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Old 07 September 2015, 18:11   #1
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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!

Many thanks
Jack
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Old 07 September 2015, 18:13   #2
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Here are some more pictures, including the one if the floor that I completely forgot to add in the main post, excuse the wheel, it's a spare for the trailer!
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Old 07 September 2015, 18:31   #3
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Nice welcome aboard good sir. I'm a rib newb as well so can't help with advice but I expect the resident experts will be along shortly !
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Old 07 September 2015, 18:34   #4
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Nice welcome aboard good sir. I'm a rib newb as well so can't help with advice but I expect the resident experts will be along shortly !
Good to see there's other new peeps here too
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Old 07 September 2015, 18:46   #5
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Well Done; that boat was a bargin.

It started off here in sunny Margate... Came to me from the dive club that bought it from my mum and dad's neighbour !

Sorry to say don't think you'll clean the tubes up they are faded but have several years left in them. Previous owner to you did the seam tape and some patches I believe.
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Old 08 September 2015, 02:43   #6
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Take a look at ebay # 121747630237 pair of grey cowls. Happened to spot them.
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Old 08 September 2015, 10:20   #7
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Was look everywhere for a set of those! Thank you very much!
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Old 08 September 2015, 14:23   #8
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So first question is... why are these pictures uploading sideways!?
They are fine for me on Chrome and Android.
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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?
There is a gluing thread currently active... have a read... its all about prep.

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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?
I'm only seeing the bit behind the wheel. Is the whole console like that or just behind the wheel? If its just that bit then personally I might be tempted to add some form of custom "Plate" to it... If its the whole thing then that wont work. You can paint them but its cr@p so your best approach is flow coat but if you've never flow coated its a bit of a learning curve to get a flat surface.
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the floor in the rib is alright condition but very dirty, any advice on cleaning this?
Oxalic acid based cleaning products seem preferred round here.
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Old 08 September 2015, 14:25   #9
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There is a gluing thread currently active... have a read... its all about prep.
Hang fire... Are Tornado toobs PU rather than PVC/ Hypalon? You may need some specific PU advice which may be trickier to find...? I may be making that up - just something makes me think they are PU...
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Old 08 September 2015, 15:09   #10
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This is an early pvc tornado I think. I think not certian haven't seen it for a year !
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