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Old 19 May 2004, 10:44   #11
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Is that free delivery on everything from compass24.com today???
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Old 19 May 2004, 10:46   #12
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Des, a friend of mine got swamped last year whilst out with his 7 and 9 year old daughters. He didn't have the trunks down, and didn't dare let them leave their seats. He told me that the time taken for the boat to empty with just the electric bilge pump felt like a lifetime!
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Old 19 May 2004, 10:50   #13
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Is that free delivery on everything from compass24.com today???
Yes but you will kneed to use this link!
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It's only a couple of weeks to 'Flaming June' and the forecast for this weekend is looking good as well. No time to be wasted now - get on the water and enjoy some well earned 'quality' time.

We want to make that easier for you, so until midnight on Wednesday 19-5-04 we are still offering FREE postage and packing (UK and Northern Ireland only, excluding heavy goods and express deliveries) if you CLICK HERE http://www.compass24.com/cgi-bin/mailclick.pl?fc=5

So there is no better time to get all the last bits you need for the boat or treat yourself to a new set of oilies, a pair of boots or matching shirts for the crew!

Hurry, you've only got until Wednesday!
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Old 19 May 2004, 10:54   #14
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You've all successfully scared in to buying one now! - so I did
14.45p delivered - I'll post pics when I recieve it

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Old 19 May 2004, 10:57   #15
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in rough weather i think you should run with trunks open so that if you stuff it in a big wave you only have to worry about steering and the boat will drain on its own.

My previous boat had floats on the trunks to hold them up when the boats not moving, (not entirely successful but it stopped most of the water) this meant that I could keep the drains open all the time I was at sea. Des
I agree with you completely and will try your floats on the trunk idea on my new boat(good idea that!!, its always the simple things, eh?). The reason I used the bilge on my last boat is that the there was only a small plug/hole (stupid design flaw) to drain water and no trunks. It left in more water than it left out. The 1100gph bilge could empty the boat nearly four times as fast than with the plug out and the plug I had was not the original, so took a bit of fiddling about to get it back in.
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Old 19 May 2004, 11:28   #16
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....The reason I used the bilge on my last boat is that the there was only a small plug/hole (stupid design flaw) to drain water and no trunks. It left in more water than it left out. The 1100gph bilge could empty the boat nearly four times as fast .........
Sure you are right that if you can't do it any other way a pump is a good solution and I think the bigger the better. A lot of Avon have trunks or could have trunks so for ollyits boat a 360 gal pump is ideal as a secondary method of getting water out. Des
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Another method of having "hands free" trunks is to pass a length of light shock cord through the trunk and secure to the top of the transom. When you get water on board it runs to the back and the weight streches the shock cord and out it goes. When empty the elastic pull it up again.
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Old 19 May 2004, 12:31   #18
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Another method of having "hands free" trunks is to pass a length of light shock cord through the trunk and secure to the top of the transom. When you get water on board it runs to the back and the weight streches the shock cord and out it goes. When empty the elastic pull it up again.
What a bl**dy good idea!
Dose it realy work?
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Old 19 May 2004, 15:17   #19
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My old Quicksilver SIB had a clever little value on it to drain the water. This worked much than the trunks I have on my RIB. Why not use valves on RIBS? You can buy them seperatly, but not big enough for RIB use.
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There's all sorts of devices... most of them have fundamental design probs. Biggest problem is getting sand/twigs/general debris caught in them. Did your QS SIB have one that's a membrane that seals against the gauze one way then releases when under pressure from the water within?
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