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Estaban 13 July 2012 14:09

About to buy police RIB!
Hey guys I am about to bid in a police rib, but want advice on price. Too good to be true or waste of time, pls let me know. This will be my first rib so need help! The auction price is starting at $5000 CAD or 3200. What do you think?

Can see pics here


Here are the details.

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat, Outboards and Trailer

1*Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat
- Make: All-Weather
- Model: Hornet
- HIN: QDJ00002M95H545
- Year: 1995
- Dimensions (approximately): 17'*- 7"*L
- Hour meter indicates 90.9 hours, however cannot verify total hours
- Includes Danforth compass, Wide 128*Humminbird high performance fishfinder, Horizon Eclipse & standard radio, Electric bilge pump
- Condition: Client department has*indicated that the*hull needs resealing.

1 Outboard Motor
- Make: Johnson r
- Model: J115PXSRC
- SN:*05064335
- Year: 01/2004
- 115*HP
- Spare propellor
- Condition: There is*compression in*the motor.

1 Outboard Motor
- Make: Evinrude
- Model: E15RERE
- SN:*G03632347
- 15*HP
- Condition: Blades are*slightly dented.

1 Trailer
- Make: Road Runner
- VIN: 2RAB23418310000374
- Year: 2003
- Registered GVW: 1273 Kg
- Tires: Goodyear ST205/75R14

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat, Outboards and Trailer

xs 400 13 July 2012 17:23


Estaban 13 July 2012 17:45

Thanks XS appreciate it. Any advice on what to look for when checking it out?

Doug Stormforce 13 July 2012 17:54


Originally Posted by xs 400 (Post 475397)

  • Boat has poor sea keeping ability
  • It is 17 yrs old
  • Engine hrs can't be verified despite only 1 owner as it has clearly done more than the 5 hrs per yr they are claiming
  • Prop is damaged
  • electronics are dated
  • hull needs re sealing

Pikey Dave 13 July 2012 23:47

Where are you intending to use it & for what? As Doug says, "poor sea keeping" judging by the shallow hull. If you're just going to use in on lakes & rivers, that probably won't be a problem, if you're intending taking it out to sea, I'd keep looking. The whole thing looks like a shed & needs reworking/re-fitting. I'd be dubious about the engine hours looking at the skeg. If you fancy a project for calm/sheltered water give it a go, if not, walk on.

Estaban 16 July 2012 00:54

Thx guys, what Would this hull be worth new? Or your best guess for the entire setup new?


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