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Old 22 November 2007, 16:19   #11
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Where is the best place to get the full elephant trunk kit please

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Old 22 November 2007, 16:27   #12
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They come up on e-bay from time to time, ready to fit with a flange which screws to the outside of the transom.
Alternatively, the toob makers on here should be able to knock them up for you.

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Old 23 November 2007, 04:26   #13
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Originally Posted by Nos4r2 View Post

Better to put a pipe over the transom for the bilge pump if a skin fitting would have to be close to the waterline. Nothing stops water coming back in through a bilge pump.

ASAP do one way valves for bilge pumps - they serve two purposes - one to stop the water in the pipe running back into the boat, and two to stop water being siphoned back into the boat - it is good practise to site any skin fittings well above water level though!
Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 23 November 2007, 04:37   #14
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I'll second all of the above - One way valves are particularly prone to getting small bits of seaweed, sand etc under the valve seat - they never close properly, esp if you go and find a nice beach somewhere....

The one advantage of trunks over bilge pump is that trunks don't rely on battery, a motor, a level switch etc etc to work (also see previous threads on reliability of them) - momentum & gravity are pretty infallable! The down side as said before - trunks are as good as useless unless you're on the plane.

Trunks can have the "pull up" string led forward to a cleat by the console, so you dont even need to get off your seat to fix them up!

Try these (in no partuicular order other than how they fell out of Google) for a start: , scroll down to item HEN002063 Page 11
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Old 23 November 2007, 05:34   #15
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These are available at less than a tenner here:

Sorry cant upload pic.

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