Buying an older tinnie

 How many people would buy a 20 year old tinnie between 4-5m? Some research has shown ali boats only last 30 to 40 years? Might buy an early 2000,s model trail craft to go out squidding and take the boys knee boarding 

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Sure would if it met a few

Thu, 2021-04-01 13:38

Sure would if it met a few minimum requirements that I always look for, being overall structural condition and electrolysis, if you can access the underfloor I would be pulling it up, older boats can be a real bitch to weld up if you get stuck with a lemon.

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I would have no problems.All

Thu, 2021-04-01 14:13

I would have no problems.

All depends on how it has been treated. 


Trusting it was washed down and there are no fatigue points, there is no reason as to why it shouldnt outlast religion





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 pin holes and fatique point

Thu, 2021-04-01 14:37

 pin holes and fatique point be the issues to look for 

a neighbour has a tinnie been sitting under a tree for more than 20 yrs - never moved wanted to sell it - it was full of pin holes 


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 Just looked at one at a

Fri, 2021-04-02 20:36

 Just looked at one at a dealership and counted 7 spot welds below the waterline...salesperson wasn't overly keen to talk about them