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Old 17 February 2011, 02:57   #11
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I get water on board while beachin because of waves breaking.

I do not think we are going to sink! I agree the boat is more stable with water.
The main problem is the boat behaves as if there was someone more on board, so it is slower.

I use a cheap hand pump to take the water from between the floor and hull. Easy you can get 80 litres there and more. The drain is not enough for that.
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Old 17 February 2011, 18:29   #12
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I get water on board while beachin because of waves breaking.

I do not think we are going to sink! I agree the boat is more stable with water.
The main problem is the boat behaves as if there was someone more on board, so it is slower.

I use a cheap hand pump to take the water from between the floor and hull. Easy you can get 80 litres there and more. The drain is not enough for that.
Many thanks for your advice,A foot pump makes LOT OF SENSE.
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Old 18 February 2011, 06:07   #13
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Well also this is not your case, but I'm making a bow sprayhood to minimize water from waves when beaching and keeping things dry.

But that's for the summer, by then I'll post a pic.
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Old 21 February 2011, 02:43   #14
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1. We used to dive out of one, I don't recall bailing it - I reckon there was a transom drain with a tethered bung and there are some clever drains available now. Of course, it would have to plane...
Actually, it doesn't. You need enough forward motion to displace enough water behind the transom to get the water level inside higher, and it should drain.


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My transom seams really started to leak while fishing in a remote location. I guess they didn't like trailing down dirt roads. The fishing was awesome so we didn't notice until water was sloshing around our feet as we drifted. I unfastened my battery box and plunked it on the bench to keep it from being submerged. The boat may float, but watch your gas tank vent and battery connections if you start to take on water!
Hi, Kelson;

On one dive we had enough waves breaking over the bow to flood the deck and completely submerge the battery. This happened while we were down. Got people and gear back in the boat, and before resorting to pull starting, hit the starter button, and it fired right up. Surprised, I shut it down and tried again, and it was like nothing was wrong. I dodn't worry too much about submerging the battery after that.

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Well, that is sort of comforting jyasaki. Just how conductive is sea water? Obviously not as much as I thought! I can see how that type of event might not blow a fuse since the ground would be direct between the posts. I'm still not sure if I could just ignore the battery if I saw it was submerged. But it would be nice not to feel that I need to strap the battery to my bench top when we cross a bar or round the point dodging waves. It is a bit of a hassle.

I did stuff my fuse block high up in my zodiac console just to make sure those connections didn't get shorted if I get swamped by a wave. My tank vent is as high as possible to.

I must admit that I think I am getting better at avoiding getting caught in the kelp while set waves loom
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im just a little paranoid with getting on an old sib,my small one was brand new,altho this one is built to life boat standards she is well old,and has had a fair few punctures,
TBH I am suprised your even thinking about putting to Sea in a vessel with known faults, it's like driving a car that has faulty brakes. ( I know thorney you dont drive)
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( I know thorney you dont drive)
I bet he drives his missus mental...

Srsly tho - I wouldn't sweat a few leaks in a SIB/RIB. The engine would be a much more serious issue. So long as the Thornycraft has a pump and a roll of duct tape, it should survive. I'd consider bringing a few small puncture plugs and one clamshell seal. The deck/floor is neither here nor there - bring a bailer and she'll be right.
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TBH I am suprised your even thinking about putting to Sea in a vessel with known faults, it's like driving a car that has faulty brakes. ( I know thorney you dont drive)
As said it takes Days, weeks to go down,and NO i am not going to sea in a faulty boat,if you read the post correctly you would see,its not been in the water yet,i will have a bilge pump and boat will be tested as said before putting to sea, THANKYOU FOR YOUR NEGATIVE COMMENTS
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I bet he drives his missus mental...

Srsly tho - I wouldn't sweat a few leaks in a SIB/RIB. The engine would be a much more serious issue. So long as the Thornycraft has a pump and a roll of duct tape, it should survive. I'd consider bringing a few small puncture plugs and one clamshell seal. The deck/floor is neither here nor there - bring a bailer and she'll be right.
Cheers mate,i carry clam shell ,puncture kit on my smalll set up and will on the 4m one,and yes it is only the floor i am thinking of leaking wise,can t see any holes,just wanted to get Positive advise ,which i have got,engine will definalty be serviced and right ,if not its not going to sea,ill scrap it ,i would never go out in a dodgy engine,spoke to my club commadore who is a RNLI crew man and he even said thre RIB looses some air sometimes,out side air pressure can also effect it,especialy hot weather
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As said it takes Days, weeks to go down,and NO i am not going to sea in a faulty boat,if you read the post correctly you would see,its not been in the water yet,i will have a bilge pump and boat will be tested as said before putting to sea, THANKYOU FOR YOUR NEGATIVE COMMENTS
I DID read you post and it was this "think there may be a few very small holes on the deck,would it fill up fast?" that I was more aware of!!
Comments were NOT negative more of an observation !!! but was obviously lost !!
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