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Old 08 December 2009, 08:59   #1
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Ribcraft - hull water ingression

Hey guys, I have a Ribcraft 9.0. Recently, I have noticed that the it is getting heavier as shown on the crane and it is getting sluggish in water. There is a high chance that water has managed to find its way into the hull core. Any idea how to get rid of the water?
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Call Ribcraft and speak to them, always very helpful.
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Not sure about the 9m but would imagine it may have the same system as mine i.e a small Bronze screw bung which is located in the in the front of the bilge. Just open it [short flat end,run the Rib with the pump on,it'll soon empty!f you do much rough weather Ribbing [and as a consequence] flood the deck from time to time! water can ingress via the cable duct,even though it is raised.Or if you keep it on a mooring make sure your auto bilge pump is working well.Hope this may be of help.
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You could try chopping it in on an Osprey. They're so dry between the skins you could keep your valuables in there.
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You could try chopping it in on an Osprey. They're so dry between the skins you could keep your valuables in there.
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I had a lot of trouble with a 7.8 I used to manage the ingress was through the deck mountings of the a frame
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Hey guys, I have a Ribcraft 9.0. Recently, I have noticed that the it is getting heavier as shown on the crane and it is getting sluggish in water. There is a high chance that water has managed to find its way into the hull core. Any idea how to get rid of the water?
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Things to check: the gaskets on the three screw-in bungs on the transom for perishing or being over-tightened (or missing!); if you've got any deck hatches, the gaskets on these for crumbling or getting damaged. Any ducts (even the shrouded ones) will let some water in - but not much usually.

As for removing the water - bilge pump and extra hose, or wife and a bucket.

I hope you didn't mean the water was actually in the skin of the hull - if so you've got a real problem, for which the solution could be drastic
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