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Old 04 September 2013, 02:15   #1
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How good are the tornado Viking in the chop with a 90hp and are they good RIBs ... Cheers guys ..
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Old 04 September 2013, 04:28   #2
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I suspect that your PT 520 has a deeper Vee than the tornado. However Tornado ribs are very very good.
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Old 04 September 2013, 13:34   #3
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I had a Tornado 5.4 Viking with a 90hp Mercury for six years and found it be be a superb Rib excellent polyurethane welded tubes, rugged build quality and a dry ride.
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Old 04 September 2013, 14:27   #4
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Age is the thing with PU tubes...............
Great hulls.
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Old 05 September 2013, 15:28   #5
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Our dive club one is now 10 years old and looking good. Seems to cope with everything we throw at her.
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Old 05 September 2013, 15:53   #6
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I love um, my own 5mtr Tornado is now 15yrs old and looks like new, well it is kept inside and has lots of TLC. However, the dive branch boat is a 1992 5,5mtr Tornado with a 2S 115 Yam on and its a bril setup. Quick, towable, usable by 6 divers and its old Yam is perfect and cheap to service by me, without any expensive computers or software.

I think the Viking boats were heavier with no kevlar used but still an excellent craft.

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