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Old 20 March 2014, 10:18   #11
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Am I doing the right thing by leaving the bungs out all the time to drain out any that does come over the transom?
I tend to leave them out all the time as it clears any water very quickly & I leave mine on the water for up to 3 weeks at times!
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Old 20 March 2014, 17:37   #12
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Sorry to but in, but I was thinking about this the other day and will try it the next time I go out. My rib has a normal drain plug in the transom like you find in a sib, which I only ever undo when washing my rib on land, but it occurs to me I can undo it when at sea whilst planing and it should removing any water from inside the boat correct? Though when I slow right down it will let water in I assume?! I remember once when I put my rib into the water I suddenly saw water coming from it and realised I hadn't put the bung in! D'oh! lol

So do you guys often pull the drain plug whilst planing to remove excess water from within?

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Sorry to but in, but I was thinking about this the other day and will try it the next time I go out. My rib has a normal drain plug in the transom like you find in a sib, which I only ever undo when washing my rib on land, but it occurs to me I can undo it when at sea whilst planing and it should removing any water from inside the boat correct? Though when I slow right down it will let water in I assume?! I remember once when I put my rib into the water I suddenly saw water coming from it and realised I hadn't put the bung in! D'oh! lol

So do you guys often pull the drain plug whilst planing to remove excess water from within?

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Hi mate, the bungs on the aerotec have a rubber one way valve in them. I was dubious at first but it works! Bungs are push in not screw in like a normal boat.
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Old 20 March 2014, 18:30   #14
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Yeah my drain plug also has a one way valve inside, its like a black rubber diaphragm and it's also a push in plug not a screw in one, so sounds the same as yours!
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I had an Aerotec 380/Yam 15hp until last year. Great package to learn with and so much fun.
A tip that I learnt is that if when at full tilt you find some water coming over the transom in to the boat through vigorous splashing, insert a block of wood about two inches thick between the transom and the two engine clamps. This will allow the engine to sit fully clamped but two inches away from the transom, therefore getting rid of any splashing.

It worked with mine

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I had an Aerotec 380/Yam 15hp until last year. Great package to learn with and so much fun.
A tip that I learnt is that if when at full tilt you find some water coming over the transom in to the boat through vigorous splashing, insert a block of wood about two inches thick between the transom and the two engine clamps. This will allow the engine to sit fully clamped but two inches away from the transom, therefore getting rid of any splashing.

It worked with mine

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So you put the wood on top of the transom then the engine sits on the wood? Or the wood between the transom and engine mounts so the engine is pushed back?
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