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Old 13 April 2006, 11:01   #1
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Elepahant Trunks

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?
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Old 13 April 2006, 11:05   #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, 11:10   #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, 11:19   #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, 11:43   #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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Old 13 April 2006, 15:18   #8
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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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try henshaw inflatables
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Old 13 April 2006, 16:39   #12
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How about this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RIB-boat-ELEPH...QQcmdZViewItem

My only concern would be the small diameter (50mm) tube
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Have a look here
Elephant Trunk

JWs method is a good one (as always), and for once does not require an angle grinder.
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Old 14 April 2006, 06:44   #14
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thanks for all the help. i will do it myself i have found some pipe with elephant trunk written all over it, ill get some hypalon cut-offs from scorpion. ill let you know how it all goes with step by step pictures of fu*k ups by myself.

enjoy summers here
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sorry people no pictures after the arrival of my first baby boy on sunday the video camara has not left the hospital.

1 i have cut the holes they are 700mm wide on each side of the engine bay.
2 got the trunks made up by scott at rib repair (great job).
3 i put resin all over the holes and let it sink in.
4 i then glassed the hole and sanded it back.
5 when i offered it up she need a tap in.
6 after struggaling to get the pipe out again i coated it with resin and set them in place.
7 then attached the trunks with some heavy duty clips an some stickaflex.

they look great plus i saved a load of money even though i had to by a new drill after burning mine out. i hope to get some pics when i have camara at home and show you what the out come was.

thanks for all you advice people you made it easy to do.
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Congrats Pop for a healthy Baby Boy.

Looks as though you're well chuffed on both fronts (Baby and Trunks). Perhaps for your next project some hypalon Bibs
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Big congratulations Pop!


btw, it was me that won the 50mm trunk.
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thanks for the congratulation guys . hypalon bibs is a great idea ill get on it right away . rib is going in the water at 9 am hope all goes well with my trunks.

hope to see you all out on the water pop
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1 i have cut the holes they are 700mm wide ....
Pop, them's what I call elephant trunks!

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well thank you for the gramer lesson.

someone said to me once "you will never be a academic ben" and i replyed "good someone has to employ them". remind you of anyone?
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