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Anybody know about speed boats?

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1Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Anybody know about speed boats? 5th August 2014, 6:42 pm

ROB_IOW

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Buying a boat .
No point in living this close to water and not owning a boat

Looking for a bowrider abot 17 - 22 ft

Got a max of £8000
Come on boat experts what should i look for?

Viewing the one below on thursday
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121401370054?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649
Also Seen this one and viewing it tomoz
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SPEEDBOAT-18ft-3-0-MERCRUISER-INBOARD-ENGINE-CHAPARRAL-1830-/281404602191?pt=UK_Power_Boats&hash=item418505774f

2Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 5th August 2014, 7:11 pm

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All I know is the R will seem cheap to one of these if you get any real problems. If I see my boat friend this week ill ask him for some info Rob.


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3Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 5th August 2014, 7:22 pm

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Never owned a speedboat as such but had 4 cabin cruisers in the past and like Pete said they are a big hole that needs filling with money if you have any troubles (which you will)

Check the hull for osmosis as it's cancer to a fg boat
If it's running an outboard then parts for these are unbelievably expensive so if I were you I would go for an inboard lump with z drive leg
If your in doubt with anything then pay someone who knows about boats to check it over, will be well worth that as you really don't want to buy something that has hidden troubles as it will cost you dearlly


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4Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 5th August 2014, 7:54 pm

ROB_IOW

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Just emailed a boat surveyor in cardiff .
Gonna see if the can inspect the bayliner for me

5Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 5th August 2014, 8:09 pm

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I know a little as my boss has a speedboat i have worked on it .... rebuilt the engine 5.7 chevvy ... rebuilt the leg ... the list goes on salt water absolutley destroys the engine ... best advice i could give you is if you fancy a boat hire one i garuntee that hiring one over the year would still be cheaper than buying one plus if it goes wrong its not your problem .... parts for boats are piss take prices honestly rob save yourself the ball ache mate i sure most would agree who have owned boats ...


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6Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 5th August 2014, 8:14 pm

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I'm afffraid no matter how man people say don't do it , will still buy one

LOL

Just one of them things i have to get out of my system

7Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 5th August 2014, 9:37 pm

scotty6860

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I had a speed boat 14ft was lovely but boat does stand for bust out another grand and you will went wrong more than the pulsar and payed 10 grand for the thing

8Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 5th August 2014, 9:39 pm

scotty6860

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And the Inboard ones cost more to get work done you will be better with a big out board  motor

9Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 5th August 2014, 9:58 pm

ROB_IOW

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Inboards look simple enough..
3.0 push rod 4 cylinder

10Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 5th August 2014, 10:19 pm

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Intakes are completely different to a car ... will you be mooring it or trailering it about ...


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11Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 5th August 2014, 11:30 pm

ROB_IOW

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I have a walk on mooring that is 2 mins walk from the new house

12Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 6th August 2014, 8:16 am

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i know a few people who have boats(not speedboats mind)but cant imagine there is a great deal of difference overall.
its like everything else really car,boat or plane if its maintained and cleaned regularly there should be no issues with it
my brother had a boat for years think he might still have one.he had it moored up for about 9 months of the year and over some of the winter it was on a trailer outside my parents house.slept in it once was i was too drunk to work out how to open the house door

13Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 6th August 2014, 8:24 am

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It will also have a trailer so can go on drive over winter. Can also go the boat yard for an inspection

14Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 6th August 2014, 10:56 am

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@nomad wrote:Intakes are completely different to a car ... will you be mooring it or trailering it about ...

yeah the engine is marinised as salt water pumps through manifold (heat exchanger)
slightly different setups on different lumps but same principal applies

I still say go for an inboard as like you say its an engine at end of the day and parts will be cheaper with regard to the engine
buy an outboard like mercury ect and every single component youll need to dig deep for...........scandalous prices

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15Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 11th August 2014, 10:10 pm

ROB_IOW

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Well i picked up my new toy yesterday..
I can just see it being another pulsar .... ( money pit ) not bothered tho Coz you only live once

It's a 1998 bowrider so can seat 7 people .
3.0 volvo inboard .
I'll get some pics up tomoz

16Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 11th August 2014, 10:16 pm

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Well people did warn you  Laughing .... yep chuck some pics up of the old girl rob  Wink  is it a diesel mate ?


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17Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 11th August 2014, 10:37 pm

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3.0 petrol. Old school with big carb

18Anybody know about speed boats? Empty Re: Anybody know about speed boats? 12th August 2014, 6:12 am

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Yeah photos please Bob and good luck with the new purchase


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