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Old 08 June 2011, 11:07   #1
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Help, my self-bailers don't work! they let water out, but they always let water back in when at rest. I've tried giving them a good jet washing but it hasn't made any difference. Do other people get this problem with this type of self-bailer? If so, what's the answer? Take them off and clean them up? Take them off and buy new ones? Replace them with a more traditional alternative? Any thoughts?

PS. the water is definitely coming in around the ball - the other fitings are watertight.
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Old 08 June 2011, 11:22   #2
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I have the same problem with mine, as far as I can tell this type of self-bailer always leaks. replace with an elephany trunk, you can't beat old technology!!!!
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Old 08 June 2011, 11:37   #3
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Useless buggers those unless Spotlessly clean inside.

And can you get inside to clean them easily – Nope.


I’d also suggest some elephants trunks, but they are not always the easiest to set up on some boats so that deployment and lifting isn’t a bit of a ‘faff’.

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Help, my self-bailers don't work! they let water out, but they always let water back in when at rest. I've tried giving them a good jet washing but it hasn't made any difference. Do other people get this problem with this type of self-bailer? If so, what's the answer? Take them off and clean them up? Take them off and buy new ones? Replace them with a more traditional alternative? Any thoughts?

PS. the water is definitely coming in around the ball - the other fitings are watertight.
Big engines for a 6m?, your not using us to fix problems on boats in your yard by any chance
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Old 09 June 2011, 03:56   #5
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Big engines for a 6m?, your not using us to fix problems on boats in your yard by any chance
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Nice One! But of course we will "fix the problem". I just want to make sure that it is fixed and advice from others might save a lot of time.

Can't say I'm a big fan of these "cup and ball" type gizmos and it would seem that changing them for some other type might be the way to go.

Thanks for the advice.
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trunk's, nothing else about that does the job as well, not yet anyway, i don't like trunk's and i have a cunning plan, but first i need to find a stainless valve that looks like a camera shutter, anybody?
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trunk's, nothing else about that does the job as well, not yet anyway, i don't like trunk's and i have a cunning plan, but first i need to find a stainless valve that looks like a camera shutter, anybody?
interesting!!!!!
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