Haha raj. Your story about the guy sorting out the leaky plumbing! Like 44 said, duct tape and fencing wire!
Well the guy didn't do a proper fix, but he got it sorted till your charter
is over, which is what it's all about. Making do to the next port to fix it properly. Hopefully they will fix it properly! I can't imagine it would have been bypassed, more likely there's no hot water
at the sink or shower
till it's repaired properly with a new hose. Most importantly, you did the right thing. Turn off the pump, stop the pressure, assess the situation. Well done.
We have some tape in our tool kit for things like that called rescue
tape or self amalgamating tape that works pretty well. You just wrap it around and it forms a nice bandage and seals
to itself pretty well. You soon figure out what's handy to have in the tool kit and how you can use a few things for a lot of repairs
. I like to have wire coat hangers for the clothes because they're so handy for fixing stuff and there's not much fencing wire laying around in the ocean. Yesterday our wind gear
decided to stop working and with no reference for the wind
direction we bodgeyed a coat hanger vertically from the bow with a ribbon for a tell tale. Ok the wind gear
isn't fixed yet but we managed to sail 30M more easily with a makeshift repair. Actually I like the telltale so it will probably stay even when the electronics
are fixed. Most likely it's a corroded connection at the top of the mast
so I'll be up there pulling it apart, clean it up and wrap some rescue
tape around it.