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Old 21 September 2018, 15:50   #1
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Water Ballast System

Hi guys

I got my new (to me) Avon 310 centre console down to my boat in Spain.

All is well, just a quick question, the rib has 2 drain bungs. One obviously for the deck, but the other is a couple of inches further down.

A guy on the dock said that this rib is fitted with a water ballast system...can anyone shed any light on this...ie, is he correct, how much water does it hold, should I run with the plug in or out..the same guys stated running with the plug out allows it to empty on plane.

Any suggestions?
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Old 21 September 2018, 17:05   #2
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My guess is one for the deck one for the keel which might also drain the anchor locker flooding hull usually has a hole at the bow to allow air in fast
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If it’s a Rover 310 it’s a void drain for water that gets between the deck and hull (through console fixings etc) not a ballast like the SR range
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Those models DO NOT utilize a water ballast system.
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Old 21 September 2018, 23:26   #5
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This was the one...I am assuming its a Rover 310, but not sure as it has no tag.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132715514864?ul_noapp=true
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Yes it’s a rover no ballast!
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No ballast system on this model (only the Avon Searider range which is 4m+). Bottom drain is to drain any water that gets in there - remove when the boat is out of the water.
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