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Old 26 August 2016, 13:34   #11
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I got mine from Yampower in Glasgow. They are about 2hours from me but it was worth the journey. Their fitting and work is top notch.
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Old 26 August 2016, 16:51   #12
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Its 5mtr dead length and also light ish compared to some other makes I think.

dave
Aye.. 90 be a bit strong unless you have the will for it then .. I'd prefer 5m + for that .. which is what your profile says

No the hull is a good weight alright trust me .. lets have a pic .. whats on top ?
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Old 26 August 2016, 19:53   #13
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I got a premix burning 60 on the back of a 5m 450 kg 45 rig. Tops 30 knots.

Thing is that it's all relative. I had an SR4 with a 25. Was great and took me where I wanted to explore. Most on here bang on about how an SR4 should have a 50.....

As the guy with the 25 I would say b*ll*x. It's all down to your situation.
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Old 27 August 2016, 04:52   #14
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Hi All,

I am looking to repower my 5Mtr Tornado, currently with a merc 60, which while OK I thnk needs a bit more grunt and top end. Been looking at the new Yam 70 FS, only online and reading some favourable comments.

What do other RIBers think, in theory mine could take an old fashioned 90hp but that's clearly out of the question unless I want to buy 2nd hnd.

My 60 is both pretty loud at WOT and needs a bit more top end,

What do others run on these sized RIBs?

If I am to buy, new when is the best time to look for a deal and any suggestions where to source it? I am in the Bedford area so very central.

The small merc 60 is good as my Aux just fits clamped on to the transom next to it

Many thanks for your ideas.

Dave J
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I just noticed a Mariner 80hp efi 4 stroke with 170 hrs on it for sale on done deal in Ireland. He does not give an age for it but it is advertised for 3450 euro. It would work out cheap in your money. I have no vested interest in the engine
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Old 28 August 2016, 02:30   #15
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Aye.. 90 be a bit strong unless you have the will for it then .. I'd prefer 5m + for that .. which is what your profile says

No the hull is a good weight alright trust me .. lets have a pic .. whats on top ?
Hi. I will try and put a pic up. It's a tornado 5 m bought new in 98 and used for a bit of diving and general leisure use.

It's got s built in fuel tank of 60ltr, two seat modules and an A frame with some lights radar reflector and bits and pieces on.

I am presuming its lightish as its on an unbaked trailer, supplied by Barnet marine although I am thinking of getting it weighed. I think the suggestion of s four stroke 80 Merc would be heavier than I would like. The other consideration would be trying to remain able to fit my aux on the transom alongside without any bracket . Thank you all for the advice. Dave
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