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Old 24 April 2006, 15:39   #1
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Country: UK - England
Town: iow
Boat name: kaykan
Make: tornado 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Evinrude 115 HO
MMSI: 235091895
Join Date: Apr 2006
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buying a rib

hi to all
not a stranger to water but new to ribs, have got my eye on a 5.8 tornado with 90 hp yamaha both about 92/93 any views about boats good or bad points would be helpfull and things to look out for

thanks adrian

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Old 24 April 2006, 15:50   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset
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Yamaha 90Hp 2stroke spot on, arguably the best of the carb'd two strokes in all respects from performance and reliablility to resale.

I ve spent abit of time driving a 5.1m with a 60 Yammie and it handled very well, felt alot bigger than 5m, and was a nice balenced boat.
Tornado's are good sea going rib allthough you need to watch out for the tubes which are PU as opposed to Hypalon, more difficult to repair and I have heard of several instances of the seam going with the solution being a retube £££, best wait for one of the tube guys to comment as i don't know the exact details other than vague experience with a club boat.
The RYA choose the 5.1m usually with a Yamaha 4stoke for their rescue boat fleet.
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