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Old 05-12-2005, 06:30 AM
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what is a flood chamber and what does it do?
Old 05-12-2005, 08:45 PM
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ron anybody?
Old 05-12-2005, 10:58 PM
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you don't see it used much here in the USA, it's more of a European thing so I really don't know that much about them but I'll take a shot at it.
I've heard of a few ways that it's done but they are made to help a boat self-right after flipping. Some are disguised as canopies. This question is better answered by someone across the "pond". Let me know if I'm close or a mile off.
Old 05-13-2005, 07:15 AM
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Sounds like submarine terminology to me.
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i was wandering becuase some of the custom hulls for sale on offshoreelectrics had them on the side
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Yes John, I hadn't thought about that at the time that I posted as submarines use flood chambers of course for another purpose.
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i have notcied that real life unlimited hydros have atleast the old shovel nose ones have to on the sides if im not mistaken
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Some of the big offshore race boats have ballast tanks where they can pump water in and out to adjust their balance for water conditions.
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On MARTYS website , he has where a fellow built one ( flood chamber - aka self-up-righter )
Works darn good too , I might add [8D]

heres a direct link for those who do not know where to find MARTYs website
( check out the vid of it while your there )

http://martysrcboats.com/boatproject.htm

heres a link to vid 1 :
http://martysrcboats.com/movies/self-righting1.wmv

and a link to vid 2
http://martysrcboats.com/movies/self-righting2.wmv

again , these are ON MARTY's website , and hopefully , he does not mind the link . ( bandwidth reasons ... )
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Bob, did you say MARTY'S web site? You can now post links to sites that don't require a membership to view what's on them. For instance you can't post a link to that giant gas offshore boat site, you know the one that I mean. I dumped their link a long time ago.

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