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Old 20 May 2024, 09:00   #1
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Avon 4mtr rib

Hi all just bought a Avon 4 meter rib with flooding hull Id never heard of this before it has been used on the sea and also lakes but I will be using on the river for cruising and plenty of stops and starts so wont be too choppy the boat has a bilge pump fitted at the back near the transom it is fitted with a 50 hp outboard does anyone think I will get water on deck should I block inlets or leave open regards Gary.
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Old 20 May 2024, 21:27   #2
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I've always wondered why they do not use a gate valve on it controlled remotely from the helm.

Any how here are a couple of links to keep you busy.
https://www.rib.net/forum/f8/avon-se...ing-74739.html

https://www.google.com/search?q=avon...h=618&dpr=2.22
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Hi Peter thanks for the info think Im going to leave it unblocked at first then see how we go !!
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If the flooding hull is working correctly you shouldn't generally get any water on deck - it floods and fills a void beneath the deck. Yes it will sit a tiny bit lower in the water when flooded, but is still very buoyant and surrounded by tubes so shouldn't just start taking on water from every passing wave!

I've never had an issue with any SR's with flooding hulls - I'd certainly try it "as is" first before you start modifying anything.
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Hi Paul thanks for the info Ive decided to leave as is and see how we go I quite like the idea of it been more sturdy in the water when flooded and at a standstill regards Gary.
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