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Old 19 August 2020, 15:25   #1
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New member - help me identify my boat!

Hi, new here!

Just bought myself a little rib as a bit of fun but also to tidy up a little and make into a usable little boat. Past couple of boats have been a 21ft bayliner cuddy and a 17ft picton speedboat.

New to rib ownership but not to ribs, I did my apprenticeship with Scorpion but have moved on through small boat manufacturers and am now a marine engineer on larger motor yachts.

The boat was advertised as a 4.3m Tornado - Iím not convinced! Havenít had chance to look for the ID plate or measure the boat yet but I think itís more in the 4.8m range. Itís also really quite narrow and tapers a lot towards the bow, I canít find any tornados that look the same.
Itís got a very good condition Mariner 50hp 3cyl which runs spot on and actually pushes it along a lot more briskly than expected!

First things to add are some safety kit, a small chart plotter, Samson post, all round white and a rear bench seat and reupholster the helm seat. Then itís a case of tidying tubes etc. - and making it look a little better - itís never going to be the prettiest thing but I want something thatís functional and will get used.
I paid rather little money for it and it came on a nice trailer as well - although itís actually going to live on a mooring so it gets more use!

So... anyone got any ideas as to what it is?!
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Old 19 August 2020, 15:27   #2
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Well that hasnít worked, forum wonít let me upload a decent sized photo!!
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Old 20 August 2020, 02:31   #3
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Tubes, rubbing strake, lifelines and "A" frame look Humber like to me?
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