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ex docky

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Engel Gato
« on: March 05, 2017, 05:56:21 PM »

Help required!
I have an Engel Gato in build, complete with folding fwd. planes.
Having problems trying to fit the fill/ drain pipe on the fwd ballast tank around the fwd planes drive mechanism.
Any advice much appreciated.
Thanks
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Re: Engel Gato
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 04:46:07 PM »

Hi Ex docky


you can move the location of the fill/drain brass tube piece


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Re: Engel Gato
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 05:18:15 PM »

Thanks for your reply, the problem I've had is at the fwd end of the tank.
The water comes out from the ballast tank via the tube at a 12 o'clock position (to help the ballast tank bleed itself of air)
It then has to negotiate the fwd plane retract mechanism and then do a 180 bend.
All with zero space and no visual observation. I didn't want to have to fit a fwd hatch if at all possible!
Once clear fitting the outlet overboard isn't too much of a problem (I HOPE)
Regards
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Re: Engel Gato
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 05:35:33 PM »

On mine (formally marks) the tanks vent through the bottom 4 o'clock and 7 o'clock ish . Works fine and reduces pipe running through the sub.
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Re: Engel Gato
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 06:39:50 AM »

Cheers Tom couldn't remember how they ran as long as the connected pipe doesn't kink I think you could run it any which way the pipe is quite stiff so will be pretty hard to cause a kink that would stop water flow
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