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Old 09 November 2009, 12:08   #31
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I assume you've not seen / experienced the "permanent nose in the air" trick...
You assume wrongly sir! I am a master of the permanent nose in the air, not just with Seariders neither.

With just the right trim/rev combo it is quite possible to remain oblivious to all that lies ahead for quite some time.
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Old 09 November 2009, 12:13   #32
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Yes - SR4 with 25HP Four Stroke on back was interesting, crew had to go to front to get it on plane...

I was once told by Zodiac - that if you kept you boat on a mooring to leave self bailers open, the theory that the water preasure would will equalise....i tried that, but ended up fitting auto pump! Was fed up with wet feet.

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Yes - SR4 with 25HP Four Stroke on back was interesting, crew had to go to front to get it on plane...

I was once told by Zodiac - that if you kept you boat on a mooring to leave self bailers open, the theory that the water preasure would will equalise....i tried that, but ended up fitting auto pump! Was fed up with wet feet.

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i have heard that too ,,,though i think it only works if the boat has its engine removed and there is no other weight in it ,
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Old 10 November 2009, 13:46   #34
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I'll wake up to find myself gaffa taped to a console with 3 feet of Homebase drain pipe up my arse.

Takes me back to school days hey gotchiguy?
You still having Those dreams Chris!!? I know Matt's got over the Feather poisoning episode [Biting all those pillows!] from his time at Public school,hoped you'd moved on too!
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Old 10 November 2009, 15:06   #35
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You still having Those dreams Chris!!? I know Matt's got over the Feather poisoning episode [Biting all those pillows!] from his time at Public school,hoped you'd moved on too!
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Old 12 November 2009, 09:11   #36
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Yes - SR4 with 25HP Four Stroke on back was interesting, crew had to go to front to get it on plane...

I was once told by Zodiac - that if you kept you boat on a mooring to leave self bailers open, the theory that the water preasure would will equalise....i tried that, but ended up fitting auto pump! Was fed up with wet feet.

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I would agree with the above and with what polwart said before re neglect. It does not look to me like the boat is being neglected. He has trimmed the engine right up out of the water thus preventing it getting flooded.

My rib has an extremely low transom and doesnt take much for it to fill up. I also keep in on a pontoon in the summer so when there is particulalry bad weather forecast, we droppe the self bailers and let it "sink". Its going end up sunk overnight anyway and by sinkking it first it stops it getting tossed around as much.

As someone said earlier, the guy is lucky its a rib and I'm guessing probably has his electrics/fuel set up so it can sink. I sunk my rib this summer whilts switching fuel tanks. I took a couple of waves over the stern and that was me done for. I hadnt trimmed the engine up first so it got flooded but since its a rib, i didnt have to take a swim. Fortunately, I was out with 3 other ribs so they towed me in.

Dont be too quick to jump to conclusions about peoples boats, you dont know their circumstances or how the boat is set up. It really doesnt take long for them to sink and once they are full of water, they are full of water, nothing else can happen!
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A perfect example of the benefits of an open transom - everyone should have one, works really well when you rip the tubes off too .
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