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Old 15 March 2010, 09:14   #11
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Could you explain this, please? There are seven chambers on my rib (6.5m) and I haven't encountered this technique - sounds useful.
I tried this last year only to see that it made all the baffles on my boats go the wrong way ( there were big 'pull' markes clear ).

Suck it & see I reckon ..............
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Old 15 March 2010, 09:26   #12
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My Humber strictly has 7 sections, but two of them (between front & "middle" sections) are only about 18" long. Never seen a "how to blow it up" instruction, but I find inflating the whole lot then hitting the short sections last seems to work.

I originally thought they may be designed to prevent too much baffle movement & a real softening of the bow should one of the side toobs get punctured, but it's only a theory....
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Old 15 March 2010, 10:22   #13
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My Humber strictly has 7 sections, but two of them (between front & "middle" sections) are only about 18" long.
Was she built to be Coded? Mine was, the leisure versions have 5 sections. I'm guessing (as you suggest) that survivability must have been the aim. It's a PITA going round them all though
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Was she built to be Coded? Mine was, the leisure versions have 5 sections. I'm guessing (as you suggest) that survivability must have been the aim. It's a PITA going round them all though
I guess so. Got a DoT plate on the transom (at risk of showing her age!!) Also got double skinning on a good proportion of the lengthm, triple rubbing strake, fuill set of lifting etyes (now removed as the 8 bolt threads in the water weren't helping fuel consumption or speed!)

I believe she started life in the North Sea - Fitted out by Delta before they started making their own........
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