RUFO is ready to go straight into the water for a summer of boating. Rebuilt substructure and deck with a lot of new parts in 2017 – The winter jobs yet to be undertaken; paintwork to
hull exterior and rebuild windscreen.
This boat is the perfect all-rounder – high sides and lots
of deck space for fishing and keeping the kids safe, shelter in the cuddy out of
the elements, deep v-hull for great sea handling and a big powerful 90hp outboard
for effortless planing at very low revs, easy towing and a top speed of 40
I bought this boat a couple of years ago and undertook a
full replacement of ALL the woodwork in the hull; replacing the stringers,
transom and deck with marine grade ply, all fully glassed in and painted with flow
coat throughout. Over engineered without being too heavy, this is a very solid
boat. I have photos of each stage of the build available on request.
I fitted a new fully adjustable captains swivel chair for
the driver and a purpose built passenger box seat that houses 2 brand new 25l
Yamaha fuel tanks. This puts the fuel weight midship and balances the boat
nicely against the weight of the driver.
The engine is incredible. These Yamaha 2 stokes are
absolutely bullet proof and very hard to get hold of these days – I’m half
tempted to put it in storage! I’ve had it 2 years and it came off an oil rig safety
boat which have to have their engines replaced every 8 years. So it’s been impeccably
serviced and has done very few hours. With the new steering and control box
this all works like new. The prop is like new.
The engine, controls and gauges are worth £3500 alone.
Remaining work required to complete the restoration:
There is an aluminium framed windscreen which I am yet to refit.
I have had the new Perspex panels made which are ready to be installed. All the
parts for this will be provided with the boat.
I have not started to paint the outside of the boat hull. So
aesthetically the exterior of the hull is poor. Flaking paint in some areas,
staining etc. on the waterline. This is the last job on the boat. She will look
cracking when finished
The cuddy cabin requires a lick of flow coat paint and some seat cushions.
Bought new in August
Complete deck and substructure replacement
Adjustable swivel captains seat
Yamaha throttle remotes, loom and gear cables.
Steering wheel and Teleflex cable
Fuel water separating filter
Battery & battery box
Bilge pump plumbed to a through-hull bilge outlet fitting
6 gang marine switch panel
New in August
2017 – Not yet fitted to boat
Yamaha digital Speed and Revs & Trim gauges & cables
Port, Starboard and Stern Navigation lights
I’m very happy to answer any questions you may have and can arrange viewings on request. The boat is in Bransgore, Hampshire.
Current Price: £4000.00
This 18ft Fast Fishing Cuddy Boat + 2008 90hp Yamaha 2 Stroke Outboard + Road Trailer boat is located in bournemouth, BH23 8EA and is being sold on eBay by rupededoop.