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Old 20 May 2020, 17:50   #1
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SR 5.4 Elephant balers

Hey all, I have a SR5.4 and I would like to replace the floppy elephant balers for some kind of sweet diaphram or check valve set up. Has anyone done this or seen it done? I'm in the US and there is not may SR around me.

I just finished redoing the boat and the transom. The baler ports on the back are 4" (102mm) inside dimension.

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Old 21 May 2020, 04:51   #2
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I've seen plenty of ones that leak a bit (or a lot...)! There's been a few similar threads on here lately as well I think if you do a search.

Personally I don't see the massive benefit of moving to a check/one way valve setup, and think there's a very good reason why many of the well-known manufacturers still use the traditional elephant trunk - it works really well, and is super simple, with no little valves/flaps to get stuck or leak.
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Old 21 May 2020, 11:33   #3
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them ones that have what look like ping pong balls inside a plastic tumbler leak water back into the boat when your stationary
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I have the standard rubber flap that scorpion fit https://www.cquip.com/shop_585581987.php


I also have a bung that goes onto the inboard end of the pipe as they don’t work and are right on the water level.

In addition I added an in-line NRV scuppers. Still doesn’t work and I always need the bungs. Luckily I also have a lower deck drain operated by bilge and the higher ones are for a lot of deck water.

I bought some ping pong ones but the sink test convinced me they will also gather debris and fail.

Last result is a US company called scupper buddies. I haven’t fitted these yet but are a small spring to add tension to the rubber flap scupper.

In reality an elephant trunk may be better functionally although I detest the look of them and have never had one.
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Thanks every one! I am going to stick with the elephant truck with a version of a bung on the inside. When I get it fitted ill share picture

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Thanks every one! I am going to stick with the elephant truck with a version of a bung on the inside. When I get it fitted ill share picture

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Why do you need a bung? If the trunk is lifted, you can't get water in. If it's down... The bung will leak the minute a rope or leaf or whatever gets stuck
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You have to stay with elephant trunks - the scuppers are so far underwater at rest, nothing else will work on.

(Mine leak a little too)
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