41   #15
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why dont people tell you how old the engine is (only 2 do and one of those was a 1998 2 stoke mariner i.e. not worth a lot) as this has a huge bearing on price?

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Old 27 May 2012, 05:23   #16
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You would have thought that they would put it in the ad wouldn't you, but to be be fair they have all told me once i called them, most seem to be around 2003 + 2002
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thanks nick, thats the sort of thing i'm looking for, im up barmouth next week aswell!

i've having trouble pricing these ribs though, can you tell me why the boat you linked to can ask 3K more than this that ended on ebay last week, is it the engine? how much should i factor in for say a yamaha 115 4 stroke Vs a similar HP mariner optimax?
Well you can ask what you like but it dose not meen it will sell for what you are asking, I would prefer the lay out of the one I linked to & would prefer the later 4st over a old opti!
I looked a a 10 year old Avon 6.2 last year with bench seat at back twin jockey seats & the large screen console with a afram you could ski of & a yam 4st 115hp it was up with a yeoward in salcombe for 12k it was mint condition on good trailer made a cheeky offer of 10k but they soon sold it for asking price, but you can get a lot of rib for your money
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thanks nick, if that 6.2 avon had a 115 yam on i'd be all over it, not saying theres anything wrong with the mariner but i'll be using it pretty much every day in the summer so fuel economy does play a big part in the decision.
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thanks nick, if that 6.2 avon had a 115 yam on i'd be all over it, not saying theres anything wrong with the mariner but i'll be using it pretty much every day in the summer so fuel economy does play a big part in the decision.
An 4stroke will use about 90% that of a modern two stroke like an opti. The saving isn't great. I wouldn't let the engine choose a boat on that basis. Especially as a 4stroke is heavier and slower per hp.
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thanks for the advice, i'll take that on board.
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