Originally Posted by k12smy
is it worth it to be begin with?
Did you pay £1.5k.
If so - £1.5k for a seemingly working if tatty RIB on a trailer is nothing to be sniffed at.
With a bit of spit and polish, and a decent listing you should be able to resell it for at least that much, but probably a bit more.
What upgrades / additions to a boat increase the value to the boat,(what do people want from a boat, more seats etc???)
Lots of things will increase the value. But I suspect what you mean is what can I do to a boat that costs £1.5k that say costs 2k and lets me sell it for at least £4k... ...that is MUCH MUCH harder.
The OB is old. So re-engining will increase the resale value. But unless you have a bargain engine (75-90HP I thinks is what people say is best for a SR5.4) you aren't going to recover the cost on it!
There is a seat back missing.
An a frame on that boat would make it more functional (nav lights, aerial mounts etc) - but again unless you have one I'm not sure it increases the resale value beyond what you'd have to pay for it.
The tubes look good on top (new wear patches) - so it depends how much you can clean up down below and can you tell people more than "holds air" - like holds air for at least 3 months.
Console looks crap.
Not sure people expect double jockeys on a SR5.4...