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Old 08 July 2011, 08:14   #1
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Inflating a Tornado question

Looking at buying a second hand boat from another local dive club. It's a 5.1m Tornado with a 90hp 3 cyl 2 stroke Yam on the back.

When we had a shuftie at it, the tubes were flat as it's been sat for a year. Stuck a hose into a valve and inflated it. As it was being pumped up, the whole boat inflated, not just the chamber with the pump attached.

Is this normal or are the chamber baffles toast?
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The baffles will be toast... it seems to happen quite a lot on the old Tornados and PVC tubes when they are nearing the end of their service life or have reached it!!
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Old 08 July 2011, 08:23   #3
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Hmmmm. I *think* it has Hypalon tubes. Looks a much tougher material than PVC tubes.
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exactly the boat i have and issue I had, new tubes fixed it
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How much to retube a 5.0m rib?
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How much to retube a 5.0m rib?
This should give you some idea:

AboarD Boats & Yachts Market - Retubing service for ALL Makes of Rib

Although obviously worth discussing with Ribraff, Paul Tiley, and Henshaws if you are serious...
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2.5-3k for a retube
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yep about 3K my 3.53 cost 3300 ish with all the extras.
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I thought Tornados had PU tubes not PVC. Or did they used to use PVC?
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My Tornado does this too .. tubes are nearly shot from my experience
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