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Old 27 June 2006, 16:42   #11
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flooding hull

Thanks for all the ideas, everybody.

Is it not possible to feed a tube down the bung hole in the floor, next to the transom, which connects with the flooding hull and use a pump to suck out the water that way?
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Old 27 June 2006, 18:29   #12
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Thanks for all the ideas, everybody.

Is it not possible to feed a tube down the bung hole in the floor, next to the transom, which connects with the flooding hull and use a pump to suck out the water that way?
Bilge pumps are generally designed to 'push' water, not 'pull' it. They need water in the mechanism to generate flow which they can't do on fresh air.
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Old 27 June 2006, 19:00   #13
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feed a tube down the bung hole in the floor, next to the transom, which connects with the flooding hull

You've got a bung in your FLOOR? I've not seen that on an SR4 before. What year is it? (last 2 digits of your hull number-stamped on top of transom)
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the front holes are not too big. less than 1 inch, probably about 3/4 inch
and the back one is maybe 2.5 inches. you cannot get your fist in the transom hole.
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Old 28 June 2006, 03:04   #15
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bung in floor

Don't know the year as the id plate is missing - I'll post a photo if you're interested
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Sorry if I've caused any confusion. Mine's a 5.4 and has 2 bung holes in the deck that go straight through to the flooding hull. From what gaviotapete says, the drain hole in the transom is a lot smaller as well.
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Hi

Mine is a 4.2 and has 1 cork size bung in the floor at the stern that drains into the flooding hull

I'll take a picture when/ if I get it back and some pictures of the flooding hull holes and dims to

If your going to dive from the rib don't you want the hull to flood so that it is lower in the water and more stable for getting in and out of ?
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If you want to find the hole you could;

take the boat off the trailer,

sit boat on some soft grass

connect hose pipe to tap

connect other end of hose pipe to the boat

turn on tap

wait

see where the water comes out and

bobs your uncle, theres your hole!

Tried and tested method for sailing dinghies!

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Old 01 July 2006, 16:49   #19
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Onward & Upward

Neil, If you are still stuck give me an email at stevewaters@v21mail.co.uk and I'll forward pictures and measurements I have a 4+ searider and it still has all its holes!!?
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