Originally Posted by laterwagged
I'm interested if you happened to notice more water in the boat than expected?
I don't have much of a frame of reference to compare to, but there was much more water in my 13' RMR than the 15' Hysides my friends rented.
I think part of this might because the Hyside floor is much flatter (in other words, the peaks and troughs of the floor baffles is less pronounced) than the RMR and as a result, I suspect it's also higher volume. More air would result in the floor floating higher and less water in the boat. It also may be partly because it seems that the thickness of the outter tubes on the RMR floor were not as thick as the middle.
Subjectively, I also feel like the Hysides allowed greater pressure in the floor than my RMR. My floor was allowing pressure to release but it didn't feel as taught as the Hyside. I know there were some issues with some PRV's on older RMR's, but mine is one of the newer valves that were supposed to have corrected that. I'm thinking of just buying a new valve to replace it.