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Old 21 November 2008, 15:38   #21
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Oh well only ten years to go then
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Old 21 November 2008, 15:44   #22
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Oh well only ten years to go then
We hit a big one this summer, water back aft was almost level with the transom. My 13yo got the 'yell', he was wading around with has arm underwater trying to find the trunk cord. We had 9 people and a tonne of water onboard, she was labouring a bit.
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We hit a big one this summer, water back aft was almost level with the transom. My 13yo got the 'yell', he was wading around with has arm underwater trying to find the trunk cord. We had 9 people and a tonne of water onboard, she was labouring a bit.
Yep happened to me too .. I heard one of my old seadog family laughing at me from the heavens as the skipper, as my crew got a good dunk when we took a force 6-7 breaker over the side ..... Respect to the old boy up in the heavens who taught me so much ! ..We were in a RIB ..the only boat that could take it easily, and still let us laugh .. and learn and run home safe and sound ..

When in doubt boys ..trunks down .. else up ,dont frighten the laydees now
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Not the best photo (took it quickly while at work) but instead of the trunk rope going to a cleat on the transom, the rope is extended, running through a block and along the tube.

There is then a clip and a ring on the rope, so that when you clip them together, the trunk is up, and to drop the trunk, you just unclip them.

The picture is of it with the trunk down.
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Do you connect them to the compressor or the 12 volt supply
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Do you connect them to the compressor or the 12 volt supply
Yeeasss (Paxman Stylie) ... if they are anything like mine, they need plugged into the mains first, then a medium charge of C4 placed under them before they'll do anything
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Yeeasss (Paxman Stylie) ... if they are anything like mine, they need plugged into the mains first, then a medium charge of C4 placed under them before they'll do anything
LOL... Disguise the trunks as wallets. They'll be in and out of them constantly...
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