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Old 19 January 2010, 11:57   #1
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Yet more Dory Questions!

HI Guys,

yet another question for you!

thanks in advance to any thoughts you may have.

on my 17ft Dory, which incedently is open, no cuddy!

there are at the rear of the boat, slots in the back tansom area, which allow all water that floods the deck, to exit the rear of the boat.

on the water side of the transom, where these two ports exit, there are socks that you can lower into the water to drain the boat, or raise to stop water creeping back in when stationary.

we use the boat mainly for diving, sometimes for fishing

i hope you are still with me, and not dosed off!

anyway,

my question is,

is this the best system? or would i be better to seal these holes up, and put in some sort of bilge pumps?
when stationary, in rougher seas, we still get water on the deck. which is annoying!

i dont want to empty all the foam from under the deck. but wonder if two slots cut near the rear could be made to house bilge pumps or simular


anyway, your thoughts/ideas/Suggestions??


thanks
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Old 19 January 2010, 12:17   #2
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I think you would be amazed how slowly a bilge pump empties even a small amount of water out of a flooded boat.

Open the taps, drop the elephants trunks and the water flows out quickly.

Don't expose any foam, it will eventually absorb water!

Maybe a blige pump as well is a good idea.
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Old 19 January 2010, 12:25   #3
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anyway, your thoughts/ideas/Suggestions??
Sell it & buy a rib!!!!!

Seriously tho', I have an 11' Dory and I think you'll get water in whatever you do. Assuming it's your "surface buddy" that needs to keep their feet dry, could use a dinghy bailer the flat bottom is good for "scraping" the last of the water off the deck - and will give them something to do while you are swimming around! Having said that, if a bilge pump is slow, does it matter as long as you aren't utterly swamped when all you are doing is draining the odd wave?

Leave the trunks, they are by far the most efficient way of emptying the boat when you are moving.
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Old 19 January 2010, 12:31   #4
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Sell it & buy a rib!!!!!
why not just buy a rib too
then i can race with someone!!!


thanks

does anyone know where i can buy some new trunks?

the ones on there are a bit worn
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Old 19 January 2010, 12:40   #5
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Kieron at the rib shop stocks some, if they are the wrong size he can make some new ones from hypalon...

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does anyone know where i can buy some new trunks?

the ones on there are a bit worn
http://store.speedo.co.uk/webapp/wcs...54763_33311_-1
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we use the boat mainly for diving, sometimes for fishing

when stationary, in rougher seas, we still get water on the deck. which is annoying!
Yah. Sucks to get your feet wet while diving.

IMO, trunks are far superior to pumps as long as the area to be drained is above the waterline.

Sounds like your Dory does not have a bilge area (filled with foam)? If so, I would not mess with that setup. If there is a void below deck, a bilge pump would be a good idea. I'd use that in addition to the trunks for deck drainage.

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