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Old 23 June 2009, 19:04   #1
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Tornado Ribs

Hi all, I recently bought myself a 4.5mtr Tornado rib, I dont have much info on it, I have an idea as to what im going to do which is to first strip it down taking out everything leaving only the hull and tubes. im going to build new jockey seats and a console, rewire the boat and get the whole thing re-tubed. I cant find any photos of 4.5mtr Tornados on the web, i was hoping that if any of ye who owned or knows someone who owns a tornado could pass on or post up their pictures, also im eager to hear of anyones experiences with the 4.5mtr tornado or tornados in general.
im also thinking of putting around a 60hp 4stroke on her, ideally im looking to get around 32kts (roughly)

any info or comments from ye will be a great help!

Thanks guys!!

there is also a picture of a 5.1mtr Tornado which shows the idea im after.
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Old 24 June 2009, 10:16   #2
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send me your email address and I will send a couple of images over.

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Old 24 June 2009, 11:29   #3
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My friend's 6.5. Great boat, handles great, fast and reassuring - feels like a 'proper' boat! Before that he had the 4.8 and that was a good'n too.
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hey jizm, i saw your build thread, good job looked great! i dont suppose you still have the boat? if so is there any way you can get some pictures of your jockey seat and console or even the measurements once again great job. thanks guys for your responce soo far.
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Yep still have the boat so shouldn't be a problem, let me know exactly what pics and measurements you want.
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My friend's 6.5. Great boat, handles great, fast and reassuring - feels like a 'proper' boat! Before that he had the 4.8 and that was a good'n too.
Can Second that!

The 6.5 of our mate is a very good boat, stable, comfy and fast, well leaves Russ behind!!
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Old 26 June 2009, 04:21   #8
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jizm, here are a few pictures of your console with the measurements im looking for, thanks a million for your help!!
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Can Second that!

The 6.5 of our mate is a very good boat, stable, comfy and fast, well leaves Russ behind!!
So it bloody should with 35bhp more!

Plus, no good to me, it's half ametre too long for my driveway!
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jizm, here are a few pictures of your console with the measurements im looking for, thanks a million for your help!!
ok will sort it over the weekend.
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