Originally Posted by arsenelupiga
i think flip needs to be carefully prepared for. air bubble in engine
rooms needs to be sealed properly. But testing that is impossible.
All Lagoons that I know have several hoses running through the engine compartment bulkhead. It will be hard to create a fully airtight seal so floatation won't last long.
Staying inside will be a problem: Everything is full of debris and diesel
, everthing is awash, and there is nothing to hold on to unless one has handrails on the floor. One would probably need an air mattress just to get the body out of the water
If the batteries are located inside the main hull
, the air in that hull will become toxic.
I would not place any bets on the idea with the air tubes. One would need to wait until wind
& seas have calmed, but by then the inverted and submerged batteries will be dead. And its necessary to inflate below water level to achieve some lift
, which requires a lot of power.
In my view any floatation needs to be permanently installed or chances are high that deployment fails. That leaves only sections with closed cell foam or sealed air pockets, like the bow compartments.
Which by the way also have hoses for draining on some cats and may loose some floatation over time.
The Mahe is doing quite OK with regard to floatation after capsize
: solid bulkheads in the engine compartments without any hoses, same for the bow compartments, and foam filled floatation chambers under the aft bunks, lower half of the bow compartments, under the saloon
But sill I doubt she will be more than just a platform one could tether to. Surviving for hours or living inside is pretty unlikely in my view. I hope I will never find out.