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Old 04 July 2011, 19:22   #1
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Late night good ideas club...

Well you are sat there knowing that you have a 25 year old RIB that needs a little TLC, namely a 5.4m searider but the more uncommon deluxe.. So you start by taking the cover off and thinking I will give it a clean, then you remove the seats and mouldings and then think that is a big deck space a centre console would look nice there.. then you go to the back of your garage where you see a centre console.. Then you geta tape measure and erm.. measure up! So looks like tomorrow is going to be a busy day! Or do we just clean it and put it back together!
I quite fancy a centre console but leaving the bow cover attached rather than hacking it off, just leaves a nice area to try and have moderatley less wet stuff in a searider..
What do you use to block up your searider flooding hull ports? Has anyone made a custom fitting yet?
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Hi Alex

I believe I've seen people using things similar to these:
BPF - Tube Expansion Bungs, Pipe Seals and Expanding Winter Plugs - Buy Online

But with a bolt/nut which you tighten to expand the bung in the holes.

If you use the search feature here, there are a lot of other suggestions, some people blank them off and fit a regular bung into them
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do the trick..

They look like will do the trick..
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I would worry about the plastic clip breaking though
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Best buy 2 then

I reckon a spare would be in order.. although if does break just becomaes a flooding hull again!
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I guess once its in, you dont really need to take it out.. I was thinking it would be annoying if the clip was to break trying to get it out.. im sure the plastic clip will go brittle after a bit of time around salt water
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