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Old 07-17-2016, 06:49 PM   #11
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Oh, and the one thing that has completely shocked me is the price of a decent tender! People pay $10k on up for these things? Unreal!!

I'm about to go look at a 15 year old RIB center console model for $4k and it appears to be a deal. lol I'm gonna have some trouble handing over $3500 for an inflatable old low powered, old tech boat.
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:02 PM   #12
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Get a sevylor at walmart for $100. :-)
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:55 PM   #13
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Oh, and the one thing that has completely shocked me is the price of a decent tender! People pay $10k on up for these things? Unreal!!

I'm about to go look at a 15 year old RIB center console model for $4k and it appears to be a deal. lol I'm gonna have some trouble handing over $3500 for an inflatable old low powered, old tech boat.
You can get a decent dinghy for WAY under 10K. Don't buy a 15 yr old inflatable. PVC breaks down in the sun. That is way beyond its duty cycle.

Look at Defender.com There are many out there for way less than what you're looking at. You should be able to get into a decent rib for $3-4K and a decent engine for around the same. Inflatable floors are less money.
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The bottom line depends on how much you are paying for the boat. I have a 2000 4600SCB and there is always something. Don't get me wrong, it is a very nice boat but it is a boat. If you put aside $3000 - $5000 per year you should be able to cover most expenses that come up. I just spent a lot having my dripless bearings on my shafts changed. My sanitation hoses needed replacing. My generator needed work last year. 500-600 hour service is costly. And my boat is in great shape. Well I also had new canvas made and re-carpeted the boat. In the 6 years I've owned the boat I spent about $25000 on stuff. Not including normal maintenance, (zincs, oil, shrink wrap, bottom paint etc.)
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:38 PM   #15
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Thanks for the defender.com link!

dbriceno,

This is about what I expected so this is good information to have. Hopefully we do a survey soon so I can see what is going, gone and what is fine.
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