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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:05 pm 
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bongorust wrote:
The pingpong balls might not be such a bad idea mate, when the hull cracks they'd just have to follow the white trail to the yak & hopefully you hanging onto it

I like the idea of the airbags though the noodle idea is great for the budget. Ill definately be getting a hand bilge pump

Cheers for the input, any other great ideas people?

Glad you asked!
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Based on a great idea from our friend "down under" who loves to flip Hobies.
http://yakass.net/articles/90-safety/319-electrical-bilge-pump-for-a-hobie-adventure-island.html

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:16 pm 
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reconlon wrote:
...here's one of my favorite pictures from that day...

Good pic Bob. If anyone wonders why they're getting weather helm, consider where the CE is compared to the CLR! And if you looked at the side-on view, with mast also raked back severely, it only gets worse! While most seem to consider a jib for light wind conditions, it would be excellent for heavy winds too, as it moves the CE forward. But - it would certainly need to be mast-top mounted, so that the mainsail can still be furled, as well as the jib of course.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:16 am 
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Based on a great idea from our friend "down under" who loves to flip Hobies.
http://yakass.net/articles/90-safety/31 ... sland.html

Did anybody call me?

But seriously- to install a pump is a very good idea.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:33 am 
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Hi H, top article & tip mate

Would the TI warrant getting the Rule 800gph pump?

The 800 is bulkier & Ive found one for about $60Aus- http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Rule-800GPH-Bilg ... _570wt_911

I wouldnt think so but what do you think? What about a float switch?

Im still waiting for mine to arrive but when it does is there anyone around the Brissy area that could offer assistance on the installation of one of these & a sounder? Not for free of course

I would likely head up to the Sunny Coast regularly enough if anyone up there would like to help, again Id gladly compensate

I have no idea so wont be tackling this on my own but Id hate to pay a marine place to do it


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:33 am 
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I guess the 800 is ok, depends on your battery and what else is attached to it too.
I don't like float switches in a kayak, and would go with a normal or magnetic switch any day, but that is me..
This
http://www.whitworths.com.au/main_itemdetail.asp?cat=133&item=84771&intAbsolutePage=1
Is a good, automatic alternative.
The problem with the automatic switches is that some respond to even small amouts of water, and with the movement of the kayak it's a bit like pump on---off---on-off, even if it is not enough water for the pump to actually pump it out.


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