The boat didn't sink and a surveyor
concluded that, although the boat had CE certification
requiring waterproof bulkheads, Lagoon had cut holes through to run plumbing
etc., allowing water to enter the interior
. The real issue is that NO ONE should use a dinghy painter that doesn't float. Full stop. The surveyor
noted that they had used a sheet - and that it was strong enough to tear out a mooring
cleat once caught in the prop. A good argument for for line-cutters on the props, but an even better argument for keeping the dinghy up on the davits
when underway and using a proper painter that floats.