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Old 09 May 2007, 09:41   #1
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Exhaust Flapper

I am thinking of replacing my elephant trunk tubes with these. They are available in sizes from 3- 6 inches in diameter. Has anybody else tried them?
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Old 09 May 2007, 09:55   #2
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Those aren't really designed to seal shut. They will let water in while at rest, and probably at low speeds.
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Old 09 May 2007, 19:19   #3
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Agreed... I had something similar on my last RIB... They merely kept the large fish out...
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Well, you guys saved me a trip to West Marine. I can't walk into that store without spending a 100 bucks or more. I guess I will stick to what is tried and tested. Thanks for the replies.
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Well, you guys saved me a trip to West Marine. I can't walk into that store without spending a 100 bucks or more. I guess I will stick to what is tried and tested. Thanks for the replies.
I need a few things, and would be happy to PM my list if your really feel like shopping...
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Feel free to PM me a list of what you need Stoo.
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Cooooool... it might take a while... it's a long list!
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Old 15 May 2007, 15:16   #9
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does anyone know where to get, or how to build, a set of donkey knobs/elephant tusks?

we have a crappy plugs now, i have to pull them at speed to drain the water out....

the 115 mariner makes the ol stern sit pretty low, especially with the flooding hull!
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Vingernon, try looking at this post or do a search for "elephant tubes" Elephant Trunk

If you need hypalon try www.nrsweb.com/shop/product_list.asp?deptid=1034

I made my own elephant tubes last year, they are relatively simple to make and once you have all your supplies it should only take a day or two for gluing and fitting. Here is a pic I used.
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