Originally Posted by andrew nolan
I carry about 4 people....and for about 5 hours at see....and yes I would love to pose with the posh foke but a good Rib would be better.......Please help before I buy a bag of rubbish >>>
4 people on board is going to mean at least 5.5 metres (no Avon Seariders then, unless you're very lucky and find a 6m cheap!)or it's going to be cramped and you'll need to be close to the max rated power for the hull to make it move well.
A good way of calculating your maximum fuel usage is 4 litres per hour per 10hp at full throttle-so for example that 135 ( (135/10)x4) on the Tornado will be using around 54 litres an hour at full throttle. It'll use a lot less at cruising speeds,and even less at cruising speeds if it's a 4 stroke or a new tech 2 stroke (Tohatsu TLDI, Merc/Mariner Optimax or Evinrude Etec)
That Tornado looks like it could be a nice boat. Not sure it's worth what he's asking though given what the engine is, and it's got unknown engine faults.
In any case, if you're spending £10k on a 2nd hand boat,research the pariculalr boat first, get a sea trial on it and get a survey on it. Nobody with nothing to hide will refuse to let you do either.
Oh, and as Gotchi says:-
Originally Posted by gotchiguy
Best advice...find something you like the look of, there are loads of places: B&O, boatshop24 etcetc. then post and ask if it looks ok or it's something to avoid. If it's a lemon, we'll tell you!
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