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Old 17 June 2008, 09:19   #31
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Those drain trunks are interesting. I haven't seen anything like that over here in the US, are they common? How do they do with inflow when at rest or idling?
Hi yes quite common but not on a boat as small as this 11 ft 6 inches,with it been an ex RNLI lifeboat everythings beefed up ,the boat is normally carried aboard the larger lifeboat and is used for boat to boat transfers or landing on a beach perhaps with dumping surf ,when running they can be lowered to drain or held up by a piece of line at rest with a clam cleat on the inside of the transom,they will empty the boat in about a minuite from full if swamped, if left loose the water pressure tends to close them up so not that much will come back in .
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Old 17 June 2008, 09:26   #32
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Hi yes quite common but not on a boat as small as this 11 ft 6 inches,with it been an ex RNLI lifeboat everythings beefed up ,the boat is normally carried aboard the larger lifeboat and is used for boat to boat transfers or landing on a beach perhaps with dumping surf ,when running they can be lowered to drain or held up by a piece of line at rest with a clam cleat on the inside of the transom,they will empty the boat in about a minuite from full if swamped, if left loose the water pressure tends to close them up so not that much will come back in .
I like the idea very much. My rib is more of a recreational model (Apex A-17)http://www.apexinflatables.com But I'm hoping to add to my fleet eventually! I'll keep that little mod in mind.
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Old 17 June 2008, 10:08   #33
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I like the idea very much. My rib is more of a recreational model (Apex A-17)http://www.apexinflatables.com But I'm hoping to add to my fleet eventually! I'll keep that little mod in mind.
if you look on youtube D CLASS launch rnli it will give you some idea why they are needed kind regards martin.
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Old 17 June 2008, 14:10   #34
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One of my planned modifications is to fabricate an open, aluminum framed jerry can cradle/jockey seat with a front aluminum grab rail, that is a removeable system. Something like this;

Jesus! PT what were you thinking when you sketched that body??
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Old 17 June 2008, 14:30   #35
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Sorry - it was quickly done on Photo Studio 5 with the 'spray paint' feature and a jittery mouse. Is this one better?
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Prairie tuber, what about adding a pivot at the front and a Honda c90 rear suspension unit like this!!
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Old 17 June 2008, 16:26   #37
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if you look on youtube D CLASS launch rnli it will give you some idea why they are needed kind regards martin.
Wow.

Just... Wow! I'm impressed.
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Wow.

Just... Wow! I'm impressed.
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Old 18 June 2008, 14:46   #39
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HI MATT its a y class that i bought last year just about identical to a d class but smaller they are based on the avon 3 40 but the rnli put on loads of extra bits and pieces ie 2 x5 inch trunk bailers ,foam mattrass, reinforcing patches, heavy duty dodger, saddle bags. handles , down side is its heavy , one piece 2cm ply floor ,and heavy duty bronze eyes for davit lifting,also 2 really heavy duty bottle screws for tensioning the floor in the bow which wiegh about 2 kg each,if you want anymore info let me know
Any ideas what the weight of the Y class is? I've seen 200kg quoted, but even allowing for outboard, heavy duty floorboards, and full RNLI kit this sounds on the heavy side.

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Old 18 June 2008, 17:22   #40
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Any ideas what the weight of the Y class is? I've seen 200kg quoted, but even allowing for outboard, heavy duty floorboards, and full RNLI kit this sounds on the heavy side.

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Hi chris , i was going to weigh the boat tomorow as it happens just as a
matter of intrest for towing the trailor ect so i will let you know ,it seems much heavier than the old zodiac y class that were used as i had one of those too, many years ago , i also had an old zodiac d class but compared to the avons they seem much lighter.
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