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Old 07 December 2012, 08:45   #21
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Still think its a scam listing. Happy to be proved wrong.
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Old 07 December 2012, 08:46   #22
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It would be good to hear that someone on here had bought it for the asking price (or a bit less )

.....but I doubt very much that will happen
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It would be good to hear that someone on here had bought it for the asking price (or a bit less )

.....but I doubt very much that will happen
You could always buy it, I'm sure they can assist with delivery

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Old 07 December 2012, 09:42   #24
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Will have to wait for an excuse to go up there and pick it up! Scarlets have already played both Glasgow & Edinburgh this season.
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This time of year there are loads of bargains so that's not really correct. There was a really tidy 4m Searider that finished on ebay last night for 2300. Engine wasn't the newest, but the rest of the boat looked really tidy and trouble free: 4Mtr Avon searider | eBay

If you keep your eyes open I think you'd be surprised quite what you can pick up for your money.
I'm sure there are bargains to be had, but I go back to the original post...
'First 4m+ RIB for family for the west coast of Scotland to pull skiers and toys.'

I was there during the summer, again! Depending where you are on the west coast - then first land after Lewis in the Outer Hebrides is St Kilda. Assuming you miss that, then it's Nova Scotia. I'd be looking for a tried and tested Yammie engine for starters with more receipts than your average EC Commissioner!
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Having spent the last few months looking for a first RIB on a 5k budget, I'd say the budget is a bit tight tbh. I feel I've been lucky to get a well sorted RIB which has had a lot of work done, but still has a 20 year old engine which I'm not entirely confident in, for twice that money.

I know I'm kind of blaspheming on here but for that money, and as long as you don't get too far from land or go out in rough weather, you'd be better off looking at an elderly dory or similar. Its not ideal by any means but I'm pretty sure I saw a ton of them while i was looking.

And btw, for what its worth, that Zodie at Pennine isn't anywhere near as clean as it looks in the pics.
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Having spent the last few months looking for a first RIB on a 5k budget, I'd say the budget is a bit tight tbh. I feel I've been lucky to get a well sorted RIB which has had a lot of work done, but still has a 20 year old engine which I'm not entirely confident in, for twice that money.
You paid 10k for an 'umber attak with a 20yo Yam 85?



......and you feel lucky.
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Having spent the last few months looking for a first RIB on a 5k budget, I'd say the budget is a bit tight tbh. I feel I've been lucky to get a well sorted RIB which has had a lot of work done, but still has a 20 year old engine which I'm not entirely confident in, for twice that money.

I know I'm kind of blaspheming on here but for that money, and as long as you don't get too far from land or go out in rough weather, you'd be better off looking at an elderly dory or similar. Its not ideal by any means but I'm pretty sure I saw a ton of them while i was looking.

And btw, for what its worth, that Zodie at Pennine isn't anywhere near as clean as it looks in the pics.
on ebay there was vaillaint for 4.6 k with 150 hpdi yam, that would been 2000 aprox,
i know this ribnet but theres alot boat round for your money
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heh

i mean twice his 2400 budget. not twice my initial 5k budget.

Don't start pissing on my chips now Dai; I haven't even had the thing in the water yet! Believe me, this was the only thing I saw even remotely in budget that I'd even consider.
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You paid 10k for an 'umber attak with a 20yo Yam 85?

......and you feel lucky.
I think he means twice the OP's budget, which was 2,400. So he paid just under 5k

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heh

i mean twice his 2400 budget. not twice my initial 5k budget.

Don't start pissing on my chips now Dai; I haven't even had the thing in the water yet! Believe me, this was the only thing I saw even remotely in budget that I'd even consider.
Ohh beat me to it.

Have a look at my website link below, be surprised what 5k can buy you

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on ebay there was vaillaint for 4.6 k with 150 hpdi yam, that would been 2000 aprox,
i know this ribnet but theres alot boat round for your money
And there was a Ring 6m for 5k, but we're still talking double the OP's budget.
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on ebay there was vaillaint for 4.6 k with 150 hpdi yam, that would been 2000 aprox,
i know this ribnet but theres alot boat round for your money
Less than that in fact. Here you go: rib valiant dr600 yamaha 150hp dive rescue | eBay

Digressing slightly, this has to be bargain of the year: USED TORNADO 8.5m Rib Inflatable Boat 2 x F90 HONDA Outboard Motor FOR REPAIR | eBay Unfortunatly despite clicking buy it now I didn't get it as they had already sold it but left it on there
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An engine with no boat?

Edit: or a yacht tender?

To be fair that Valiant might fit OP's bill, but it's not a "4m+ rib".
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An engine with no boat?
Lol, was thinking more along the lines of a 6m rib with 2004 150hp and trailer, fully loaded but yes I see where your coming from

They are out there, you've just got to look harder

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Indeed. I got a late 90s Ribcraft 4.8 with engine and trailer last week for 2k

Look and you shall find!!
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You said look at your site below. I don't see the 6m 2004 rib etc on there. That was my point. Not having a go.

But I see your point; at a shade over 4k that valiant is prolly a decent punt. But it's losing air and the braked trailer doesn't have any brakes. So if you have the time and the skill and the money to put that right then it's a (potential) good deal. If you've got 5k to put a boat in the water and you live 250 mile from the seller then it looks like a bit more of a stretch.

But this thread isn't about whether I bought the wrong boat for 5k, it's about whether the OP can get a serviceable "4m+ RIB" for 2400. Which I still maintain is a bit of an ask. Specially if he's in S Yorks and 75% of the stuff he's going to want to look at is on the south coast.
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You said look at your site below. I don't see the 6m 2004 rib etc on there. That was my point. Not having a go.

But I see your point; at a shade over 4k that valiant is prolly a decent punt. But it's losing air and the braked trailer doesn't have any brakes. So if you have the time and the skill and the money to put that right then it's a (potential) good deal. If you've got 5k to put a boat in the water and you live 250 mile from the seller then it looks like a bit more of a stretch.

But this thread isn't about whether I bought the wrong boat for 5k, it's about whether the OP can get a serviceable "4m+ RIB" for 2400. Which I still maintain is a bit of an ask. Specially if he's in S Yorks and 75% of the stuff he's going to want to look at is on the south coast.
Well made points. I'm not questioning if you bought incorrectly. Far from it. I found the 6m one though, see below

Point is they are out there on any budget. You've done it the best way though in terms of having the option of replacing the motor at a later date if required. The main thing is to get the right boat, especially if the budget is tight.

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5k sounds ok. Sorry for misinterpreting the story here.
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Indeed. I got a late 90s Ribcraft 4.8 with engine and trailer last week for 2k

Look and you shall find!!
Bugger! I missed that one. Good buy

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