Greetings, one and all, from a new member and owner of a venerable Tornado 5.1, recently acquired in near derelict condition.
I had hoped to keep the old girl active for the rest of this summer but, sadly, one of the port side tube seams developed a grin like Julia Roberts.
I contacted all the replacers I could find on the net and in publications and most quotes were within a few quid of each other - with the exception of Olmec Tubing (www.olmectubing.co.uk
) who were substantially cheaper. Accordingly, I towed the old hooker down to Dartmouth last Friday evening and met the boss Ed Carter - who lives in Dartmouth - in a car park and handed the beast over! A number of these early p/u tubed Tornados have come his way and he has cutting templates for most models. The new tubes will be in hypalon of a fetching shade of blue, which should go well with the orange hull.
The promised turnaround is pretty quick and I shall report on the finished job ASAP.