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Old 23 February 2013, 10:57   #1
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450hp on 7.5M rib!

Came across this when just browsing BoatsandOutboards

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That's a lot of mojo on a 7.5M rib
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Old 23 February 2013, 11:29   #2
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Tornado Sports Dive Ribs for sale , Tornado 7.5 - Boats And Outboards

That's a lot of mojo on a 7.5M rib
That looks like a lot of boat and engine for the money?
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Old 23 February 2013, 12:16   #3
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That is a lot of engine performance for this boat, looking at Tornado who now do a 7.8- they appear to show the max power at 400hp and their 7.5 at 300hp.
A lot of engine power for the boat
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Old 23 February 2013, 13:57   #4
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ian saw that and was thinking how fast, any stress cracks ? no insurance will be valid
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Would have been fast with one engine then they could have afforded longer cables for the throttle controls
Must be fun having the back seat driver deciding what speed you drive at.
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Would have been fast with one engine then they could have afforded longer cables for the throttle controls
Must be fun having the back seat driver deciding what speed you drive at.
That must be ergonomically challenging I agree

I say 'challenging, because with a reach like that I don't fancy telling the fella who helms it its a daft set-up.....
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Can't help but get the feeling that with that much power on tap, I'd want the throttles somewhere I could find them in a hurry.

The lifeboat-next-door's setup with the throttles near the helm's right knee has always looked a bit odd to me, but having them under your left armpit is surely just plain weird. Unless you happen to like standing like a flamingo at the helm and operating them with the other foot.
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Am i being blind, or are the throttles on the left hand of the helm (kind of like the Y config of RNLI boats) although may be a little far back.
Although if the helms seat base drop into a sitting rather than bolster position maybe its in a better position than it currently looks.
Still looks to be a handful with all that power.
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i thought only cromptons have that much power
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Saw this one too. Confused me as got a 2002 8.5m Tornado with twin 130's. Hull plate shows max 260hp total which seems a bit low. Guess the engines were a lot heavier then, my thought was if ever had to replace engines would go for 150's, but back to the old insurance issues....
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