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Old 06 March 2016, 01:31   #11
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin
Make: XS650
Length: no boat
Engine: Mercury 150
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Glad you found it useful.

As for the valve thingy, I just read it in the book so dont know enough about it beyond that.
I'm guessing trunks up is fine, it works for most boats.

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Old 07 March 2016, 16:22   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: suffolk
Boat name: highfield 5
Make: highfield
Length: 5m +
Engine: honda 90hp vtec
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As a first rib owner myself I am in danger of looking silly but hey ho if you don,t ask you never know , so , when I bought my first rib I was told to run with the trunks down to enable all splashing deck water to drain away instantly ,the water making its way to the drain plug area was minimal and as with the zodiac there is a float switch operated bilge pump to take care of this ,surely the only water there should be in the boat if everything is working is below the float switch ,with regard to the trunks there is no valve as such ,just cleverly works a bit like a wet plastic bag ,only water approaching from the open round end (inside the boat) can open the flat end !

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Old 08 March 2016, 01:46   #13
Country: UK - England
Town: Retford
Boat name: Spy-sea-one
Make: Mercury
Length: 3m +
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have the trunks got work hardened [gone stiff] so they dont bend and seal when the boat is at rest. are they long enough to be above water when stood.if there held on with jubilee clips why not take them off and fit some flat lay hose on as a trial.
have the trunks got holes in under the jubilee clips.


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