New Rib/introduction/advice majiggy
Hi all! New to the forums and have just bought my first RIB, not a new one but got to start somewhere ey?
Well, I now own a 5.3m Tornado with a 75hp 2 stroke mariner! Arrived today from another member of the forums and am very happy with it so far, don't think I'll get the chance to use I this season sadly but that means more time to work on the small things!
Got a few pictures below and some questions to go with them, plan to use this thread as sort of an update thread as I do the odd jobs to make her look prettier 😊
So first question is... why are these pictures uploading sideways!?
Jokes aside first question is on the pictures below you can see that on the starboard tube the seat/grip pads are missing, now I have the pads and I have adhesive but any advice on how to apply them?
Second question *drum roll*... looking at the picture of the console you can probably see its looking a little worse for wear, is there a certain type of paint or method of going about repainting the console?
Third question... the floor in the rib is alright condition but very dirty, any advice on cleaning this?
Fourth question... the tubes look like they are in good condition but need a clean, have a cleaner but don't know if it's just a rub on the tubes and wipe it off job or what? Will get a picture of the cleaner tomorow.
Now your necks probably ache from looking at these lovely sideways pictures! Any advice on doing anything to the boat would be greatly appreciated as I am a newbie to owning one of these (have ribbed a lot as safety and using other kinds of boats) so have a rather limited knowledge on them at the moment!