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Old 01 July 2003, 16:36   #11
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Try a simple check valve from B&Q for a cheap option. All brass construction, easy to fit to 1/2" hose, simple flap inside which opens or closes according to water pressure. The uppermost one in the picture is also easily servicable.
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Old 01 July 2003, 16:45   #12
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Worked beautifully that. Until one day some seaweed got caught in the float switch, jamming it permanently open and burned the pump out before draining the battery.
Ho Hum.
Yup, we're talking about boats.

Now, I've only had my RIB for, oooh about three days now, but I've looked after a hard boat for a few years and come to the conclusion that sod's law, or Murphy's law, always applies to boats.

I reckon that local conditions apply to these sort of things, so if your area is prone to weed, then contamination is your enemy. But I also have resigned myself to the fact that batteries WILL run flat, and electric motors WILL burn out...

Anyway, the hard boat never sank, so now that I've got a RIB to look after, is should be easier shouldn't it? with those tubes either side... (yeah, something's bound to go wrong!)
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Old 01 July 2003, 18:12   #13
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Appreciate your professional expertise and would not challenge it in any way.

Let me ask the question and tell me what you would do.

Problem: Boat permanently on marina mooring. Rain falls on boat (marina sometimes seriously stormy as well in winter) and whichever way you cover it, water will get in to both the deck area and into the inner hull. You are away for several weeks at a time. How do you stop boat filling up with water and maybe flooding badly?

I thought I had the answer and until you pointed out the seriousness of my solution, I was prepared to accept what I thought was a minimal risk. Was I wrong to make so light of it?
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Morning Richard

Are my eyes deceiving me or have you bought Alans old Scorpion. If you have congratulations. Where are you keeping her then. ??? You should bring her to Deauville on 18th July with us all.

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Old 02 July 2003, 07:18   #15
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Are you trying to tell Richard something about Blue Ices bilge pumps here? Something he doesn't know perhaps?
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oi!

Blue Ice's bilge pump works perfectly I'll have you know!
Or at least it did last weekend
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Old 02 July 2003, 09:07   #17
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Yes - bilge pump was still working on Sunday evening (I did a quick test with a bucket full of water into the well!)

Juian - yes, completed the deal with Alan at the weekend. Picture posted in the gallery section.
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Old 02 July 2003, 10:10   #18
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Try a simple check valve from B&Q for a cheap option. All brass construction, easy to fit to 1/2" hose, simple flap inside which opens or closes according to water pressure. The uppermost one in the picture is also easily servicable.
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Whilst your there you could also pick up a consumer unit and fit a ring main to your rib. Alternatively, you could pop into Aquafax in the hamble, and purchase a Non return valve, designed for the purpose.

Part no 9-42149
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Cheers Diggers

I wasn't sure if the pump was at fault or whether this was a common issue. Iíll give Aquafax a call and get some valves.

The consumer unit was a bugger to fit but with the RCD on all sockets I feel much safer. My next DIY plan is to fit guttering around the tubes to improve the dryness of the boat.

Thanks again

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Old 02 July 2003, 14:03   #20
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Reccomend one of these for a cabin, comes with toughened perspex windows and everthing!!!
I think this thread is de-generating!!!
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