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Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

Originally Posted by remetau View Post
His boat received a second hole in the cabin from the dismasting. Personally I feel that he should have found a way to stop or at least slow down the ingress of water through that hole by maybe stuffing a cushion or something in it. Anything to give him some time to remove the water from below.

EDIT: That was a direct cause of his possible death because it was what sunk the boat.
Actually did not see any below the waterline structural damage that would account for the length of time that the boat stayed afloat. It appeared to be a sudden and unexplainable failure of a thru hull fitting in the vee birth forward starboard area that caused the vessel to finally sink.if it had been a continual leak caused by debris breaking it the boat would have gone down much earlier during the night in the storm. Looked to be a sudden catastrophic failure.

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