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Old 14 July 2016, 14:46   #191
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When inflated:-

If not you could over tighten it whilst everything is loose and damage the sponsons.

They often aren't in the centre. When the keel is deflated you can try and move it about a little but as long as it's accessible it'll be ok.


Cheers Spongie. What do you think about the towing eyelets? Too close?


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Look it to me!

That said I've never had the floor in our Y and doesn't have them fitted. The bottle jacks etc my experience is mainly from D.
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I have them in my Y class and not in the D class 😂


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Old 14 July 2016, 15:02   #194
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Cheers Spongie. What do you think about the towing eyelets? Too close?


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Not for towing, they suspend it from the crane on a Severn.
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Old 14 July 2016, 15:03   #195
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Hello. I have a few question I'm sure someone can help me with.

Is the floor bottle screws best tighten when boat is deflated or inflated?

In the photos up can see the brass towing eyelets touching the tube is this normal? The floor seems to ride up toward the bow.

Last question, is there any particular reason why my hull valve isn't in the middle of the hole is the floor?

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The brass eyes are usually very close to the tubes, but yours seem to be pushing in a bit much. In your photo there is a square patch just forward of the eye - this is a wear patch for the eye . I'll take a photo of mine at the weekend. Not sure what you can do short of removing the eyes though.
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The brass eyes are usually very close to the tubes, but yours seem to be pushing in a bit much. In your photo there is a square patch just forward of the eye - this is a wear patch for the eye . I'll take a photo of mine at the weekend. Not sure what you can do short of removing the eyes though.


Cheers for the help! A photo would be great if you get a minute.


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Not for towing, they suspend it from the crane on a Severn.

Hi max. Cheers I didn't know that, I might just get rid of them all together if they aren't needed. Would you suggest using transom eyelets for towing?


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Hi max. Cheers I didn't know that, I might just get rid of them all together if they aren't needed. Would you suggest using transom eyelets for towing?


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For 'normal' towing I would think so. The D class does have towing eyelets at the front of the floor, but they expect to cope with much bigger loads.
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Hi max. Cheers I didn't know that, I might just get rid of them all together if they aren't needed. Would you suggest using transom eyelets for towing?


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The transom eyelets are again for lifting as they face inwards, you could switch them round so the eye is on the outside and the plate on the inside, but i fitted two U bolts to mine so i can strap securely to the trailer without going over the tubes.

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+1 Great ideal to simply swap them round.
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