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Old 24-10-2008, 15:01   #31
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Old 06-11-2008, 17:22   #32
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Sea Maid, that is one of the most useful posts ever. Thanks!

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Some truly innovative suggestions, most of which are tried and true. The only addition I could add is that the time to enter a life raft is when you have to step UP to get into it!
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I don't know if this has already been posted but I would use stayafloat.
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It would slow the leak down enough or stop it so I could either(depending on the location)
1)make it to port and fix it there
2) Make a patch of some sort, of what? read what the others said
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We made a circle of plasticene/play-doh and laid it on a thin 1/4 inch ply. We slapped it on the outside and sunk wood screws through it. Pumped the water out viola!

At sea you would have a hard time drilling the screws in but sea pressure might help hold the plywood until you could get it affixed. A manual hand drill (works underwater) like grandpa had is a great toolkit item.
Our diving club wanted to replace the echo sounder transducer on an 80 foot steel RN fleet tender weighing about 140 tonnes. Couldn't afford a lift and didn't fancy beaching her, it stumped us for a while.

Then one bright spark had the idea of putting the new transducer in a bucket. Applying radiator pipe insulation around the lip of the bucket and tie it in place under water. Undo and allow the old transducer to drop into the bucket and through the hole fish the new transducer into place. With lots of divers on standby it worked like a dream and job was completed in 10 minutes leaving everyone wondering what was all the fuss about.

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Splash Zone and Plywood. Always carry a couple of 5 gallon buckets.
Took me a bit to find it behind all the Splash Zone water parks.

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