Originally Posted by smj
From what I read the capt. Got a view of the "foam core" while under the boat trying to save it from sinking. Probably an honest mistake.
I was the delivery captain
on this boat, and this is true. I had a quick glance underwater and saw the core
, assumed foam, but maybe it was balsa.
Also, and very important, is that I never saw nor stated that the boat sank. Most likely she turned turtle and drifted back down wind
to Roatan or other Honduran shore. When we abandoned her, she was heavily down by the stbd stern with both eng rooms flooded.
In all these cases of a breached, cored hull
, if the production process does not include vacuum bagging, then the interstices of the core
are open and so will allow water
to travel throughout the core, thus seriously altering flotation qualities of the foam. Thus a cat can surely sink.