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Old 20 November 2008, 18:00   #11
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The thought has never crossed my mind, in the works ribs that ive used (Deltas)ive always left the trunks down and as soon as we have stopped pulled it up, sort of second nature.
The pac22 that ive got now this does not matter as the deck and scuppers are above the waterline and its fitted with non return type scuppers anyway.

But I would say leave them down, you will get used to lifting them up once your feet get wet a couple of times.

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Old 20 November 2008, 18:10   #12
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Clearly you would need to re-attach it manually
Why? A waterproof servo motor could do both ways-or if you were clever you could make something out of an old tailgate gas ram and a £5 compressor that'd do the job in both directions.
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Old 20 November 2008, 18:49   #13
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Why? A waterproof servo motor could do both ways-or if you were clever you could make something out of an old tailgate gas ram and a £5 compressor that'd do the job in both directions.
I was thinking of something a little more subtle and ultimately the main requirement is to be able to drop the trunk when you are stuck at the helm.... a small linear solenoid like this would do it.

EBAY Solenoid

Which when extended butts up against a catch that you can clip the rope of the trunk into.

And when you release it the rope drops out.
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I was thinking of something a little more subtle and ultimately the main requirement is to be able to drop the trunk when you are stuck at the helm.... a small linear solenoid like this would do it.

EBAY Solenoid

Which when extended butts up against a catch that you can clip the rope of the trunk into.

And when you release it the rope drops out.
I see your point, but it's as easy to hide an air line as it is a wire if it goes along the main trunking and a small gas ram can easily be hidden too.

However, I'm not sure either idea would be 100% reliable in practice and it'd need to be to beat sods law. Imagine having to free a stuck trunk while the boat is flooded as well as deal with everything else.
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Old 20 November 2008, 20:04   #15
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As already described leave it/them down and remember to lift up when stopped, getting feet wet a few time helps jog the old memory.

In my Searider days our battery was raised off the floor in case the boat filled up with water (due to trunk left down or rain) while moored. It did not take long to drain from full once the engine was started as long as water had not entered the fuel breather. In fact a full SR4 put into full forwards will loose most of it over the transom while doing a “wheelie” and then takes less than 2 mins to drain the rest through the trunk. If in scary waves turn cross/down sea (about 140-150 degrees) from the wave direction to drain. Only problem was on the SR4 raising the battery caused a bit of deviation to the compass.

I also drove a few SR Safetyboat (4, 4,8, 5,4) that had extended trunk lines down the side of the boat just under the tube with a V cleat near your foot so that you could open from the helm's position. I always found it fiddly and never thought it that necessary but I suppose it’s down to personal preference.
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Getting complicated! To be honest, I tend to just leave the trunks down anyway (as said) - however bailing other peoples ribs out first thing in the morning has taught me to bring them up at the end of a session!

Raising battery's something I've thought of. Problem is, in our SR4s we've got the battery under the seat (the evinrude tanks we use don't fit in the same place I believe), with said tank under the steering wheel. Having said that, even when boats have been flooded overnight it's not gone above the battery level. Divine protection maybe?

Nice to see a touch of debate!
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Our RIB and alot of local clubs/WYA etc have it so the trunk can be operated by the helm without having to leave the helms position.

Ill take a photo of the rib today.
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I was thinking of something a little more subtle and ultimately the main requirement is to be able to drop the trunk when you are stuck at the helm.... a small linear solenoid like this would do it.

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Teenage kids work well. Yelling 'Drop the trunk' works a treat.
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Old 21 November 2008, 06:29   #19
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Raising battery's something I've thought of. Problem is, in our SR4s we've got the battery under the seat
Does your console not have a shelf in the sticky up bit for the wheel (the bit that forms the "hole" under the wheel section that I think you are describing that holds a 22l (or one of the old 5 gallon steel) tank? (Did that make sense?)

It's arranged such that the batt on the shelf has the terminals above the water line that if you totally swamped the boat they's still be above water.
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I'm afraid not, I've never seen one like that before. I suppose it's fairly easy to engineer, might think about doing that to a couple next season. There's some very silly layouts going on at the moment, especially at one of our centres where the SR4s had fuel tanks in the stern! Bring on the ultra fast getting onto the plane
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