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Old 18 March 2010, 17:27   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Fleetwood
Boat name: Jay-Jay
Make: Avon (SR5)
Length: 5m +
Engine: O/B 60Hp
MMSI: 235077984
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 10
Originally Posted by Nasher View Post
The Force 4 had various forms of one way valve instead, the best of which was a simple neoprene and aluminium flap over the hole.

The later ball valve design only needed a small piece of seaweed or gravel off the beach to breath on it before it started leaking.

Never knew that the one on mine must have been removed. It just had a normal plastic bung

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Old 19 March 2010, 04:19   #12
Country: Ireland
Town: Castlebar
Boat name: Clewless
Make: Valiant DR 490
Length: 4m +
Engine: 60 hp ETEC
MMSI: Awaitng one
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,258
My Valiant DR 490 did not have trunks installed. It has a 50mm hole with a rubber flap which worked to let water in or out of the boat. I replaced it with the trunk from the rub shop and now I have comfort in knowing that I can ship a large amound of water if required. It is a small rib thus one of these is sufficent for me. I use the boat of the west coast of Ireland where the sea conditions can be a bit lively


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Old 19 March 2010, 05:36   #13
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Wildheart
Make: Humber/Delta Seasafe
Length: 5m +
Engine: Merc 60 Clamshell
MMSI: 235068449
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,614
My old SR didn't, and had I not exchanged it for the Humber, It would now have a set! Humber had one and the other blocked up for a 'leccy pump. Suffice to say the second one has now been reinstated.

They have the advantage that they work as long as you are moving, and as said can dump a lot of water very quicky. Usually a good idea to run the release (lift) line to the console so you can work them at a moment's notice. Just my opinion, but the short cord & jam cleat on the transom is one small step above a chocolate fireguard.......


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