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Old 24 February 2011, 06:41   #1
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Advice needed please

Does this boat look like value for money?
http://www.apolloduck.co.uk/display.phtml?aid=182132

I'm looking for a rib to island-hop around the Scilly Isles. Apparently this one has seating for 4 - looks like it's in one long centre seat.
Is there anyone local to Glamorgan that knows the boat?

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Old 24 February 2011, 07:25   #2
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The engine is quite an elderly design and thirsty. I believe this range had a problem with the oil pump/autolube and it was quite common to disconnect and go with premix very solid engines if I recall correctly. big question for me is did the pump get replaced before or after it failed if it was after then how long did theengine run without lube

Tornado's are well made boats but the big weekness is toobs which aint hypalon if it's been retubed with Hypalon then thats a good point/ I think Downhill Dai lives in Glamorgan, he's quite nosey and been around boats a long time maybe he might have a loook for you.

if your'e hppy the engine has got some legs, the tubes. hull and the trailers are sound are in good nick it strikes me as cheap

If I was you however I'd be talking to Walruz cos his post and your looks like fate to me

Final Question!

Cos a preloved Avon 5.4 with a Yummie 90 2 stroke on your doorstep is certainly worth a sniff as it'a an excellent combination
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Old 24 February 2011, 07:40   #3
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I think Downhill Dai lives in Glamorgan
No I don't, you nob. You've been away from the heartland so long (a fortnight?), you've forgotten where the Counties are.

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... he's quite nosey and been around boats a long time maybe he might have a loook for you.
Right on all 3 counts.

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If I was you however I'd be talking to Walruz cos his post and your looks like fate to me.
I was about to suggest that.....
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Old 24 February 2011, 07:51   #4
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I knew that

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No I don't, you nob. You've been away from the heartland so long (a fortnight?), you've forgotten where the Counties are.

but I can't spell pemmbrucksyre
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Old 24 February 2011, 10:02   #6
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Thanks for the pointers. I've sent a message to Walruz - I wouldn't have spotted that without help
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