Rib Boat 5.6m Project For Sale – 300.00

Filed in for sale by on March 11, 2016


My son and I took this boat on as a project last year to do between us and hopefully end up with an excellent fun boat. we had planned to fit a new merc 115 4 stroke.This boat had been a local authority service boat for duties around the harbour but had been left in a storage warehouse for a number of years.We were told it had had new tubes fitted not long before it was laid up and this could be true since the tubes definitely looked newer than the boat and show no tears or holes but did look dirty and dusty from storage.We tested the tubes by blowing them up to full pressure and the pressure held consistently for weeks.The hull itself showed signs of damage (forklift rash among other things) and had several small repairs carried out to a poor standard (probably carried out whilst the boat was upright on a trailer). the damage was such that we thought we could not carry out the repairs properly without removing the tubes. (These have now been removed and wrapped up in a heavy cover for storage).The boat hull has now been fitted to a frame upside down so we could carry out the repairs properly.All repairs were carried out by a professional laminator (he has part of a team that laminated the tallest masts in the world for one of the worlds largest superyachts - so he knows laminate).Only West System Epoxy has been used to carry out the repairs to the hull ( at 5 times the price of normal ordinary resin ) but anyone who knows about repairing hulls will tell you all repairs should be done with "epoxy".The hull is now fully structurally repaired (all old repairs were completely cut out) and we were about to do a finishing coat on the hull either gel coat or international.The upper deck side and centre console of the boat are pretty good needing only minimum repairs and new plastic hatches etc. (this was to be stage two of our project) Due to other projects taking over (my son has now got a new house) the project must be passed on to someone else.we are selling the project on "as is", to include the separate hull and tubes and the stand we have made to hold the boat.I have also made a steel collapsible frame/trestle on castors to hold the boat the correct way up for its next stage of repair (this will be included if required). I suggest that you come to view the boat if you are further interested before bidding as I cannot accept returns since once the space has been freed up it will no longer be available. NOTE: the sale is primarily for the hull and separate tubes (which will need refitted to the boat) The picture of the boat on the hull is one of the first pictures we took just before we removed the tubes. Collection ONLY

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