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Old 04 June 2007, 12:57   #1
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Water in the Cable Duct!

I swamped the RIB recently. Don't ask, but it was stupidity.

As a result, water entered the duct and came up inside the Console.

It is proving hard to remove it!

Do any ribbers have a system for draining the duct? Or does it matter?

My concern is that if the duct has water in it, the console will always be damp.

Well, water, WD40 and general s**t.

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Old 04 June 2007, 15:28   #2
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Been there, and yes its a bugger to get out.

With the boat on its trailer and the bow up as high as I could get it I fed a piece of plastic tube down the hole and out through the elephants trunk to just above ground level.
I then siphoned it out, which took ages through the small bore pipe.
The last bit was sponged out as best I could with a sponge on a stick and left to dry for a week or so.
I then fitted a witches hat and made sure it was well and truly sealed.

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water will even get in if hats are fitted, it will use the cables like a wick to run down....thats why we fit bungs to the cable runs as well
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Osprey drill holes in the bottom most part of the trunking to let water out. If you canaccess yours this might be an option or put drain plugs in like GED suggested
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Old 05 June 2007, 04:29   #5
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Thanks!

I like the idea of a drain. Maybe a winter project!

For now, the plastic pipe and syphon it out!

Can't wait to taste that stuff!
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Thanks!

I like the idea of a drain. Maybe a winter project!

For now, the plastic pipe and syphon it out!

Can't wait to taste that stuff!
tape the pipe to a wet vac may be quicker
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Old 05 June 2007, 05:17   #7
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Probably not.

There is no electricity anywhere near the boat!

Great idea though!
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Dewalt make a wet vac that runs off drill batteries and the mains!
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Old 05 June 2007, 08:41   #9
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Listen!

I spend too much on boating as it is!

Much as I love an excuse to buy a new toy, this is getting silly!

Maybe I need to carry a petrol powered water pump in case I swamp the boat again!
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A gas generator and a smallish wet/dry shop vac might be more versatile.

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