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Old 21 July 2009, 03:56   #11
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Just as an update, I tried the outboard with a 2cm piece of wood under it on the transom and there is no spray at all! Works like a charm even at full tilt.

Thanks to everyone for the advice. Amazing a 2cm height adjustment can make such a difference?

I guess I just have to remember to jam the wood under the engine each time I launch?

Thanks
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Old 21 July 2009, 07:23   #12
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Or you could zip tie the spacer wood to the outboard or even screw it into the top of the transom (usual caveats apply re use Skiaflex & marine stainless steel screws) ...
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Old 21 July 2009, 10:01   #13
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Hi Flyguy I have a zodiac 3.50s and have the same problem with spray over the transom at full tilt, any chance of posting a link to the transom height thread.

Thanks Brian.
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Old 21 July 2009, 16:58   #14
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Here you go:

Excesive Transom Water Splashing
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Old 19 August 2011, 10:57   #15
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Long Shaft on a SIB

I'm new to all of this so can I just check that everyone is agreeing that you CAN run a long shaft on a SIB? I need a longshaft as the spare engine on my 23' Clinker ferry boat. But I also have a couple of SIBs for the kids to zoom around in. One is a 2.6XM - planning to use a 10hp longshaft, the other is a Quickslilver 3.4 Airdeck with a 15hp longshaft.

So is everyone agreeing I can do that, but either increase the transom height and/or be ready to get some spray??

This seems a better bet than getting a shortshaft and then fixing one of those hinged brackets to get the engine low enough on the back of my main boat?

All comments/advice most welcome and appreciated.

Cheers. Nick
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What is the rubber thing on your transome?
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What is the rubber thing on your transome?
One of the two drain trunks ,
if on the move takes about a good min or so to empty the boat if its full from a dumping wave .
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One of the two drain trunks ,
if on the move takes about a good min or so to empty the boat if its full from a dumping wave .
Would you mind explaining a bit more about them? I am new to inflatables. Sorry about the ignorance. Why would you need the tube coming off the transome instead of just having the hole there? It there a "door" attached to the hole which allows the water to escape, but not enter from the outside-sort of like a scupper? What is the purpose of the metal rod attached? Thanks for your time.
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They are an open scupper (but below the waterline, so really just a HOLE) with a flexible hose on the outside. The rods are actually taut cords which are used to pull the hoses upright above the water level.

They are thus watertight at rest but can be rapidly deployed while underway to passively dump huge volumes of water in seconds.

You know you want a pair
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They are an open scupper (but below the waterline, so really just a HOLE) with a flexible hose on the outside. The rods are actually taut cords which are used to pull the hoses upright above the water level.

They are thus watertight at rest but can be rapidly deployed while underway to passively dump huge volumes of water in seconds.

You know you want a pair

I certainly do want them, if it makes boating safer. I will look into it. However, I don't think I will be banging away on rough days. Not on Lake Erie anyway. Now, if I were back living on the Chesapeake Bay, maybe. Thanks for taking the time to answer. I like the way you have the compartments in the fore on the tubes. It is another thing I will look into to doing. Where did you get them?
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