Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 20 July 2015, 14:45   #1
Member
 
Country: France
Town: France
Make: Honda Honwave T35AE
Length: 3m +
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 7
Hull Drain Flap Valve

I have a BWM 5.75 Dive RIB with a leaking flap valve fitted in the centre of the transom at low level, directly behind the outboard.
If the boat is left in the water on a pontoon or mooring, it will fill up over a period of eight hours until the tubes stop it filling any further. On removal, the fibre ball that creates the seal when held in place by water pressure, shows signs of wear and ideally needs replacing. The boat is quite old and I am struggling to find spares, does anybody know where I might acquire a new valve from?
__________________

__________________
Blueajl10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 July 2015, 15:37   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Margate / Ramsgate
Boat name: Ballistic
Make: Ballistic
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yam HPDI 250
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,835
Can't you just fit a bung when you leave her afloat ?
__________________

__________________
Daniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 July 2015, 15:57   #3
Member
 
Country: France
Town: France
Make: Honda Honwave T35AE
Length: 3m +
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
Can't you just fit a bung when you leave her afloat ?
Unfortunately there is an aluminium plate directly behind the valve to restrict its movement, it also restricts access to the drain hole.

I've tried wedges pushed in each side to help seal it and it slows the leakage down but ideally, I need to replace the valve.
__________________
Blueajl10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:49.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.