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Old 19 September 2022, 22:04   #1
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Hello from Iceland

Ahoy there. I really want to get into the RIB hobby and my wifes family has a summer house on really small Island, located in Breidafjordur in Iceland. I have occasionally borrowed a small SIB(3.6m with 15hp Selva) from my father in law and I love it on the water.

I have the opportunity to buy a used Zodiac Milpro, 600 SRMN from 2007 with a four stroke Yamaha 80F(It was a MOB for some years on a freight ship). I am wondering if its a good a idea to start with such a boat and what to look for before buying. Also, can these tube be restored to former glory ?
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Old 20 September 2022, 07:00   #2
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Hi There and welcome to the forum. The boat looks fine and the tubes dob't look like they havew any major issues. Should clean up fine
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Old 20 September 2022, 10:09   #3
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Ahoy there. I really want to get into the RIB hobby and my wifes family has a summer house on really small Island, located in Breidafjordur in Iceland. I have occasionally borrowed a small SIB(3.6m with 15hp Selva) from my father in law and I love it on the water.

I have the opportunity to buy a used Zodiac Milpro, 600 SRMN from 2007 with a four stroke Yamaha 80F(It was a MOB for some years on a freight ship). I am wondering if its a good a idea to start with such a boat and what to look for before buying. Also, can these tube be restored to former glory ?
Welcome to the forum.

What a fantastic location.

From the pictures the tubes look OK - all the handholds and rubbing strakes etc seems to be well attached. There are a number of tube cleaners that do a good job. August Race have a good reputation.

The hull also looks OK although there is a bit of damage on the stem which could be easily sorted and then covered with a Keelguard or similar.

The most expensive bit is the engine so it would be worthwhile making sure that works properly.

Going from a SIB to a RIB is a slightly different style of boating. With a SIB, you can bring it ashore whereas with a RIB, you tend to anchor off slightly but if you are happy with that, it looks like a good boat.
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Old 21 September 2022, 23:21   #4
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Thanks for the info!
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