Orkney 520

Boat Angling - everything welcome. The opinions expressed here are those of the private individuals, and we accept no responsibility or liability.

Moderator: JimC

Orkney 520

Postby hush1 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:10 pm

The Orkney 520 has a bung hole on the outside of the stern and also on the inside of the stern. Where does the bung go?....what the purpose of the well in the back which will fill with water if the bung in put on the inside?

Any thoughts?
SAI Hammerhead
Posts: 290
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:14 pm
Location: Dunboyne, Co.Meath
Has thanked: 21 times
Have thanks: 5 times

Re: Orkney 520

Postby johnwest » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:27 pm

Put a bung in both! The most important is the one on the outside of the stern so if you only have one bung, that's where it should go, otherwise the boat will fill with water. The internal bung allows drainage of the underfloor (though there shouldn't be any ingress of water), I think you can also deliberately flood the underfloor with "ballast water" to give more stability at rest but I'm not certain about that and wouldn't recommend it without further research.
2013 species; 31

2014 species; 27

2015 species; 28

2016 species; 32

2017 species;28

2018 species; 33

2019 species; ballan wrasse,blonde ray, coalfish, cod, cuckoo wrasse, dab, dogfish, flounder, goldsinny wrasse, ling, mackerel, plaice, pollack, poorcod, pouting, scad, sea scorpion, spotty ray, spurdog, thornback, tub gurnard, turbot, whiting.

For this message the author johnwest has received thanks:
hush1 (Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:13 pm)
User avatar
SAI Sea Dog!
Posts: 870
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:33 pm
Has thanked: 849 times
Have thanks: 951 times

Re: Orkney 520

Postby JimC » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:25 pm

Johnwest is fairly on the ball there. Yeah the inner is to drain the inner hull. You can put some water in here but it will only slow the boat down. Maybe if you were plugging through a very heavy sea. The outer bung is the man. As the Orkneys get older they can leave a drop of water in through the keel band screw holes.

For this message the author JimC has received thanks: 2
hush1 (Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:13 pm), johnwest (Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:18 pm)
User avatar
Posts: 2850
Joined: Wed Jan 29, 2003 5:18 pm
Location: Cork
Has thanked: 239 times
Have thanks: 832 times

Re: Orkney 520

Postby pajo » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:24 pm

Very important post!

A couple of my buddies got this wrong resulting in their 21 foot sailing boat being re-christened U-521 after spending a Christmas at the bottom of Lough Derg.

She was recovered and refitted and but it cost a fair chunk of cash.

For this message the author pajo has received thanks:
johnwest (Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:59 pm)
SAI Bait Ball
Posts: 95
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:27 pm
Location: Dublin and Galway
Has thanked: 31 times
Have thanks: 27 times

Return to Boat Angling Q&A / Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest