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Old 12 July 2009, 04:40   #1
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s.i.b capsize and re right

its been brought up a few times in past threads about the ease and possible re righting a family s.i.b should you ever be unfortunate , our local fire and rescue HQ ,had an open day this weekend and the fire rescue diving section invited me and my boat along as part of a static display in their diving pool,after the team had done their display one of the members suggested that we should do a capsize and re right ,granted the pool was not much larger than the boat ,was only 4 foot deep and we even had a rescue diver with cutting equipment along with a helicopter and 8 paramedics and 60 firefighters by our side,we had a go ,,,,,,but for any one in a small sib its not a great problem to re right your boat should you ever capsize ,as long as you can rig or run a line so that you can climb on the uptuned hull then stand and lean back you wont have any difficulty , and i only weight 11 stone ,we did this 6 times in succesion with 2 and just one person ,
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Old 12 July 2009, 05:01   #2
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If you do this is there then a process for de-watering the engine or is it inherent in the design in the same sort of sense that cars are designed not to leak fuel even when inverted?
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Old 12 July 2009, 05:25   #3
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Was that your own motor?!
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I think the best way is to remove the plugs and turn the engine over to get rid of any water, replace the plugs and give it a go!
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If you do this is there then a process for de-watering the engine or is it inherent in the design in the same sort of sense that cars are designed not to leak fuel even when inverted?
with a modern solid state sealed ignition you may get your engine to run, though carb will have to be drained and flushed and spark plugs removed and the engine turned over a good few times then replaced ,no doubt the air bleed screw on the fuel tank may have drawn some water in ,but at least it would give you a chance to have a go with the engine or even use oars even if the engine wouldednt start ,suppose a lot depends how desperate you are to get rescued ,in in a busy boating area you could take your chance and wait it out on an upturned hull though if in a remote area at least it gives you a chance .
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old scrap kerosene model lol,
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