Originally Posted by daniel2003
We will be leaving the hull open. I was thinking of blocking it up but then when i wanted it i couldnt use it. Is there any way of covering it so it fills up slower than usual but still fills?
My sailing dinghy has transom flaps. Basically a piece of thin plastic (ice-cream tub lid) attached on a single side by a strip of metal screwed on. two holes in it to a "bridle" of shock cord which then connects to a hook inside the boat. To release you unhook (or if its full it will push the flap as the shock cord opens... You should be able to do something similar on the back flap with a hook in the space. But not sure you you'd do the front one (maybe a piece of plastic on the inside with shock cord coming through the hole and out to the bow?? and it may also just slow down the water coming out?!
Could you elephant's trunk the back hole?
How often would you want to use the front? Expanding bung on a string and just lean over to put it in place / remove...