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Old 25 February 2008, 03:58   #11
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Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
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Originally Posted by mike-stgt View Post
Hi NOS, is your hull closed?
I ride with it mostly in the mediterran sea and the adria. So the water isn`t rough, like in the nort sea.
Is it so unstable with the hull closed ?
While i am makong a new transom , it would be a clean job to close it.
And also a closed volume 0f 350 litres of air. Even there would be space to
have 2 build in tanks in the front.

I have no experience with this hull, so i prefere the advice from Searider owners more than from this kind of teachers in the net.

Mine's closed and I prefer it that way. It's not unstable at all with it closed, it just moves less with it open.

You'll need to put a drain bung in if you close it.
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Old 25 February 2008, 08:43   #12
Country: Australia
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I agree with Nos4r2,
You must have a drain plug installed. We have used our SR with a closed hull for 15 years, no problems with stability but we remove the bung after every outing to air the hull and let any accumulated moisture out.
Also if your going to build in tanks, may I suggest you make sure that the tank section itself is completely separate from the rest of the under deck area so no spillage or vapors can enter there.

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Old 25 February 2008, 12:37   #13
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Thank you both for this advice.
I will do it the same way and close it .
I want then to make a tank storage into the hull .
The drain is a must. because there is also a lot of condensed water in the hull.
So in the moment i ordered a can of epoxyd material to fix it at the weekend.

Greetings from Germany

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