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Old 10 August 2010, 05:36   #1
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Bit saggy in her old age

Currently using a 5.3 Tornado and her tubes are very tired, but I quite like the hull on this little thing, so was thinking about a retube, who's the current favourite for the job, Henshaws ? And what sort of 'age is it, and how much would it add to the boat value roughly do you think , for what the retube would cost ?
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Old 10 August 2010, 06:05   #2
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I'm sure Henshaws or Paul Tilley would be happy to quote for that. But if I was retubing a tornado I'd also give consideration to Barnet Marine (who used to supply tornados) http://www.ribs.co.uk/page/retubing they would do it in PU (as per the orginal) rather than hypalon - but their prices are on the web.
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Retube

Paul tilley has done several tubes for me and has always been superb
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Tube on its own would be something like 1800-2000, creeping up to around 2500 fitted I think. That's assuming prices haven't gone up that much in the last 5 years or so, which let's face it is unlikely!
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I am just having my Tornado 5.1 re-tubed and will pick her up tomorrow, Ill post pics for you before and after once i get her back.

The work is being done by Ed at www.ribtube.co.uk
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'Er indoors there's tubes are getting a bit saggy too - wouldn't mind getting her re-tubed too!!

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I am just having my Tornado 5.1 re-tubed and will pick her up tomorrow, Ill post pics for you before and after once i get her back.

The work is being done by Ed at www.ribtube.co.uk
Be nice to see that
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Delay in getting her back should be tomorrow, here are the before....
seams were shot...
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I'd also give consideration to Barnet Marine (who used to supply tornados) http://www.ribs.co.uk/page/retubing they would do it in PU (as per the orginal) rather than hypalon
Thats good to know I didnt know PU was the original

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and after.
on water shots will follow when its not so dark

I'm very pleased with the tubes, i love the matt black finish (pressure relief valves fitted).
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