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Old 16 June 2008, 17:39   #11
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Put yer cables above the deck. Tuck them under the tube a tie them off. Put the new deck down totally sealed with a bug in the well. No water inside the hull - ever. It may look a little less bling but you'll be safe in the knowledge that your hull will stay sound with no attention. Just look at all the stories on here where folk have water in hull problems - why risk it? Because it looks a bit prettier?

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Put yer cables above the deck. Tuck them under the tube a tie them off. Put the new deck down totally sealed with a bug in the well. No water inside the hull - ever. It may look a little less bling but you'll be safe in the knowledge that your hull will stay sound with no attention. Just look at all the stories on here where folk have water in hull problems - why risk it? Because it looks a bit prettier?

Fair point.

Leave 'em above deck. Stub yer toes. Trip over them. What's the worst that can happen? MoB and you die. Your choice.
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Old 16 June 2008, 18:02   #13
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Humbers get water in the hull anyway, that why they come with drain plugs
My trunk is a solid 4" pipe, water can't get into the hull anyway from it (just everywhere else)
Having had the on deck solution on a small RIB I am quite happy to be rid of it to clear the decks for dive kit and stop dmage from objects being dropped on the loom.
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If I wanted to put a simple trunking system in a RIB then I would buy a length of drain pipe a couple of 90 or 45 deg elbows and some solvent glue. Stick it all together with generous "tails" sticking though the deck and glass it in. Fix deck in place. Trim pipework inside console and leaving as much tail sticking up as possible at the transom fix a Hyperlon elephants trunk. The Idea of the elephants trunk is to stop water that might build up in the transom area going into the hull.
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I do not think that fibreglass will stick to PVC or ABS pipe very well. May be ok with Sikaflex????.
Afterthought: you could use a screw type bulkhead fitting to connect to the deck, that would work.
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Humbers get water in the hull anyway, that why they come with drain plugs
Mine doesn't.
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Leave 'em above deck. Stub yer toes. Trip over them. What's the worst that can happen? MoB and you die. Your choice.
I've never been overboard and I'm not dead yet.

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I do not think that fibreglass will stick to PVC or ABS pipe very well. May be ok with Sikaflex????.
Afterthought: you could use a screw type bulkhead fitting to connect to the deck, that would work.
I wasn't thinking as much of sticking it down, more holding it in place and stop it rattling around. The deck will do most of the fixing I recon.
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Thanks Guys.
Lots of good ideas and allready some controversy.

It is just the engine control cables that I am considering. The electrical stuff is easy. There is very little under deck space available.
Pic 1 below is from a post around 2 years ago and shows how things were.
Basically the bends were far too tight.
I was thinking of bringing the top hat forward to a similar position to BruceB s.
There is only 160mm at most. Green line Pic 2.
What do you think about the route in Pic 3, using the old top hat, boot and the nice new bit of trunking I just got from Hugh Jardon.

JW. Sound advice, but I like pretty . I have found all the leaks and taken them to the tip. Most of the under deck water was getting in round the fuel pipe which used to exit in the well and was sealed with a bit of mastic. I am still working on a solution to that, but what ever happens, water will not get in that way in future.
Hopefull I will be able to use under deck routes without getting a hull full of water.
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Most of the under deck water was getting in round the fuel pipe which used to exit in the well and was sealed with a bit of mastic. I am still working on a solution to that, but what ever happens, water will not get in that way in future.
Hopefull I will be able to use under deck routes without getting a hull full of water.
Smaller diameter hoses one each side if you use the suction hose you can prep it and glass it in.

For the fuel connection hydraulic bulkhead fittings in stainless + doughty seals with a couple of large washers glassed on to either side of the bulk head to give them something to lock up to. Or just a stainless socket welded to a plate and glassed in
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