Originally Posted by b-pacific
Thanks for that Ian - Mecal started the coding process and it was their surveyor that required a transom extension that has brought it up to the height of the engine compartment. Plus new tube drains had to be made rather than the originals, these reduced the drain area by 2/3rds. So I've now removed them and am fitting gasketed hinged flaps to open them up to a better size.
Out of interest, how many were/are you coded for and did it take long to get on the plane. Plus how did you get round the emergency steering bit. I plan to fit a by-pass on the pipes and somehow fit a tiller to the top of the leg!
My pac had no modifications to the origional setup to get through the codeing, if you are having trouble send me a PM and i will send you the suveyors phone number, he should be able to speak to your surveyor and point him in the right direction
there is no reason to alter the transom, i still had the origional scuppers.
Had mine coded for 6 but said i could push to 9 if i wanted.
Emergency steering is a peice of p*ss, fit an outboard
, i know you can have a pair of oars for secondary propulsion but you wont get far with them, outboard works well here to.
weight distrubution is more the key to get onto the plane, sit 4 adults on the back of the engine box and i doubt it will get there.