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Old 30 October 2017, 12:35   #1
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Tornado 3.6

Has anyone had any experience with a Tornado 3.6 meter rib. Looks like it was a Uk built boat but wondered what it rides like as looks like its not a deep v.
Was the tubes PU or hypalon ?
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Old 30 October 2017, 13:31   #2
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If itís the one on eBay Itís an old tornado uk made, maybe 1991 from the s/n, the tubes look newer than the boat, the console isnít tornado, the hull isnít very deep. I think this model was made as a safety boat for sailing clubs, never been on one so not sure how it rides
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Old 30 October 2017, 13:43   #3
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Thanks for the info JimRib, yes its the one on e bay, looks like a good condition package for a small boat with plenty of go.
I'm thinking of a small rib so I can park it on a driveway in Devon with no storage costs but if its going to slap in any chop it will be a hard ride.
Any ideas on the avon 340 rib with a reasonable size engine.
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... no storage costs but if its going to slap in any chop it will be a hard ride.
Any ideas on the avon 340 rib with a reasonable size engine.
Its a 3.5m boat it is never going to have legendary sea keeping!
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Old 01 November 2017, 15:18   #5
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Yep I know, just want something I can use with a bit of chop rather than waiting for flat calm days
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Yep I know, just want something I can use with a bit of chop rather than waiting for flat calm days


So your choices are:

- buy something much bigger
- buy this and learn how to drive it to the conditions (if itís got PTT on the engine it shouldnít be too bad)
- buy something a bit bigger but still learn how to drive it in tough conditions...
-buy something about this size or a wee bit bigger and put a suspension seat on it costing four figures and drive it badly!
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The suspension seat option looks the best.
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