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Old 01-04-2013, 07:23   #16
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Re: SHE DID NOT SINK! or How NOT to do plumbing

I always keep a good supply of Splash Zone aboard. I once had a leaking through hull nipple on my aluminum boat. I mixed up some splash zone, and wrapped it around the nipple, the cold water kept coming in, so I split a ziplock bag and wrapped it around the outside of the splash zone and secured it with electrical tape, which held the splash zone in position until it cured, and no more leak, lasted until the end of the fishing season, then I sawed it off flush with the hull and welded a plate doubler over the hole, and that was that.
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Re: SHE DID NOT SINK! or How NOT to do plumbing

i keep toilet seal wax on board as i know how it can stop leaking of incoming water..is awesome quick fix and can last a longtime, but .......
happy easter, now...is monday after easter, is it fixed yet????
my cat would-a found that hissing madness easily---wow---good thing ye has bilge pumps....and/or a good bucket....



res-Q tape, wax, splash zone...wtf will hold that off until repair is do able--like today,....
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:36   #18
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Looks like a great place to use Silicon tape aka "Rescue Tape" until you can get to pull the boat.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:58   #19
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Re: SHE DID NOT SINK! or How NOT to do plumbing

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Ha. I thought he was an idiot... But the boat didn't sink, so he got the last laugh. In truth I can't remember the details. I still think he should have used a turnip or a carrot.

You can see what I would prefer to use if I haven't got a vegetable handy in this ramble.
Fine as long as you don't have any vegetarian sea life around.

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:57   #20
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Re: SHE DID NOT SINK! or How NOT to do plumbing

Everybody here has focused on putting something up into the hole, but another approach is to cover the hole on the outside. Use any material that's pliable but too stiff to be sucked into the hole. Water pressure does a fair to middling job of holding the patch on, but of course you can't go fast without pulling it off. We have epoxy paste on board for exactly this contingency -- smear the epoxy over the hull around the hole, put a piece of heavy canvas over the hole and squish it into the epoxy paste, and voila, a patch the will last until the haul-out next week. Of course, then you've got some work to do; that epoxy stuff is HARD when it sets up.
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