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Old 10 June 2013, 11:51   #11
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Elephant trunks the way to go,
But if anyone knows if its actually possible to stay dry in a searider i would like to know how?

Not falling in face first helps
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Old 10 June 2013, 14:26   #12
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I said in a searider not out of one NOBBUR
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Old 10 June 2013, 14:54   #13
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I got into trouble a few years ago in my tornado.it had a elephants trunk and a manual bilge pump fitted.problem was couldn't get up on the plane to use the trunk and had to drive the boat so couldn't sit at the transom pumping.electric pump would not get the boat dry,but on that day left running it would have helped.my advice fit all three!

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Actually, when the boat is flooded, you do not have to get on the plane immediately for the elephant's trunk to work. If you apply power, the bow lifts and much of the water exits over the transom cutout, with more going down the elephant's trunk, simply because there is water at a higher level in the boat!
As the level drops, so the hydrostatic pressure reduces, but so does the overall weight in the boat and you start to plane, finishing off the job of bailing in the normal way.

Well, that's the theory!
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Old 10 June 2013, 16:05   #15
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In theroy,yes but when the cause of the problem is one of the chambers is full of water its a different game!
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Dig the drill out and get an elephants trunk fitted
Agreed. Elephant trunks will drain your deck in next to no time. Good effort on the mad trip by the way.
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Old 10 June 2013, 17:02   #17
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+1 on the elephant trunk. I added a single 3" diameter one to my ~5m RIB and its perfect. There's no way any pump can empty the boat like a powered firehose...
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