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Old 01 July 2003, 03:30   #51
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I understand that you can't rule out structural damage without grinding up the deck but would he really have sent me away if it is structural?
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Old 01 July 2003, 05:42   #54
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Ok then - what would you do?

The boat has been inspected by the sales director of Barnet Marine who is also a director of Tornado Boats Ltd (Manufacturer of the boat). He said it was not structural and offered to make good the transom at any time - suggesting end of season when boat not in use. I have a letter to that effect.
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What would you do

Hi Daniel

I would do as your doing now. Wait till end of season and let them put in right. They should know what their talking about and tornado do make good boats so trust them a bit.

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Jeez....

You said air bubbles can be seen coming out. This will happen as the boat warms up. If there is water at the transom, which there must be for you to be able to see the bubbles, when the hull cools down (evening time), the water will be drawn into the hull. If this is left unchecked, you will end up with a hull full of water and a boggin' plywood deck.

Now you decide what to do.

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Old 01 July 2003, 09:15   #57
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Barnet Marine sales

In Barnet/Tornado's defence, the salesman (Laurence Lock) has been building and selling ribs since the early 80's. I've seen him out in some heavy sea off lulworth in his own rib (7m tornado) a few weeks back and discussed rib layouts suitable for diving with him extensively before we bought our boat, I think he knows his stuff. He is also very good at making sure he looks after his customers.

I have no way of knowing how deep the problems with Daniels rib go, but as Daniel has said, he could send it back now for grinding and fixing, but it would take 2 weeks out of prime time ribbing. Given the Tornado / Barnet people have being doing ribs as long as most people on this forum (flame proof suit on) I have and would trust them to know what they're doing.

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As excellent as I'm sure a Tornado is, I would take full advantage of the fact that they are accepting liability, and have the boat repaired asap.

Surely you can afford to give up one weekend in return for having your boat repaired, the longer you leave it the worse it'll get. As JW says, who knows how much water it will take on, and what long term damage it will suffer from in years to come.
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