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Old 05 June 2007, 11:27   #11
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All this to remove a pint of dirty water???

Maybe I just drill a hole in the bottom of the boat to let it out then take the hull to Ribcraft to get it fixed!

Could work out cheaper!!!

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what about just winching the nose up off the trailer till the water pours out?

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Or find a very steep hill.

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I think the easiest way is to remove the batteries, drain the fuel, remove the engine.

I shall then turn the hull over and let the water out!

Whilst the boat is upside down, it could be worth polishing the keel band.
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I think the easiest way is to remove the batteries, drain the fuel, remove the engine.

I shall then turn the hull over and let the water out!

Whilst the boat is upside down, it could be worth polishing the keel band.
and drilling a drain hole in the hull

Do tell more as to how it got there in the first place?
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For those who wish to begin a draining exercise, fist fill the duct.

This can best be done with a boat full of people.

First go ahead into a very narrow and shallow creek.

When the skeg touches the bottom, raise the engine to about 45 degrees.

It helps if the engine then fails to engage reverse.

When reverse is finally selected, increase the throttle setting until there is a mixture of water and foam spilling over the transom.

The captain should, at that point be so concerned about avoiding other floaty things that he completely fails to notice the water and foam coming aboard.

When the issue is pointed out to him by the crew, he shouts at the crew and insists that everything is OK.

Water around the ankles is the first indictaion to the captain that, maybe, all is not well.

This exercise is also best done in a harbour with a low speed limit ( see thread on Cowes, for example) where the elephants trunk is ineffective.

When all aboard have wet feet, socks, trousers and are the picnic is also soaked, find a pub which welcomes such a crew!

On return home, remove the carpets from the car so that they can dry out!
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