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Old 26 April 2011, 03:13   #11
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This boat is on eBay........what do you recon...good buy bad buy
Tornado 4.5m sports rib. Complete package which includes:-

Snipe breakback rollercoaster trailer complete with lightboard

Mercury 60Hp 2 stroke (new in 2004) full service history with electric tilt and trim, Tohatsu 3.5Hp auxillary new in 2007

Flares, first aid kit, anchors, chain and ropes, fenders, oars, boat hook, full cover, 2 gas inflator life jackets.

2 x 25l fuel tanks

Stainless A-frame which folds down when towing / storage. Nav lights and radio aerial are on the A-frame

Hitch lock and wheelclamp

Garmin 451S colour chart plotter / fish finder / sonar (new in 2009)

Icom IC-M411 radio with DSC etc (new in 2009)

This boat has a custom built bench seat which can easily be removed. Also removable back rest for the seat (which we never use). There is a single jockey seat and room for several people on the tubes. We have comfortably taken 6 people out. She will reach a top speed of approximately 30k and is extremely easy to tow, launch, recover and handle on the water. She was last serviced at the end of 2009 which included a new impeller to the main engine. Has been in the water this year to check everything is in working order. Tubes were renewed in approx 2006 (hypalon). This boat is a fantastic fun boat and would make an ideal starter package. Any questions please email me. Deposit via paypal of 500 at end of auction, the balance to be cash on collection.


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Old 26 April 2011, 03:30   #12
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Tornado 4.5 is a good boat, but I think you'll find it small. We run one in our rescue fleet and there is no way I'd allow it to carry six people except in calm conditions and for a short ferry ride! (It WILL do it - but comfortably? Nah....). Crews consider it the "runt of the litter" compared with the other hulls which are all 5m and handle so much better in the chop....

No mention of price I could see? How old is the hull?

Would strongly recommend at least 5m for what you seem to want. Anything up to 6m is pretty easy to tow and launch, so why settle for 4.5?

If it were me, I'd keep looking!

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Old 26 April 2011, 03:49   #13
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Avon 620 worth considering.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/r...hp-2ltr-TMS078

Seems ok but I'd rather a 4 stroke with 10k to spend

Google a company called south west rib centre or southern cross yachts - speak with Rob or Tom and tell them what you want. They have a good selection of new and used packages. They will sort you out or advise further

Tell them Peter from the yard put you in touch with them.

Peter ~ askboatsandoutboards4sale@sky.com ~ 07930 421007
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Old 26 April 2011, 03:52   #14
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10K will get you a good S/H RC5.8, may even get you mine
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Old 26 April 2011, 04:56   #15
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Tornado 4.5 is a good boat, but I think you'll find it small. We run one in our rescue fleet and there is no way I'd allow it to carry six people except in calm conditions and for a short ferry ride! (It WILL do it - but comfortably? Nah....). Crews consider it the "runt of the litter" compared with the other hulls which are all 5m and handle so much better in the chop....

No mention of price I could see? How old is the hull?

Would strongly recommend at least 5m for what you seem to want. Anything up to 6m is pretty easy to tow and launch, so why settle for 4.5?

If it were me, I'd keep looking!

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yer your right just scared of spending all my money and losing out....thanks for your advice....
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Old 26 April 2011, 04:59   #16
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Avon 620 worth considering.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/r...hp-2ltr-TMS078

Seems ok but I'd rather a 4 stroke with 10k to spend

Google a company called south west rib centre or southern cross yachts - speak with Rob or Tom and tell them what you want. They have a good selection of new and used packages. They will sort you out or advise further

Tell them Peter from the yard put you in touch with them.

Peter ~ askboatsandoutboards4sale@sky.com ~ 07930 421007
That look a good one I like it......is that about what its worth.....are they any good..?
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Old 26 April 2011, 05:08   #17
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That look a good one I like it......is that about what its worth.....are they any good..?
I just remembered I have been trying to contact these people for over a week and no answer so I give up
Total Marine Services
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it just rings out...?
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Old 26 April 2011, 05:23   #18
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How about this

its on ebay...120716429529
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Old 26 April 2011, 12:33   #19
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its on ebay...120716429529
The Delta has ended.

You really need a seat per person-ie, if you're carrying 4 regularly, you need a minimum of 2 double jockey seats.

Yes, you can change layouts, but check how much it'll cost before buying something that's not ideal as the cost of refit may shock you.

<edit> What's your budget? You say 10k here, but your other want ad says 5k.
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Old 26 April 2011, 12:46   #20
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The Delta has ended.

You really need a seat per person-ie, if you're carrying 4 regularly, you need a minimum of 2 double jockey seats.

Yes, you can change layouts, but check how much it'll cost before buying something that's not ideal as the cost of refit may shock you.

<edit> What's your budget? You say 10k here, but your other want ad says 5k.
10000 but I think i am expecting to much....so I am thinking as a new RIB owner well not yet, I think a safe option could be 5000 or am I talking crap
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