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Old 13-10-2013, 08:39   #16
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Why Boats Sink at the Dockhttp://www.boatus.com/foundation/guide/boat_7.html

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Old 13-10-2013, 09:30   #17
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An update...Not much has happened since she went down. A hard boom was put in place as she's still leaking gasoline, diesel and oil. The word around the marina is that she came down from New Jersey. She was damaged in Sandy and 4 holes were repaired. The motors were toast, so they hung two 300 hp Yamahas off the stern. On the fishing deck were six or seven, 50 gallon, blue plastic drums of gasoline for outboards. Not CG approved I would think...

Speaking of the CG, they are here and from what I understand, not very happy. Right now it's a money thing as to what the next step is. Another kinda weird thing is that one side of the boat is blue and the other side is yellow...

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Someone here has painted all starboard surfaces on his anchored trimaran lime green, and all port surfaces bright yellow. It's actually a very good paint job but quite disconcerting -- you sail out and it's one color. the wind shifts, and when you come back, it's different!
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Old 13-10-2013, 09:38   #18
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Boat sinking happens with enough regularity that our yacht club has three pumps on hand at all times for these emergencies. One is small, for emptying out dinghies that are filling. One also plugs into dock power and is submersible, pumping over a thousand gallons per hour. The third is gasoline powered (in case of power failure) and pumps almost three thousand gallons per hour. They have all been used.

I have several Rule 3500s on my boat, in different parts, in case one fails, there is a backup nearby. Murphy's Law hasn't been repealed.
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Old 13-10-2013, 09:51   #19
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Pete7, you might want to rethink pumping bilge water (especially from under the engine) into the cockpit. A little bit of oil in that water can make your cockpit dangerously slippery. Just a thought. _____Grant.
Grant fair comment, but the biggest problem I have with the bilges is dust, although occasionally polishing them with Mr Sheen keeps them smelling nice. They really are that dry now we have a volvo seal on the prop.

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Old 13-10-2013, 12:41   #21
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This is what I found yesterday when preparing the engine on my boat for the winter. The crack had developed at the intake to the sea water pump. I could have found a wet surprise one day.
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i always thought this was a kick ass paint job:

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An update...Not much has happened since she went down. A hard boom was put in place as she's still leaking gasoline, diesel and oil. The word around the marina is that she came down from New Jersey. She was damaged in Sandy and 4 holes were repaired. The motors were toast, so they hung two 300 hp Yamahas off the stern. On the fishing deck were six or seven, 50 gallon, blue plastic drums of gasoline for outboards. Not CG approved I would think...

Speaking of the CG, they are here and from what I understand, not very happy. Right now it's a money thing as to what the next step is. Another kinda weird thing is that one side of the boat is blue and the other side is yellow...

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Cool little baby ..congrates..
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Thanks tropicalescape!

She's got five airbags under her now. Been there for four hours or so. Still no movement. They think the mud has got a good grip on her. Nows there's talk of having to clean every boat in the marina. Scuttlebutt is the clean up costs is at 100 grand and rising by the hour.....
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One could make the argument that what you need is a loud bilge alarm, rather than only an automatic bilge pump, simply because if it's automatic, you may never know when a leak has started, and it could burn itself out without you ever knowing there was a problem.

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This is what I found yesterday when preparing the engine on my boat for the winter. The crack had developed at the intake to the sea water pump. I could have found a wet surprise one day.
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Good find! The bilge is usually the last place anyone looks when putting the boat away.
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Old 14-10-2013, 08:09   #28
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Another update..
After an all day effort the only progress that was made was that they got the boat upright. At that point more fuel spilled out. The word is the airbags do not have the capacity to lift it up to the point where they can start pumping water out of it.
We'll see what today brings and I will continue to update...

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i always thought this was a kick ass paint job:

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I'd like to hear conversations on other boats who get
confused after this guy tacks.

Sunk boats are a giant PITA.
An old wooden sailboat sank in our community's canal last summer.
Those pics you posted sure look familiar.
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This is what I found yesterday when preparing the engine on my boat for the winter. The crack had developed at the intake to the sea water pump. I could have found a wet surprise one day.
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That's really not a very good choice of hose for the application...this is the stuff you want. It won't be splitting or cracking...

Trident Flex Marine Wet Exhaust Water Hose
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