Originally Posted by armand.seguin
Has anyone actually used the StayAFloat product?
I am aware of other "fixit" methods but am primarily interested in this wax-like product.
The videos at the website are quite impressive. They also state that many towing and rescue
(didn't mention USCG) organizations carry it. There were precious few actual testimonials to its effectiveness, and I believe it has been available since before 2010. While not mentioned at the website, information at Defender.com states that it is "Patent pending."
Thanks alot for your input.
Vallejo, CA (San Francisco Bay)
Update. I had not checked but found this post had 1,000 hits. I am remiss in not reporting my "findings," which I was going to write a report on and never did.
I took the hose off my seacock for the engine
. Surprisingly, when I opened the valve seawater surely came in that would eventually sink the boat
, but I had imagined it would burst in like on a high pressure hose. It rather bubbled. I dabbed some of this StayAfloat and it totally stopped. It is just so much easier to use than keeping a wooden/plastic plug
by each seacock, and a hammer nearby. The experiment
was totally successful. Not sure why this product is not widely utilized.