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Old 28 January 2009, 11:42   #61
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Blocking off the flooding Hull did not seem to cause MattH's seariders any problems with stability at rest.Chris
Mine is blocked off too, no problems with stability, it doesnt really rock about much at rest at all. especially compared to a hard boat the same size.
haven't tried it open at all, no intention of doing so, the only advantage i can see would be for getting a casualty on board if it sits lower. stability really isnt a problem, and i dont want it slow getting out of the hole
I did notice on the searider gathering though some of the other SRs labouring at 45 degrees over a wall of water for several seconds when getting up to planing speed.
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Old 28 January 2009, 12:59   #62
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I'll give it a go blocked off. I think if I was to have it blocked all the time I would want to do something permanent.
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Old 28 January 2009, 13:44   #63
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The nostrils on mine are just bunged up with silicone sealer because i havent got around to doing it permanently.
the bum hole is semi-permanently blocked up with a 8mm thick aluminium plate lathe turned down to 1/2" larger than the hole with a 4mm register the internal diameter of the hole. it has a drain plug in the bottom and a m6 bolt in the middle and this goes to a bar across the hole tapped m6. so its sikaflexed and bolted in permanently and has a drain, but with a 10mm spanner and a hot air gun could be removed in minutes. best of both
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..8mm thick aluminium plate lathe turned down to 1/2" larger than the hole with a 4mm register the internal diameter of the hole. it has a drain plug in the bottom and a m6 bolt in the middle and this goes to a bar across the hole tapped m6. ..
Spot on

Or you could have used 316 stainless for the plate & bar
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Old 29 January 2009, 04:25   #65
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But i could only find aluminium or Inconel in the scrap pile, and ali is easier to machine
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But i could only find aluminium or Inconel in the scrap pile, and ali is easier to machine
And a lot lighter on your transom too.
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Old 06 February 2009, 15:33   #67
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Still working my head on this one. What to change, should I change anything? After all David Manning knows what he's doing far more than I do and he was happy with the set up. Maybe could add a single or double Jockey up the front though?
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Old 06 February 2009, 15:58   #68
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Some cheap jockey seats here:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/BMC-Inflata...QQftidZ2QQtZkm
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Thanks Phill, been looking at them. May just add a single or double like I say. Be really good for when I take the older kids out in the summer. And if my Scotland holiday does come off as planned I will need all the seating I can get. Although pulling my old 2.5m Dunlop dinghy behind is an option......

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How many kids are you needing to seat, are you wanting them on seats or tubes? I know biffer was selling some handles cheapish?

The dunlop might be the best idea, does she like the smell of two stroke oil....
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