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Old 16 August 2015, 15:35   #11
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Originally Posted by ribber View Post
My ribeye is quite an old one now, 2004 ish. So may be different design now.

Yes there was a fibreglass back panel behind the back bench seat. Behind that was the bilge pump sitting in the well. In that well I have to reach down to the bottom of the well and fumble around for the inner bung, full arms reach when seat box in the way. You can see the hole for external bung from there to the transom.

When I had problems with the bilge pump, which was quite often because you have to clean the float within the pump (gets stuck with sticky residue from slimy stagnant salt water stopping the automatic function), I left off the panel completely. It allows air to circulate and stops the build up of black slime and rotting damp smell. Also allows maintenance of pump and access to inner bung.

Again sorry if my ribeye is not the same design as others but I don't see that it can be that much different.
Perfect I'll check it out - mine is the same age as yours!

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Old 17 August 2015, 03:09   #12
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Oh I thought you had a latter one, post 2005 I think it was it was changed quite a bit, lost the rails in the deck and back bench seat box changed too!

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