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Old 29 September 2011, 09:23   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
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Make: Aerotec 380
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Alzi I guess it is inevitable you'd take that personally but you shouldn't because my comments were aimed right across all the boats he might consider. What I say is a fair assessment of many older boats and I've known folks get bargains home only to find the whole floor peels off a week later. There are exceptions and perhaps your friend's is one so fight your corner and get Ribber Duck to have a look.

As to the dig about my new boat... I guess that's fair enough. But I had the chance to use the boat for many miles off the West coast of Scotland so it was a great experience of the type, I put some minor scuffs on it, drilled holes for the transom wheels etc... then when it was found unsatisfactory it was collected and all my purchase/carriage costs were refunded in full. You don't get that reassurance with a private used buy.

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Old 29 September 2011, 09:24   #12
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Old 29 September 2011, 17:17   #13
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Hi - Yep I went a took a look at Alan's Zodiac last night and can say it's no where near as bad as I expected - in fact it wasn't bad it was pretty good, and wasnt falling apart at all. I'm no expert - far from it, but am considering it, just need to find a suitable engine (maybe should have come on saying it was rubbish so no one buys it while I make up my mind! ;-) ).

Alan - sorry not got back to you today, will be in contact asap.


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