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Old 28 April 2015, 14:28   #21
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Just thinking about my post perhaps we need a new sticky post entitled - Dear Rib Manufacturer these are these things that you should listen to from Rib users, good and bad points of rib design which might help some manufacturer create the ultimate rib.
Surely the "ultimate" RIB is one made to your exact requirements, something that at least half a dozen uk builders will do for you.
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Old 28 April 2015, 14:28   #22
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Old 28 April 2015, 15:03   #23
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I have to completly agree with you, having done lots of work on fitting new stuff and replacing an A Frame on my cobra it was a right pain in the backside sorting the cables out and pulling various through. I have two right hand parts in the pipes as they come up the back of the boat and up through the console.

If wanting to pull new stuff through then try a good deal of talcolm powder along the cable you want to pull through, that does help, but if you really have limited space due to pipe size you may have to pull all out and then clean, dose of tal and redo all.

Yes I wished manufacturers would put much bigger pipes in or simple a run along the deck that you could potentially uncover.

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I use a silicone spray - seems to work well, not sure talcum powder is ideal especially in a damp environment - would it not be a bit messy?
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Old 28 April 2015, 15:18   #24
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IMO a bigger issue is water always gets in them, I'm currently contemplating how to dry mine out before sealing it with non stick tape.
Valid point. I'm sure there's water in the trunking on mine. The boat filled up with water after a particularly heavy downpour a few years back, and even with a tight witches hat grommet at the stern, water found its way in. I had to drag through new replacement throttle cable and the old stuff came out wet.

Can manufacturers drill the trunking to allow it to drain into the hull void? Worth noting that most if not all outboard manufacturers don't use tinned cable, so the cable that's submerged in the bilge is simply rotting away with corrosion.

Contemplating getting some sort of Heath Robinson suction device rigged up!
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Can manufacturers drill the trunking to allow it to drain into the hull void? & then when your deck floods, so does the hull
Worth noting that most if not all outboard manufacturers don't use tinned cable, so the cable that's submerged in the bilge is simply rotting away with corrosion. Not unless the insulation is compromised, if it is, then even tinned cable will rot.

Contemplating getting some sort of Heath Robinson suction device rigged up!
A stirrup pump might do it, but I don't actually see water in the ducting as a problem.
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help some manufacturer create the ultimate rib.
Most of it's not 'creating the ultimate RIB' though, it's them doing the bloody job properly in the first place so they don't create an unmaintainable showboat that has to be dismantled to its component parts to change a bulb.

Bit like a RR sport I guess...
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Ref 'when your deck floods so does the hull', not if you've got decent witches hats etc on both ends, or no access for water to get in.

I'm actually starting to really appreciate the way my Ballistic is trunked-there's a hole through the deck either end. One end is inside the console, the other end has a witches hat. The trunking is very simple-it's a single straight length, flat against the hull with both ends open. It self drains at both ends into the bilge. I have an outlet with a normal expanding bung into my splashwell for anything that does get into the hull, which is very very little.
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Old 28 April 2015, 17:14   #28
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Ref 'when your deck floods so does the hull', .
Agreed, but I was thinking more if the boat was on a mooring & filled with rain or after a "super stuffing" etc. The water would naturally run to the stern & could eventually overtop the WH, it would then run into the hull. You would have to pull the boat out to empty it, unless you had a second bilge pump under the deck. If the underdeck trunk is sealed, the worst that could happen is just the duct fills with water. IMHO draining the duct into the hull is compromising the integrity of the hull, it's no longer a sealed buoyant chamber. In a past existence, I have been sat in a RIB with water level with the top of the tubes & gear floating away, we got one of the dry boxes back 3 months later.
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Valid point. I'm sure there's water in the trunking on mine. The boat filled up with water after a particularly heavy downpour a few years back, and even with a tight witches hat grommet at the stern, water found its way in. I had to drag through new replacement throttle cable and the old stuff came out wet.

Can manufacturers drill the trunking to allow it to drain into the hull void? Worth noting that most if not all outboard manufacturers don't use tinned cable, so the cable that's submerged in the bilge is simply rotting away with corrosion.

Contemplating getting some sort of Heath Robinson suction device rigged up!
i'm not sure what i'll do, this is my current setup as of tonight-

still thinking of taping it up to stop rain/washing it down letting more in.

took about 30 mins to pull the new hydraulic hose through, nothing is ever easy!

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