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Old 13 November 2008, 05:05   #41
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I doubt if there will be much kid making action going on for a while when this is read!.

Hopefully your Searider hasn't had the flooding hull blocked up. this will be realhelp regarding stability when takin photo's be careful with your love of Seariders that's what started me off!
No fear of 2pumps and a squirt now

It's still got a flooding hull and I'm a little red faced to admit I forgot about it in my rush to get her launched. She'd just gone into the water and I was tying her off when I could here this water flooding in...Panic!! Checked the drain plug..no that's ok..then it dawned on me. Felt a right deck head!
I was surprised at how stable it was, moving around didn't make much roll at all. Anyway me telling you lot this is like telling me nan about the war.
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Old 13 November 2008, 07:03   #42
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Look on the bright side

Now that your not getting any action you'll have loads more time to look after the boat. At least an extra couple of minutes a day

re the hull I really like Matt H's solution to having the floding hull as an option by using removable bungs...very sensible, methinks
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Old 13 November 2008, 07:14   #43
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Now that your not getting any action you'll have loads more time to look after the boat. At least an extra couple of minutes a day

re the hull I really like Matt H's solution to having the floding hull as an option by using removable bungs...very sensible, methinks
The removable bow bungs work well. The stern one however leaked water over a period of time and made the handling....'interesting'... by the time the amount of water was noticeble-it had 30+ litres of water sloshing from bow to stern resulting in some interesting bow-down moments while shutting down fast in chop.

I've replaced the rear one with a semi-permanent stainless disc with a drain bung in it now. Far easier.
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The in that case

i really like nos's improved version even more got any pictures so I can steal the idea for my 4.7.
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Old 13 November 2008, 07:33   #45
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Yeah, would be good to see how you've done it. But I think i'll keep it as is for now. The out of the hole speed seems ok to me right now
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i really like nos's improved version even more got any pictures so I can steal the idea for my 4.7.
Matt H made the bungs in the bow holes-they are rubber bungs with bolts through so when you tighten them they expand. On the stern it's just a disc cut out of 1mm brushed stainless stuck on with grey Sikaflex-brushed side inwards-with a hole mullered in it for a normal cheap plastic drain bung so I can drain the hull when it's out of the water. It'll come off with about 5 minutes with a stanley blade.

Can't find any pics-sorry!
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Searider bungs in the bow

Hi Guys,have you thought of the possibility that any seepage into the flooding hull could build up,Your rear transom seal breaks off as you go for another record hole shot.The contained water rushes out and puts the decking under a volumetricly displaced vacuum.Seems like a cracking idea to me ! Why not leave your bow vents open with a spring loaded transom seal.Normaly loaded the bow vents are above water,any small ingress is automatically dumped when under way.Less maintenance and risk !
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Hi Guys,have you thought of the possibility that any seepage into the flooding hull could build up,Your rear transom seal breaks off as you go for another record hole shot.The contained water rushes out and puts the decking under a volumetricly displaced vacuum.Seems like a cracking idea to me ! Why not leave your bow vents open with a spring loaded transom seal.Normaly loaded the bow vents are above water,any small ingress is automatically dumped when under way.Less maintenance and risk !
Yes. It's never going to happen-when enough water builds up in the hull to be very noticeable there isn't anywhere near enough in there to cause that. The underdeck area would need to be shaped like a funnel (it's not)to even get a vague possibility of that happening.

Besides, there's times you really do need that extra bit of holeshot on a 5.4-like when you can't see the land over the waves.
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Old 13 November 2008, 08:46   #49
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After being out on my 4 I really want a taste of a 5.4. Organise one of them there searider gatherings again mate
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On second thoughts don't! Coz I can't afford one
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