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Old 20 January 2009, 12:48   #1
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Searider Flooding Hull block

just thought id post these, basically its a Nylon 100mm dia castor wheel, (these are a good interference fit) used the Pillar Drill to mill it down flush and inserter a plastic drain thingy in it to drain any water that does get in.
i used rubber bungs for the front with a stainless bolt and washer, glue and clamp it up, this system can easily be removed if reqd to,i know its a bit of a dull subject but there have been quite a few versions of a flooding hull valve,and this does work very well,as used on my last one.
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Old 20 January 2009, 15:03   #2
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Nice one matt h
I've seen all manner of things used to constipate Seariders over the years, but never one of these.
Mr Tesco isn't going to be too impressed though.........."3 wheels on my trolley"
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Old 20 January 2009, 15:06   #3
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just thought id post these, basically its a Nylon 100mm dia castor wheel, (these are a good interference fit) used the Pillar Drill to mill it down flush and inserter a plastic drain thingy in it to drain any water that does get in.
i used rubber bungs for the front with a stainless bolt and washer, glue and clamp it up, this system can easily be removed if reqd to,i know its a bit of a dull subject but there have been quite a few versions of a flooding hull valve,and this does work very well,as used on my last one.
Nice idea!

Don't fill it up in Tesco or it'll stop as you go out of the carpark....
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Old 20 January 2009, 15:17   #4
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ha ha Downhill, that made me laff,
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Old 21 January 2009, 05:16   #5
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It may be an even better interference fit once its been in the water,
i dont know wether its true for sure but i have been told nylon is slightly hygroscopic and expands slightly when immersed for long periods?
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