Originally Posted by redsky49
I suspect that most of us (who do more than coastal cruising) have a ditch or abandon ship bag.
But do you have a dedicated crash or collision
bag, and what do you have in the bag?
I have some emergency repair
items, but they are scattered around the boat
What is your approach?
I keep all my repair kit in one locker. The problem I worry about is gaining access to the hull
areas that need to be repaired. It's not easy if the hull
is behind fixed cabinetry or equipment
I'm prepared to dive the boat to plug
a hole from the outside, presuming that's possible in conditions, but conditions that produce holes in boats and are also conducive for diving
Beyond what could be done with a tapered plug
and some hole patching gunk, I'm not prepared to really deal with. My boat is technically a "floater" so it shouldn't sink completely no matter what happens, but that's not a premise I'm really comfortable testing.
My first boat acquired 4' of water
in the cabin
suddenly when a guest kicked open a seacock. Given how fast that boat filled with water
, there's just not that much time to effect repairs
and no pump
will keep up with a serious holing.