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Old 13 April 2006, 12:01   #1
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Elepahant Trunks

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HELP i am having a hard time finding elepahant trunks any ideas?

who can i get 100 sq cm elepahant trunks from?

or is it easy to make them? i was thinking of getting some pipe, set the hypalon to the pipe, glass it in to the transom has anyone any experiance wit this?
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Old 13 April 2006, 12:05   #2
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Avon will supply them for something crazy like 38 each. Or you can do exactly what you said above; it's dead easy and costs hardly anything. Just make sure you get a good seal around the pipe on both sides of the transom so no moisture gets in there.
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Old 13 April 2006, 12:10   #3
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have you used the avon ones? good price how do they fit to the transom? any advice on this would good thanks
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ello people

HELP i am having a hard time finding elepahant trunks any ideas?

who can i get 100 sq cm elepahant trunks from?

or is it easy to make them? i was thinking of getting some pipe, set the hypalon to the pipe, glass it in to the transom has anyone any experiance wit this?
Try pinching 'elepahant trunks' into 'Goggle'.
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Old 13 April 2006, 12:19   #5
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No exerpriance of the avon ones.

Ollyit did a thread on here not soo long ago about how he fitted one to his searider. Lots of good photos too, might be worth a look at....
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Old 13 April 2006, 12:43   #6
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thanks that was a great help ill do them myself. ill gut the holes, glass the cut edges, fit the tube and glass it in then put the trunk on. any ideas for attaching the trunk? or just good old west systems.
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That's the Idea

All I have in the tansom is a PVC length of Rigid tubing Silkaflexed in. Attached is a Hypalon tube/hose (via a large stainless jubilee clip). The hose could be quite simply made from rolling a length of Hypalon to form a tube shape of the right diameter and glued after the glue has set run the misuss Iron down it to flatten and make two creases. Pretty cheap to make as well!
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i dont know whether to use a firm pipe or a flexi pipe if i am to glass it in. have you any idears on the type i should use?
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Firm pipe sticking out a bit with flexi attached to it.
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humber may supply one - we got a replacement from them-just a bit of rigid pipe with the hypalon attached and then just sikaflex it in. Judging by the trouble we had hammering the old one out sikaflex is more than adequate.
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