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Old 01 September 2005, 15:57   #21
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Trunk is good to have. Like Scary Des says, you might never need them...but one day...... Best RIB design is jet drive, sloping floor and open transom. Never any water in the boat ever.
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Old 01 September 2005, 15:59   #22
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Im still on the North SEA

get Jimbo to give Britt a call and scrounge the Hypalon of us! we have some blue you can use.

if you want self bailers *urgghhhh! then try inflatable boat supplies
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Old 01 September 2005, 15:59   #23
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i still think the bilge is good enough
You've lost me there Chops. Bilge and Donkey's Knob are not the same thing.
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Old 01 September 2005, 16:24   #24
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I'm assuming that choppywaters thinks that an electric bilge is enough to clear water out of the boat?
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Old 01 September 2005, 16:55   #25
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What do you take me for, some sort of secretary

Will call Britt tomorrow.

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get Jimbo to give Britt a call and scrounge the Hypalon of us! we have some blue you can use.

if you want self bailers *urgghhhh! then try inflatable boat supplies
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Old 01 September 2005, 19:39   #26
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Electric Donkey dong ??

Thing I'm not sure about is how best to deploy the donkey dong
Seems most of the time the bilge pump will take care of business.
The only time I really need is ,if I get swamped and then leaving the helm and
going to release the dong line is the last thing I want to do

Anyone ever rigged up a valve to a switch on the console that can be flipped and opened in an instant or is that open to too many safety issues.

Just a thought

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Old 01 September 2005, 20:06   #27
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Since when did a Donkey's knob become an "Elephants Trunk"?
Actually it's Donkey's Dick and it is used for Jerry can spouts like this

http://www.mattsavage.com/bits/jerry_can/GJC002.jpg

For more definitions see here

http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...&defid=1183097
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Old 01 September 2005, 22:03   #28
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What do you take me for, some sort of secretary

Will call Britt tomorrow.
Thamks I did not want to publish her Phone number cos you know how shy and retiring she is!
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Old 02 September 2005, 10:18   #29
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You've lost me there Chops. Bilge and Donkey's Knob are not the same thing.
my bad i wasnt sayin they are. I meant that i think the bilge pump would be enough rather than having donkey knobs or elephant trunks or giraff necks or whatever u wanna call them (made the last one up )
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Bilge pump enough? No!

There are several problems with electric bilge pumps:

1. They aren't fast enough! If you have a boat full of water, even the fastest pump won't clear it out in a decent time.
2. The float switches can (and do) stick.
3. Electric pumps can fail.
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