Originally Posted by Mugshot
Saw a guy on the slip last summer and was amazed at how much water was pouring out of his elephant trunk, it just didnt seem to stop the whole time I was sorting my trailer, lighting board etc out, the point is there was a shocking amount of water on that rib and I wondered what on earth he'd been doing. Anyway saw him launching the next day, with his trunk down
, he didnt fix it up at all
That water may have come in while he was waiting to recover. I've done that a few times, and while the tubes are just slightly below the waterline, the deck of the boat fills pretty quickly (depending on how the trunks flop into the water.) Get up on plane (or put it on a trailer, I suppose) and it disappears pretty quickly.
I remember diving in pretty nasty weather once; the swells were occasionally breaking over the bow of the boat while on the hook. When I got back in, the entire deck was covered in about 4" of water. Powering up, it all sloshed to the back (would have been about knee-high at the transom), but it emptied within a half mile of taking off. The diving that day wasn't really worth it.