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Old 03 June 2008, 07:51   #1
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5.2 m TORNADO RIB WITH MERCURY 200 HP -Ebay

I know I'd always be the first to say that Tornados always, by way of paying for great seakeeping- need a few more HP than most other boats of the same length but this looks insane!

I suspect there'd be very little freeboard at the transom and a little bother with insurance. It looks a bit suss pricewise as well as specwise.

Anyone know this boat or even better got the throttle open on it?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...E:B:SS:GB:1123

HI THIS IS MY RIB 5.2 METER WITH A 200 HP MERCURY WITH THE NEW ALIAN STYLE HOOD AND TRAY.

IT HAS HYDRAULIC STEERING.

POWER TRIM TILT.

RIB IS ON A ROLLER COASTER TRAILER.

THE PROP IS A STAINLESS LAZER 2.

IT HAS A BUILT IN FUEL TANK.

THERE A FEW MARKS ON THE UNDER SIDE BUT NOTHING A GOOD MOP WOULDNT SORT OUT.
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Old 03 June 2008, 08:03   #2
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looks nice, big lump on the back of it!! is it rated for 200?
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Old 03 June 2008, 08:45   #3
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just seen it on ebay, would have though this boat will be rated to some where near 115 at the most, the transom must be ready to snap off!
though i am looking for a new rib and this is prob what i want just not with such big fella on the back!
imagine the fuel cost's!
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I agree - I'd say a 5.2 Tornado would handle better with a 90-115Hp maximum. I'd want to see paperwork and history for this boat. Something doesn't quite add up?
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Old 25 September 2008, 08:37   #5
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Another Steroidal Set-up?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=270276689809

Avon searider 4.5 meter rib with 120hp engine!

Seariders always seem IMHO to slip though the water with less HP than similar sized boats - being narrow helps. This rig looks insane! I;ve seen a 4m searider with a 50 Mercury and it was a real handful.

Used as a dive boat? It would be near sinking with just that lump on the transom and I can't imagine the handling - if the transom didn't peel off first!

Anyone know this boat or experience of something as mismatched?
Have you seen anything bigger on a sub 5metre rib - did it work or even float?
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Old 25 September 2008, 09:16   #6
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Isn't that a 5.4?
Been on a few SR5.4s with 90 V4 Jonnyroods and they were ok. The 120 is the same basic motor as the 90, so transom weight alone shouldn't be an issue. The SR5.4 is only rated to 90hp though, so 120 may cause trouble with the insurers.
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Old 25 September 2008, 11:12   #7
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went to look at it as it's not far from me. Not very nice. And I'm looking for a old bargin rib too.
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Isn't that a 5.4?
Been on a few SR5.4s with 90 V4 Jonnyroods and they were ok. The 120 is the same basic motor as the 90, so transom weight alone shouldn't be an issue. The SR5.4 is only rated to 90hp though, so 120 may cause trouble with the insurers.
I don't know SR5.4s well enough to tell from the wide-angle pix posted but it'd be a relief if it was at least a 5.4! I still doubt that tough as they are it'd last and I agree you'd struggle to insure it. I've seen people insure higher than rated engines where the weight of the engine didn't exceed the manufacturer's plate but that was for maybe 10-15% more HP not +30%.
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That's seems a big old engine for a 5.4m

I would have thought it was seriously over engined
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