Hit a coral
bombie with the rudder
skeg. Very slow but enough to rip the aluminium hull
about 1 meter. Water
over the floorboards within a couple of minutes. Very quick fix needed. Jumped overboard
with a grab of plastic shopping
bags and stuffed the crack enough to allow the pumps to lower the water level. More robust repairs
with sliced foam fishing
Tried lessening the leaks with silicon gutter sealant
which was moderately successful. Then tried an underwater paint
job to finish it off, spectacularly unsuccessful.
sufficed for a thousand NM to the nearest permanent repair slipway.
The joys of cruising.