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Old 31 January 2016, 08:36   #1
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Tornado refurb

Thought I'd put a few pictures up of my little project. My other toy in the first picture! I'm trying to find a picture of its original state.
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Old 31 January 2016, 08:37   #2
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First paint
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Old 31 January 2016, 08:38   #3
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Bits starting to go on
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Old 31 January 2016, 08:40   #4
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Put the engine on today. It's an 80 yam with carbs. Will try and add some more pics as I go.
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Old 31 January 2016, 08:52   #5
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This pic is out of an old thread on here. I've a sneaky suspicion that this is actually my boat. Tho when I bought it, it had been cut about a lot more and in my eyes pointless gadgets added.
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Old 31 January 2016, 12:07   #6
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what do you call pointless gadgets?
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Maybe not pointless. Tacky. A compass the size of a golf ball, a round hatch cover that doesn't have a hole in the console. It had 2 fuel tanks so probably about 200 liter capacity, I agree that's not pointless but I don't need that capacity.
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this is my tornado which i rebuilt
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That's a fair old transformation! Looks good. I would have an a frame but I do a lot of Mark laying for sailing so carry marks out the back.
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that frame is the second one i made. the first one was stainless, but was never really happy with it due to it flexing. this one is aluminium, and is as solid as the rest of the boat. its only when you either rebuild, or fit out a boat yourself that it actually becomes 'your own'.
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Getting there.
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Did the back rest today. It's a bit tight sitting down but just right for standing. It's an adaptation from what was originally in the boat. Not ideal but will do the job.
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Pleased with the cover! £22 large car cover from argos!
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Ready for her first test run! Still a few nigley jobs but let's see how it runs.
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Shiny new things!
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pics on the water would be nice!
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You made a good job of that Festa ..!
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This coming Tuesday is its first proper outing so will get some snaps. I'm also keen to see how fast she'll go!
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What size Tornado is it and what engine are you running?

Ive just bought a 5.1 with 2 stroke 75. Not had much chance of a good test yet.
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