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Old 03 May 2016, 04:48   #1
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60mm expanding drain plug is missing

I have elephant trunks on my RIB.
When set them low water flows to RIB when some people seats on the back couch.

So I have decided to find 60mm diameter plugs - I do prefer expandable.

To use them from inside the boat and have trunks set low.

It can be plug or some one direct valve (from the deck flow)

Pipes are really big and I can not find anything for 60mm diameter on internet.

Many thanks for help
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Old 03 May 2016, 04:54   #2
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Why not pull up the trunk??
Or how about this?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PIPE-STOPP...u4YmLxKkx3nSuw
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Old 03 May 2016, 05:32   #3
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Thank you. Will try these ones.

Even I set them up there is some small flow when stop RIB or reduce speed urgently.
So I think that it be easier to have them down and just in case unplug pipes from inside the boat.
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Old 03 May 2016, 06:57   #4
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25 GBP shipping cost to Poland from this seller (the cheapest method).

I have sent them email if they can consider to lower shipping cost.
Will try to find these in Poland also. Thanks again
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25 GBP shipping cost to Poland from this seller (the cheapest method).

I have sent them email if they can consider to lower shipping cost.
Will try to find these in Poland also. Thanks again
Any plumbers merchant should have them, make sure you go for the plastic ones, the galvanised ones don't last and leave rust marks all over the deck.
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OK. My questions is:

Anyone has tried to add to end of elephant trunk something to make this end afloat ?
On the end of trunk there is a rope so I can fix something like this:


Maybe I'm wrong but when trunk be afloat maybe it prevents water to return ?

Or like this (more streamline)
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Thank you. Will try these ones.

Even I set them up there is some small flow when stop RIB or reduce speed urgently.
So I think that it be easier to have them down and just in case unplug pipes from inside the boat.
With your trunks UP you still get water leaking back into the boat?
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No done it myself but a bit of bungee cord attached to the end of the trunk to lift it up out of the water, but when you need it the weight of the water in it will push the trunk down till it is empty!
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With your trunks UP you still get water leaking back into the boat?
1. When I UP them probably there were some water inside so it flows into deck
2. When you stop urgently (VIPER on my boat is on wild side - accelerated fast but stop fast also) water is almost at end of the transom level (never exceed it). In this case a little water goes into trunks also

So my idea is:

a) add below mentioned item below on the end of each trunk. There is a cord on the end of each elephant trunk and this item has perfectly fitted hole so I can easily mount item to the cord


b) not idea how to check if I have leak in trunks. Maybe I will enter garden pipe into drain tube on the deck and inspect if there is any other flow than end of elephant trunk
c) my idea is simple. I hope that makes trunk elephant float I will minimize amount of water returning back or flows to the deck (when reduce speed or stop)
d) the cost of these items is 1,5 GBP each so why do not try
-- not idea if this item last after fast trip but why do not try.

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If I find any leak in trunks where to buy good quality one ?
Here ?? http://www.rib-shop.com/drain-sock/
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No done it myself but a bit of bungee cord attached to the end of the trunk to lift it up out of the water, but when you need it the weight of the water in it will push the trunk down till it is empty!
I will try this also but I need to find bungee cord:

- solid to keep trunk over water surface
- sensitive, easily expanding that even small amount of water (garden pipe for example) will take it down.
- solid to last year or more until change
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