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Old 20 August 2018, 17:42   #1
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Hi

Thanks for adding me. Been ribbing in Northern Ireland for 28 years, had a Redbay 6.1m whichbi sold as sailing g took over. Now bought a Tornado 5.3m ‘project’ which requires some gel coat repairs and retubed! Looking forward to sharing my journey and asking loads of tips! Thanks, Michael
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Old 20 August 2018, 18:42   #2
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Thanks for adding me. Been ribbing in Northern Ireland for 28 years, had a Redbay 6.1m whichbi sold as sailing g took over. Now bought a Tornado 5.3m ‘project’ which requires some gel coat repairs and retubed! Looking forward to sharing my journey and asking loads of tips! Thanks, Michael
Good to have another member from Northern Ireland! Get some photos up when you can.
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Old 21 August 2018, 16:47   #3
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Thanks, good to see some folk from the Emerald Isle! Will get some pics up. Need to do from PC by looks of it. These sites don’t like mobiles!
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Ready for a shock... Worse than it looks I promise. I’ll have the tubes off on Thursday, then the work begins!Click image for larger version

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Ready for a shock... Worse than it looks I promise. I’ll have the tubes off on Thursday, then the work begins!Attachment 126485
Whoa...
That right there is a hell of a 'before' picture! Can't wait to see her when she's finished.
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Ha ha. That’s what I thought when I saw it. Having used Tornados for 28 years and seen one retubed a few years back I know it’ll be worth it (I hope...)!
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Who is retubing her? I've heard good things about Atlantic Composites in Bunbeg, Donegal.
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Haven’t decided. Have had Stacey thoughts of doing myself
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Progress this morning... Now to start sanding, glass fibre repairs then respray gelcoat..... Click image for larger version

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good luck with the project, my searider was in a similar state when I bought it but it polished up good in the end
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Old 26 August 2018, 13:36   #13
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Attachment 126562 Hole cut and I’d easily say a few hundred leotards came out. Now to let it breathe!
Been there a while judging by the colour
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...I’d easily say a few hundred leotards came out.

You must have thought, “ya dancer”. I’m looking forward to your sequins of progress reports!
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I’d be pretty confident of that! Looked like something running out of a peat bog. Thankfully the transom ply was very dry as I drilled through it!
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Leotards? Lol Litres!!
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