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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 12 January 2022, 15:36
Replies: 12
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Posted By fastasfox
How big is the boat? Presumably it's not 8 meter...

How big is the boat? Presumably it's not 8 meter then roll it off onto some timbers and keep the bow a bit higher then you can slide the trailer under and winch her on...do a search on youtube there...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 08 January 2022, 12:24
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By fastasfox
Interesting to know.

Interesting to know.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 08 January 2022, 06:37
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By fastasfox
Did you notice a big difference in petrol...

Did you notice a big difference in petrol consumption?
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 07 January 2022, 15:09
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By fastasfox
Ok where are the carbs and how much?

Ok where are the carbs and how much?
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 31 December 2021, 13:47
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By fastasfox
Had a bit more of a poke around today and can...

Had a bit more of a poke around today and can confirm no ecu found.

So the part I really don't understand is if the carbs are different in what way are they different? The carb kit's tend to say...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 31 December 2021, 04:17
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By fastasfox
I have read about this on several forums and...

I have read about this on several forums and whilst they all agree the only difference between the 75 and 90 is the carbs what they can't agree on is if the ecu is compatible. What's your take on it?
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 30 December 2021, 14:54
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By fastasfox
Mariner 75hp......and we're off!

Ever wondered just how heavy that outboard is on the back of your rib? Bloody heavy I can report.
My tornado is kept in a storage site and I don't have a garage so any work I do has to be done...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 17 December 2021, 19:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By fastasfox
Yes the heat is a different kettle of fish out in...

Yes the heat is a different kettle of fish out in Florida...I used to live in Grand Cayman so i get all about Sun damage...warped car dashboard etc
But like you say in the UK conditions are only...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 17 December 2021, 18:55
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By fastasfox
The only experience i have of glue failure on...

The only experience i have of glue failure on Hypalon is the 80's Zodiac with it's seams systematically failing and the Bow seams failing on my Tornado with PU.
If you could weld Hypalon or fix air...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 17 December 2021, 18:42
Replies: 56
Views: 2,519
Posted By fastasfox
Long story short is the B:E testing was littering...

Long story short is the B:E testing was littering up the test stations and getting rid makes way for C+E testers wanting to get HGV/LGV drivers through their tests the simple question is which one do...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 15 December 2021, 17:40
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By fastasfox
To be honest I'm not fussed about resale values....

To be honest I'm not fussed about resale values. You can see why it's a bit of a minefield of information...Hypalon is well respected i the Industry but nobody is talking about the glue. Thanks for...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 15 December 2021, 16:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By fastasfox
Not having to worry about seam failure is a big...

Not having to worry about seam failure is a big plus I feel in defence of Polyurethane.
Cheers.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 15 December 2021, 16:44
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By fastasfox
I did state that Hypalon was tougher but the...

I did state that Hypalon was tougher but the sticking point (pardon the pun) is the glue!
My experience isn't as well founded as yours but like I said h I have had some experience of the glue being...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 15 December 2021, 16:22
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By fastasfox
Yes Dave...the battle rumbles on....if they could...

Yes Dave...the battle rumbles on....if they could only seam weld Hypalon I'm sure we wouldn't be having this conversation. Cheers
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 15 December 2021, 16:19
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By fastasfox
You make a good point about the repair side of...

You make a good point about the repair side of things..have your club had to repair the polyurethane tubes at all?
Xs did a video tutorial on repairing polyurethane and to be honest the repair did...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 14 December 2021, 16:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By fastasfox
Sponsons: Polyurethane v Hypalon

Good Evening all. Penny for your thought's please.
I have recently (a year back) purchased a 5m Tornado (the original) and I have started a programme of restoration...full rebuild. I faced the fact...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 06 December 2021, 13:09
Replies: 79
Views: 2,985
Posted By fastasfox
That is the lowest I have seen Mullion..normally...

That is the lowest I have seen Mullion..normally even at low tide there is a little more water in the harbour.
I launched my rib a couple of hours after low tide and I kept my car on the cobbled...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 03 December 2021, 13:19
Replies: 79
Views: 2,985
Posted By fastasfox
Xs Ribs....West Burrowfield, 14 W Burrowfield,...

Xs Ribs....West Burrowfield, 14 W Burrowfield, Welwyn Garden City AL7 4TW and Hull.
They used to own Tornado but sold it to the Chinese as a package for the Olympics...but now they are back as XS...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 30 November 2021, 15:39
Replies: 79
Views: 2,985
Posted By fastasfox
I have been going to Cornwall for ar least 30+...

I have been going to Cornwall for ar least 30+ years and nowhere is far in Cornwall in my opinion. I'm sure you have been out to sea on that coast and it's ideal for families....take them around the...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 30 November 2021, 14:18
Replies: 79
Views: 2,985
Posted By fastasfox
With reference to wanting to see what mullion is...

With reference to wanting to see what mullion is like at high and low tide you can view on the webcam....just search webcam mullion..you will get a great idea of how much the tide goes out....and it...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 30 November 2021, 14:11
Replies: 79
Views: 2,985
Posted By fastasfox
I have launched at Mullion many times but you...

I have launched at Mullion many times but you have to wait for high tide or use 4x4 and you will need a high tide to recover too...Penzance is much better but the pressure will be on to look slick...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 25 October 2021, 14:41
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By fastasfox
Professionals are not too keen in these kind of...

Professionals are not too keen in these kind of repairs as they end up chasing the problem as once the glue starts to fail in one spot then the rest will follow. Do your best with repairing the...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 17 September 2021, 15:14
Replies: 48
Views: 2,135
Posted By fastasfox
Try telling that to the fishermen I was watching...

Try telling that to the fishermen I was watching in Cornwall....not a life jacket between them. RNLI save without question..... I do believe in a good life vest myself...but each to their own I guess.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 07 September 2021, 14:20
Replies: 135
Views: 13,226
Posted By fastasfox
All friendly just a different perspective of what...

All friendly just a different perspective of what it takes to make a quality production on youtube.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 07 September 2021, 14:18
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By fastasfox
I was down in Cornwall this summer and there were...

I was down in Cornwall this summer and there were quite a few Grand Ribs in various sizes and a few Briggs too and I have to say the Grands looked to be a quality bit of kit.
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