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Old 10 December 2005, 14:37   #1
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Helensburgh
Boat name: Wee Rosie
Make: Avon
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Advice for a new ribber

I've bought an old rib (Tornado 4.5 circa 1992) to use for fishing & cruising.At the moment it is in bits with a split seam. Engine yam 55. I am new to sailing & using this as a learning project. Can anyone give tips for replacing valves & repairing seam etc....any advice welcome thx

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Old 11 December 2005, 05:48   #2
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Originally Posted by steve on wheels
I've bought an old rib (Tornado 4.5 circa 1992) Engine yam 55. I am new to sailing & using this as a learning project. ....any advice welcome thx
Never actually sailed a Tornado with a Yam 55. Should be interesting. Good luck.

Welcome to RIBnet by the way...

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Old 11 December 2005, 06:05   #3
Country: UK - Wales
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Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
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welcome, you can get some good advice on here there are three tubers on here who are usually quite helpful.

Valves are relatively easy to replace but be careful not to drop the inside bit in the toob.

The toob must be scrupulously clean and it's going to be too cold to stick anything at the moment. so do it in you garage which you could heat ar find a warm indoor place.

post some pics of the Damage and that will help.

To those who have been around RIBS for some time It's quite Ironic that a Tornado has split toobs. Don't read anything into that at all they are good well made boats
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