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Old 16 May 2012, 09:52   #11
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As an alternative approach you might consider fitting a baling trunk. Some ribs float with the deck at or above the external waterline and so sit happily with the trunk down draining any rain water out. Other boats (Narwhal and I think Zodiac) use one way valves in the transom. Options like this mean the water will never get too deep inside the rib and minimizes possible malfunctions to something in the boat floating back and blocking the baler.
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Old 16 May 2012, 10:05   #12
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I had the same problem with my little Humber 5m. I had it on a swing mooring and in some bad weather. Overnight the waves breaking over the bow actually sank the boat to the level where the water flowed out over the transom. I would have been better off if i had left the elephants trunk down.
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Old 16 May 2012, 14:07   #13
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I had the same problem with my little Humber 5m. I had it on a swing mooring and in some bad weather. Overnight the waves breaking over the bow actually sank the boat to the level where the water flowed out over the transom. I would have been better off if i had left the elephants trunk down.
We had that on the searider, though it usually occurs when the wind is against tide. Your boat hangs off the mooring putting stern to waves, they then slop over and overwhelm the bilge pump, if you have one.
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