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Old 21 May 2005, 03:42   #21
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Above relates to post 10 and 11.
God I must be a slow typist.
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Old 21 May 2005, 04:14   #22
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Above relates to post 10 and 11.
God I must be a slow typist.
It took you 12hrs to type out your message, yes you are slow .

Yeh I know about the risk of crap getting stuck in the flap, but I don't leave my RIB in the sea for any more than a day at a time so shouldn't really bother me. What I do get though is a small amount of water in the hull during fishing expeditions that I want cleared. Don't know where it's comming in from, but it dosen't appear to get any when going on cruises unless it's really rough.

I'll give it a go and see what happens

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Old 21 May 2005, 06:31   #23
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Ay up ya self Pal .

You been out lately, any word on Ribex?
Been out a couple of weeks back at Levington. Keran and me are hoping to be down for Ribex but only as a passenger on the IOW ferry

Bit dissapointed cos Humber have sold me boat that I was interested in. (ex-suzuki demo ocean pro).

I'll give you and Pete7 a shout nearer the time for a few

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Maybe itís a stupid question but whatís the use of a drain plug when you have an elephant trunk? I canít see one of those drain plugís on my rib. Someone knows why?
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The drain plugs stop the hull filling with water, the elephants trunks take away water inside the boat.
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Old 21 May 2005, 13:26   #26
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I canít see one of those drain plugís on my rib.
We did not have a drain plug on our RIB when we got it. So putting one in was one of our first jobs.
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We did not have a drain plug on our RIB when we got it. So putting one in was one of our first jobs.
So does that mean there is water in our hull?
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Im yet to find a hull that doesnt take on some water, its a mystery where it all gets in, but it finds its way in there somehow.

Saying that though, i dont see why a totally watertight hull couldn't be made.
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Old 21 May 2005, 14:54   #29
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Im yet to find a hull that doesnt take on some water, its a mystery where it all gets in, but it finds its way in there somehow.

Saying that though, i dont see why a totally watertight hull couldn't be made.
Hulls usually are watertight - until you start drilling holes in them!!! The problem is the deck - not the hull...........
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My anchor locker drains directly into the bilge, plus there's a few small areas on the deck where water could ingress. The biggest holes in the deck is where the fuel tank sits under the console and another hole in a Jockey base where the battery leads go though, but these are covered and really don't present a problem unless the water level is level with the tops of the tubes. Then I guess your fcuked anyway .
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