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Old 27 April 2013, 16:32   #41
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The answer is surely DM.

Oh, you said oldest RIB not RIBber!
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Old 27 April 2013, 16:35   #42
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Old 27 April 2013, 16:38   #43
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1991 Ribtec all origional except the tubes.
engine is the same 1991 mariner. :-)
so is the trailer
23 years ;-)
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Old 28 April 2013, 10:33   #44
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I have an early 5m,Tornado which features the simple logo of a round circle with a 'T' inside not sure of its exact age it has had new life lines put on but still on original PVC tubes and holding up well. A friend of mine thinks he knows one of the original staff at Tornado so I might get a better date soon. :-)

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I had one of those up to 2010, mine was '85 5.3m and one of the earlier Tornados as it didn't have any stringers or bulkheads in the hull so I'd guess yours is about the same year. It had new tubes and a lot of GRP work to the hull making it nearly as good as new.

A great sea-keeping boat, only my zap-cat could out turn it and went like the proverbial with a Yamaha 90. Bought by two commercial divers so working harder than ever now.
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Old 28 April 2013, 11:05   #45
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RI 28, purchased 1976. One careful owner. Still in service.
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Old 28 April 2013, 11:20   #46
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RI 28, purchased 1976. One careful owner. Still in service.
That's impressive. Has the helm got a raised area there for the feet? It looks like the feet are on a platform.

What make is it?
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Old 28 April 2013, 12:02   #47
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That's impressive. Has the helm got a raised area there for the feet? It looks like the feet are on a platform.

What make is it?
I honestly can't remember there being a platform behind the console. I've not driven it for about 5 years now. Last I saw her she had been fitted with 2 x 200 optimax but otherwise unchanged but for the sponsons.

I don't know who the builder was but I do know it was made in England.
I saw another RI28 very similar for sale about 8 years ago in Invergordon but she was in a sorry state. The owner had replaced the sponsons with blue polythene barrels but console and hull was the same.
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Old 28 April 2013, 15:03   #48
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That sounds like fun!
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Old 28 April 2013, 15:41   #49
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Hi thanks this is my first rib so we are just getting to know each other it only has the yam50 on it but it goes well its got a couple of bits that wants doing but other than that its in really good condition.Im just trying to find out if there is a service kit for the valves as one of them has a slight leak.We are only using it for a family rib to tow some toys and have some fun :-)

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I had one of those up to 2010, mine was '85 5.3m and one of the earlier Tornados as it didn't have any stringers or bulkheads in the hull so I'd guess yours is about the same year. It had new tubes and a lot of GRP work to the hull making it nearly as good as new.

A great sea-keeping boat, only my zap-cat could out turn it and went like the proverbial with a Yamaha 90. Bought by two commercial divers so working harder than ever now.
Hi thanks this is my first rib so we are just getting to know each other it only has the yam50 on it but it goes well its got a couple of bits that wants doing but other than that its in really good condition.Im just trying to find out if there is a service kit for the valves as one of them has a slight leak.We are only using it for a family rib to tow some toys and have some fun :-)

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