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Old 25 June 2012, 05:38   #1
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Drainage of seating unit

How may have a drain in the cental seating unit of the rib? Is it really required?

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I didn't on the Stormforce - after a sporty day they could have had a half inch of water in them. I've seen "drained" seat bases with a transom bung in them - terrible job

If the seat base has flaps on it, I'd guess you don't ship much water in the first place? I fitted mine with loose inch high plastic grids, which kept kit out of the puddles.
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Stormforce - after a sporty day they could have had a half inch of water in them
Is that the Redbay equivalent of the Ribcraft leaking hatches?
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Is that the Redbay equivalent of the Ribcraft leaking hatches?
I prefer to think of it as proof of how well they glass their pods in

Since mine was made (2000) they improved the seat finish, adding side flaps reducing water ingress. Bear in mind also that some of us go out in poxy wx, I recall someone having a LJ pop once while navigating...

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Since mine was made (2000) they improved the seat finish, adding side flaps reducing water ingress
Sounds like a yes, then
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I have a small (5mm) hole in the rear of each of my seat pods. Allows any small quantity of rain / spray etc to get out but doesnt swamp the pod if the boat were to be swamped.
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Sounds like a yes, then
Ah yeah OK, ya got me. That's why they hadda develop the Full Cabin.... it was the only way they could keep the seats dry
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Ooohh - Sounds like we need a ‘How to drill a hole’ thread.

Older members may have a clue what I’m alluding to.

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If you read my OP I did not ask how to drill a hole. I use a lump hamer and a screwdricer. It makes fine holes in other peoples boats

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If you read my OP I did not ask how to drill a hole. I use a lump hamer and a screwdricer. It makes fine holes in other peoples boats

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Ah, now, Flat blade or Philips?

Depending on your resin mix, layup thickness........

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.......will determine your Flat Blade or Philips.

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