Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 09 May 2011, 16:35   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: St John, Cornwall
Boat name: Ningaloo
Make: Ribeye 5.8m
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 100hp
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 99
Bail me out!

Ok, now I've got your attention, yet another stupid question.

I have one of those autobailer jobs with the golf-ball valve. Fairly crap but worked reasonable when the boat was moored in deep water.

I have now moved and the boat is on a drying out pontoon. Last year this led to the valve becoming clogged and the boat flooding with water overnight. Spent the rest of a very short season with a rubber glove stuffed with a rag wedged in the hole.

The boat is now antifouled, serviced and ready to go back on the pontoon. Do I

1. Buy an elephant trunk. If so can I easily fit it over the existing fitting
2. Buy a bung. If so what and where from? The hole is about 70mm.

In the meantime, where's that glove?

__________________

__________________
jonmitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 May 2011, 18:18   #2
CJL
Member
 
CJL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Make: Ribcrafts
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150hp/2x115hp
MMSI: 235090215
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,115
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to CJL
1) Consider fitting an elephant trunk over the ball valve.
2) Check out a builders merchant for an expanding drain blocker

Chris
__________________

__________________
www.northernexposurerescue.org.uk
A registered charity supporting events across England and Wales
Follow us on Vimeo and Facebook
CJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2011, 02:43   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bursledon
Boat name: Mustard
Make: Ribeye 785
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yamaha 200/Merc 6
MMSI: 235068693
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 618
Take off the whole assembly, or in my case, two of them and fit a round plate to blank it off!

The assy can then go back on, preserving the appearance.

They are a liability in my view!
__________________
Tony
JABS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2011, 04:10   #4
Member
 
biffer's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: swanwick/hamble
Boat name: stormchaser
Make: custom rib
Length: 8m +
Engine: inboard/diesel
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,848
they laek when they get dirty, soft wooden bungs on the inside will work fine
__________________
biffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2011, 04:16   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Wildheart
Make: Humber/Delta Seasafe
Length: 5m +
Engine: Merc 60 Clamshell
MMSI: 235068449
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,610
Heffalumps be the way to go.

Just try to get them as close to the floor as possible, or you'll end up with water that will need a proper oldschool bailer / sponge.
__________________
9D280 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2011, 17:04   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: St John, Cornwall
Boat name: Ningaloo
Make: Ribeye 5.8m
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 100hp
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 99
Cheers Guys!
__________________

__________________
jonmitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:43.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.