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GP Seawind Bailing Valve

Old 08-20-2006, 08:25 PM
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Default GP Seawind Bailing Valve

Just read the RCR report on the Seawind and was interested in their comment about the "bailing valve". Anyone have a drawing, photo or detained description of this? I would think it might be a nice feature to install on my 104" PBN Nomad if it is as I picture it.

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Old 08-21-2006, 10:44 AM
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Default RE: GP Seawind Bailing Valve

Well, here is what it looks like...

It's a tube with a rubber lip on one side and a screw on the other to trap the floating ball inside.

In theory, when water tries to come in, the water will push the ball against the rubber lip and seal it - But when water tries to go out, it will push the ball against the screw and go out around the ball (I made the ball a little too big in the illustration).

In reality, it lets more water in than out - I plugged mine up with epoxy
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Old 08-21-2006, 11:15 AM
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Default RE: GP Seawind Bailing Valve

In reality, it lets more water in than out - I plugged mine up with epoxy
Ditto on that. I plugged mine with a dowel CA'd into the inboard end.

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Old 08-22-2006, 11:26 AM
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Default RE: GP Seawind Bailing Valve

Thanks to both of you for your comments. After seeing the design and your comments, I'll not be using that system.

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