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Old 22 July 2008, 12:23   #11
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its not a bad idea to take a large sponge or small scoop bailer with you ,because there is no keel any small amount of water splashed in the boat will pool and soon wet your feet , i used to make a bailer from an old square plastic fabric conditioner container or better still find an old square 5 ltr plastic petrol can and cut that in in half so that the handle can be used ,round buckets are useless as you cannot get the small amounts of water out unless it flexes.

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Old 23 July 2008, 15:36   #12
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on the subject of DIY bailers

I hav made several from the normal Milk polybootles that Tesco and the like use....get a 4 litre one, leave the cap screwed in and cut up from the bottom to open it out and give it a scoop shape. Should you lose it over the side, you can easily replace it, and then find the original one snagged with a rope round your prop two weeks later because some numpty has tied it to a lobster pot!
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