Originally Posted by Ann T. Cate
Just how much damage has actually been done? Can you tell yet how much is salvageable? It sure is a lousy time of year to try and dry foam cushions!
Good luck with getting things shipshape; it must look pretty daunting at this point. I hope the work
Thanks everyone ,I think I can save everything cepting the cookies and candie ! I have a dehumidifier on the job as we sit here wondering,"how could he be so goofy?" It all started a week ago when this young fellow came from LA to buy some wood. I told him he could come to NC and hangout on the boat with me and have a "working vaction" while here.. Sat night last the stuff hit the fan,we woke at 4 in the mourn. to find our shoes were starting to float! The bilge
pump had failed so I jumped onto the manual pump,ok no problems,emptied the water
and looked for the leak,it was coming from the water
tank under the sole,that and rain water had risen enough to cover the floor boards..long story short,I got the wires from the pump fixed and then stuck the end of the drain pipe into the drain pipe on the galley
sink(I unscrewed the nut from the bottom of the sink and stuck it into the drainpipe about 18-20 inchs from the thruhull) I poured some water from the lake into the bilge and tested the pump ,all's fine..As I am leaving to go to work I get on deck
and I hear a gurgle sound, I did take heed but I just thought it was water going back down the pipe into the bilge,I was wrong it was the pipe siphioning water from the lake into my boat!! When I next saw her she was standing on her head(bow) and the taff rail was 6 feet up in the air! Please never make this mistake..It could have ended much worse for me, because I had just moved my boat from the end of the dock
closer to the shoreline it couldnt sink completely(it was 65 ft deep just a few feet away from where she was sitting!) I also found out that there is an advantage to a boat with long over hangs,the way the boats go up at a sharp angle in the rear makes any water that gets in go to the lowest spot so, that the rear will stay dry as the bow dives down and will keep water from entering your engine
...thanks again all ,but I think she will be ok,hope no one took photos ,that could be embarrasing...