It's sad when a boat go's down for what ever reason.
I work for a marina maintenance
co in NZ. and 2 week ago we were asked to check a 40, lidgard as they were taking in water
not much but enough to be a nuisance as it was not urgent we left it until Monday, Looking at our Monday's schedule we decided to check the lidgard as we thought it might be a keel problem and it may have to be lifted out.
Upon checking the lidgard we found it to be low in the water
and the water just over the floor boards , Upon lifting the floor boards near the motor
they had a nylon through fitting for the water cooling
for the motor
and it was weeping badly I could see the water bubbling up I first thought the fitting was loose and gave it a shake and the whole thing came off in my hand and had a 2" fountain of water and it was cold, So here I was with my hand over the hole yelling HELP, Thank god the boss came down to check how I was going and he even had a problem convincing the operators of the travel lift
how serious the problem was.
The boat was lifted and the problem was solved
but it re mined me just how quick things can change, If this happened at sea who knows what would have happened