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Old 07 May 2009, 11:01   #1
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Tornado is this a good BUY ?

I am homing in a my buying my first RIB, please let me know if this is value for money -

Tornado 5.8 (1994) Re tubed in 2006 in dark blue. It is fitted with three jockey seats of which the third seat is a double. She was antifouled in 2008.



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Honda 130hp engine with dampened 'no feed back' remote steering which was last serviced in 2008. 2 x 12v batteries.

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Ritchie compass, Garmin GPS, Lowrance echosounder and digital selective call VHF radio.

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Navigation lights, radar reflector, horn, fire extinguisher, a selection of flares and automatic bilge pump.

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Fisherman's anchor and warps. 6000 cash

DOES THE FACT THE HULL IS A 94 MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE
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Old 07 May 2009, 11:15   #2
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What age is the engine?
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Old 07 May 2009, 11:58   #3
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The Engine he says is 2003/2004
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Old 07 May 2009, 12:06   #4
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Depends how the hull has been looked after!
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Old 07 May 2009, 12:48   #5
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go for it
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Old 07 May 2009, 13:09   #6
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Who retubed it and how many hours has the engine done?
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Old 07 May 2009, 13:37   #7
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I will only now this when I see it, It was apperntly done professionally but regards engine hours I have yet to find out. I am bit worried about its top end speed more than anything 30 knts max - Mollers reckons its more to do with the weight of the Honda lump than anything else.

I was expecting 130 hores to gallop a little quicker than that !!!
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I was expecting 130 hores to gallop a little quicker than that !!!
Wow, what a mental picture that's just conjured

Don't listen to Mollers, he's Cornish.

As a reference I've just sold a 95, 5.5 Rib package for 6K, admitedly in excellent conditon though.

30 kts does seem slow for a 130, I have a 5.8 with an 94 Yam 90 that will do that, as Baldylocks (Mollers) says though those Honda's are V.heavy.
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We recently sold a similar boat, same make and same HP engine, for similar money. So 6k is there or there abouts.

The speed is an issue though, I was out today in a 6m Ocean with a 90HP Honda and we did 28kn.
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Thanks Malthouse you confirm my fear right boat- All my budget - WRONG ENGINE !
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