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Old 16 June 2015, 08:10   #1
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Honwave - Wash down (water in the boat)

Dear All,
My question may be stupid but would appreciate feedback.
Started using my Honwave on a trailer. When I got back from the sea and loaded it on my trailer, I got home and washed it down from the sea salt.
Some of the water stays in the boat - it does not go out from the drain tube at the back - and wonder whether there is a way / trick I can take this water out, without having to get the boat out of the trailer.
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Old 16 June 2015, 08:30   #2
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You have to lift the bow up as high as possible (by hand in the air) usually to drain all the water to the back and out of the drain valve. Mop up the rest with a sponge.
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Old 16 June 2015, 10:13   #3
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A guy I used to dive with would rinse his SIB, then push the trailer tongue to the side, back up his pickup, and prop the tongue up on the truck tailgate overnight. There are advantages to small boats.
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Hi

I see that you have a 3.8 air floor nice and light.Rinse then up end it and lean against your house or similar simples.
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I use a pole clamped into the jockey wheel clamp to elevate the trailer / bow of the Sib.
The water then runs to the rear and out the drain.
There is always a small quantity that refuses to come out so I use one of these. ....

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Works a treat.
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Dear All,
Than you for your replies. I undersatnd I am not missing anything or doing something wrong. I will be elevating the front part of teh trailer as much as possible and water that does not come out of the drain at the back will be taken out same method I did last time. That is a put the one end of a small hose in the water (that has remained in the boat) and I suck the air from the other end of the hose making sure that end is lower that the other end that is in the water. Because of gravity all water comes out! Simple physics but thought maybe there is quicker way than that.
Thank you all!.
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That is a put the one end of a small hose in the water (that has remained in the boat) and I suck the air from the other end of the hose making sure that end is lower that the other end that is in the water.
That's called siphoning.

Given that the amount of water is going to be small, you might want something along the lines of this


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Meant to post this to illustrate what I meant regarding the pole in the jockey wheel clamp.
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Excellent - Thank you very much for this.
Very helpful and must admit very nice arrangement!
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No worries.

Glad it helps.
Along with the siphon pump I posted earlier I'm able to get pretty much all the water out fromnunder the floor.

Since employing this method there is very little debris under the floor when I ocassionally remove it for a thorough cleaning.

I wash the floor with the trailer sitting on the level with the plug in.
A small spot of fairy liquid in the sib and hose it until there is ample water inside to dislodge the crud.

Thereafter elevate the trailer/bow and remove the plug and allow it to drain out.

I keep washing the sib out with the hose whilst it's elevated until all the fairy liquid froth has gone.

Whilst still elevated a quick pump of the siphon pump removes the stubborn to remove dribble of water below the plug hole level.

I did use my mouth and a hose to siphon the excess water before, but found the little inexpensive siphon pump to be much more effective.

It takes me 5 - 10 mins to give the sib a good wash out using this method.

Happy Sibbing.
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