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Old 21-05-2014, 11:30   #1
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A new way to sink a boat

Went on deck yesterday morning to drink my first cup of coffee and saw this in the slip directly behind our boat. The Nonsuch 32 that was sitting on the bottom had been donated to Challenged America which is a local charity that takes folks with disabilities sailing.

The Nonsuch had been sitting at the dock for about five months as Challenged America tried to sell her.


Vessel Assist gave them a "deal & discount" only $4,000 to refloat a boat that was for sale for $6,000!

The cause of the sinking was

1 - the kitchen sink drain threads corroded away
2 - the hose connected to the rotten drain fell to the floor
3 - the floor was below the waterline
4 - the thru hull for the kitchen sink drain was "stuck" open when they received the boat as a donation - six months ago
5 - they never bothered to replace the stuck open thru-hull

the boat is now in the yard so they can replace the bad thru-hulls
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Old 21-05-2014, 11:32   #2
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Re: A new way to sink a boat

oh wow.
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Old 21-05-2014, 12:03   #3
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Re: A new way to sink a boat

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Old 21-05-2014, 12:25   #4
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Re: A new way to sink a boat

Ouch, sad,
Ok, so is this stuff in the manual? I just heard a story similar to this from a person who's boat didn't sink but got close...from a stopper in the sink drain creating a suction or something like that.
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Re: A new way to sink a boat

Sadly I don't think that was a new way to sink a boat.
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Old 21-05-2014, 13:05   #6
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Re: A new way to sink a boat

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Sadly I don't think that was a new way to sink a boat.

Your right, one sank in similar circumstances near to my boat couple years back.
On the bright side, looks like they sank this one in a convenient place though.
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Re: A new way to sink a boat

Here a new way.
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Re: A new way to sink a boat

A boat is at no less risk from inattention than an aircraft. The most basic oversights and unpeparedness bring both down.
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