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Old 06 June 2006, 17:59   #31
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Looks pretty good but more than I want to spend at present .
What they ask and what thet get is rarely the samething.
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Old 06 June 2006, 18:06   #32
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What they ask and what thet get is rarely the samething.
I agree but something advertised for over 9500 is unlikely to go for less than 9000 surely . I don't know boat prices that well and its all a bit confusing at present with age and value etc .
If its more local then Iam prepared to go look and make a silly offer.
Thanks for all the help though its really apreciated , I would have bought that Avon "searider" and never known the difference till it was too late .

I wouldn't mind a decent boat without the engine to tidy up and then get a newish engine .
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Old 06 June 2006, 18:24   #33
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I agree but something advertised for over 9500 is unlikely to go for less than 9000 surely . I don't know boat prices that well and its all a bit confusing at present with age and value etc .
If its more local then Iam prepared to go look and make a silly offer.
Thanks for all the help though its really apreciated , I would have bought that Avon "searider" and never known the difference till it was too late .

I wouldn't mind a decent boat without the engine to tidy up and then get a newish engine .
I'll pm you and let you know what mine was advertised for and what I paid for it. If you buy right you'll rarely loose money on a boat. Putting new engines on an old boat is a good way of loosing money. Try to buy the right boat in the first place.
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Old 07 June 2006, 03:08   #34
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Totally agree

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What they ask and what thet get is rarely the samething.
I managed to get the guy down 20% from his advertised price.

Handy hint number: 27

Drop the guy a mail from a random hotmail account with a completely rude offer. And you might be shocked.

Then just mail back saying “the wife went berserk etc” then pop along with the cash and work down from your “rude offer”
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Old 07 June 2006, 03:15   #35
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For loose read lose. Rioja affected spelling there.
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Old 07 June 2006, 03:20   #36
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The Searider's not a Searider - it's an Avon D4.65 Diveboat.
Pretty sure this is a review of the Avon, whats disappointing is they tried to load 5 divers + cox + kit into a 4.7m boat and wondered why it wouldn't plane with 50 hp with the heavy kit and fat divers I think the litle Avon would be a much nicer boat.

http://www.divernet.com/boats/hond1197.htm
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Old 08 June 2006, 15:36   #37
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Review states '4.7 Searider' - different boat to the one Ian had spotted on B&O.

Ian - presumably you've had a look at this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TORNADO-RIB_W0...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 08 June 2006, 17:03   #38
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Cheers Brad
Looks ok that , watching it . Its the sort of size I want with the right seating layout Is 50hp enough on a 4.7.
Iam checking ebay most evenings but to find the boats I have to actually put in a specific make and tornado wasn't one I had been searching for .
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Old 08 June 2006, 17:14   #39
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50hp will be fine, especially if it's just you three on board. Ive skiied behind a 5.2 Narwhal with 4 on board, powered by a 50 Yam and it flew along. If you intend bringing a few 'guests' on board with heavy kit, then you may struggle a bit to get on the plane, as the hull looks a deepish vee from the photos.

I must admit, I don't know too much about the smaller Tornados, but in a 4.7 hull length, you're not going to be looking at a lot of boat weight.

Maybe someone else on this forum has experience of the 4.7 Tornado?
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Old 08 June 2006, 17:26   #40
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'Ray' there's a 98' Ribcraft 545 in the West Briton with an Evinrude 90 FICHT on it for £10k. That's way too much money, but a cracking boat. I'm afraid that with a 50hp you're gonna struggle to keep up with the bigger boats unless running at full chat which'll burn more fuel than a bigger engine coasting. If it could be bought for the right money it would meet your needs perfectly for years. Rather than chopping and changing.
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