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Old 14 May 2013, 15:41   #1
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Repowering my old Tornado 5.4

Currently powered by nice 2 stroke Yam 75 .. I've been considering sticking a 90 on her since I had the boat re toobed last year ..the old 703 control gear is a bit flappy, and my steering is old hat so Ive considered chucking the lot out, question is what for?

The engine hasnt missed a beat, I dont really use it much, but I'd prefer the peace of mind of an engine that I knew the full service history of, under my ownership.

The fuel tank would just be external on deck as its an old rib that I dont want to reconsole as well at the moment.

Any ideas gents .. any good deals on new engines ? .. how much is the Yam worth ?
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Evinrude e-tec 90 !!!!
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Old 15 May 2013, 15:28   #3
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Where's yer heid at mun? Get thon steering sorted an' away wid ye!

Cryin' off bi'in yer round at Easdale on account o' Poverty, an' now yer bi'in injuns.

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Where's yer heid at mun? Get thon steering sorted an' away wid ye!

Cryin' off bi'in yer round at Easdale on account o' Poverty, an' now yer bi'in injuns.

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O ya think think he jest didnae want tae party wae the boys
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Old 15 May 2013, 16:10   #5
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Where's yer heid at mun? Get thon steering sorted an' away wid ye!

Cryin' off bi'in yer round at Easdale on account o' Poverty, an' now yer bi'in injuns.

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Aye well I did say thinking .. cash flow goes down as well as up ye know .. speshully when you've two layabout teenagers

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O ya think think he jest didnae want tae party wae the boys
If someone sends over the Drambui boat for the Ardbeg trip .. I'll be on it

Now back to my problem ... How much is a nooo 90 ?


*edit that* Ive been Dommed into a real 90 all of a sudden except this ones with tea and buns in the middle east .. thats eberdeen to the rest of you
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If someone sends over the Drambui boat for the Ardbeg trip .. I'll be on it

Me too!!

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My initial reaction would be to tell you to rebuild the uammie 75 as they were about the best /most reliable outboards ever made.

However if new and shiny is what you want I'd have a good look at a Yammie f70 (I Hurts recomending a 4 stroke) but the one we have bought is stunning and extremely light weight lighter than you 75.

we have one on a 5 metre hull and with 2 of us on it (about a 250kg payload its showing us 37 knots AND SAYING PUT A BIGGER PROP ON ME! And the fuel consumption is tiny

The Etec is a very heavy engine to put on a lovely nippy hull IMHO I'd also look at a Suzi 90 I don't think they are any heavier than the etec.

I've got a feeling theres a card carrying RYA member with a Ribeye and an Etec thats just permanently crossed me off his Xmas card list.
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My initial reaction would be to tell you to rebuild the uammie 75 as they were about the best /most reliable outboards ever made.

However if new and shiny is what you want I'd have a good look at a Yammie f70 (I Hurts recomending a 4 stroke) but the one we have bought is stunning and extremely light weight lighter than you 75.

we have one on a 5 metre hull and with 2 of us on it (about a 250kg payload its showing us 37 knots AND SAYING PUT A BIGGER PROP ON ME! And the fuel consumption is tiny

The Etec is a very heavy engine to put on a lovely nippy hull IMHO I'd also look at a Suzi 90 I don't think they are any heavier than the etec.

I've got a feeling theres a card carrying RYA member with a Ribeye and an Etec thats just permanently crossed me off his Xmas card list.
Thanks mate ... I take your points

6 -7 years ago .. a 40K boat wasnt a problem, but with kids at Uni now .. plus recession .. I cant afford to splash like old times .. and when I picked up this wee Tornado .. I knew its tubes were shot, but I was desperate to keep on the water ( where's fooking Simon Bates when you need 'im ?)

And anyway bit by bit .. I got it retubed, and... its a wonderful wee bote and having cruised aplenty over the last 15 years in various other craft .. I just want it to be a solid wee boat to last me the next good few years without too much outlay, and to be 100% reliable for me to enjoy ..

I know the Yammie is a good tool but I just dont know what its been through ? so I thought .. hey I dont need to cruise the world no more .. maybe stick a fresh lump on it ... and it be good for another 10 .. without me having to worry about it

Its such a good hull it would easily take 90 .. cant find a plate, but I'd be certain it would take it ok ? Anyone any ideas ?
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Right this is now going to happen .. Suzi 90 or Yam Fourstroke .. and a 75AET will be for sale .. whats the verdict guys ?
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