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Old 02 September 2009, 17:57   #51
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Vote for flooding hull open ...

Hehe
Anyway, back to the original question, I think one of the reasons I wasn't in as much trouble as I expected to be when my other half returned from a week away to find an SR4 in the garage was my explanation that it had this clever design feature of a flooding hull, which made it stable enough to have a cup of tea whilst bobbing around. He's very keen on his cups of tea, and that's clearly why they built them like that... and why I had to get that particular boat to keep him happy....
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Anyway, back to the original question, I think one of the reasons I wasn't in as much trouble as I expected to be when my other half returned from a week away to find an SR4 in the garage was my explanation that it had this clever design feature of a flooding hull, which made it stable enough to have a cup of tea whilst bobbing around. He's very keen on his cups of tea, and that's clearly why they built them like that... and why I had to get that particular boat to keep him happy....
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Old 03 September 2009, 08:45   #53
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So, you haven't told him about your plans to block off the flooding hull.....
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Old 03 September 2009, 15:13   #54
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Whilst it may be my fault for raising the issue, imho you are only as old as the lady you feel!!! That makes me 29 so not even 30 something and definitely not middle aged!! Woohoo.
Brr trust me to have an older wife!

I take it your other half hasn't been on the SR4 yet?
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Brr trust me to have an older wife!

Silly boy!!

I take it your other half hasn't been on the SR4 yet?
In that case, (my vote on this) block it off and tell him the air compartment gives improved bouyancy and therefore lifts the boat higher out of the water to ride the waves. Ultimately, it is quicker off the mark! always best!!
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It is good when it points skyward though then shoots off and nearly throws you off the console.
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Very true! Just a pain when skiing having to empty the water out each time your mate fails to get up!!!
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Very true! Just a pain when skiing having to empty the water out each time your mate fails to get it up!!!

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The consensus seems to be to leave the sr4 open as it empties in seconds!! 5.4m and larger, possibly block up, dependant on type of useage!!
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The consensus seems to be to leave the sr4 open as it empties in seconds!! 5.4m and larger, possibly block up, dependant on type of useage!!
I just want to find a reliable way of blocking it up! DHD came up with a good idea (I think it was DHD, was a wail ago). Piece of metal plate with a bolt welded to it goes on the inside of the hull then a larger round plate slides over the bolt and torqued down. Can't remember if he said get a rubber seal between the hull and plate or use sikaflex.
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