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Old 25 August 2016, 10:32   #1
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re power tornado 5mtr

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.

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Old 25 August 2016, 12:01   #2
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weight wise they are pretty light and everything I've read is good
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Old 25 August 2016, 13:39   #3
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The 80 hp is 50 kg more than the 70 hp at 119 kg and 6995 at Ron hale marine for the 70 hp about 700 difference between the two 170 kg for the 80 hp

I had a 60 hp big foot on a quicksilver 500 cabin boat brilliant engine very fuel efficient
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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,
I run an Etec 90 on my 5.4 and she goes superbly .. used to have the previous owners Yam 75 on it .. but felt it could do with a few extra gg's... The 5.4 hull is absolutely superb IMHO for its length .. all my previous RIBS were longer .. but this hull is surprisingly good for its length .. just needs the 90 to give you all the options. I Chose the Etec for its light weight .. I would think carefully about any other options that are heavier, though.
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Old 25 August 2016, 15:17   #5
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Thank you for all the comments.

Does anybody actually run one of these new Yam 70hp FS on a RIB?

I am a little bit shy of going significantly heavier than my little merc at 109Kg as with a 5mtr RIB its easy to get it ass heavy.

What's DIY servicing like on the yam?

Which etec dealer would people suggest?

Thank you

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Thank you for all the comments.

Does anybody actually run one of these new Yam 70hp FS on a RIB?

I am a little bit shy of going significantly heavier than my little merc at 109Kg as with a 5mtr RIB its easy to get it ass heavy.

What's DIY servicing like on the yam?

Which etec dealer would people suggest?

Thank you

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What is boats length exactly .. is it 5m dead ?
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Old 25 August 2016, 16:27   #7
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Its 5mtr dead length and also light ish compared to some other makes I think.

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Old 25 August 2016, 16:48   #8
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My 70 yam is on our zodiac 500 and it's great. Had a 60 Mariner previously and the 70 certainly has a better torque and we hit 40mph. It is also so much quieter than the 60. Highly recommend it. Very good on fuel as well and the freshwater flush hose is a clever device.
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Old 26 August 2016, 13:03   #10
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Hi red fox. Thank you for the conformation that the f 70 is great. Where did you buy yours? Thank you dave
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