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post #10 of Old 07-18-2007
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Originally Posted by Boasun
One other thing is that you can take a spare sail or a sail bag and lash it to the outside of the hull covering the hole. This will slow the water down and give you time to come up with a better solution in plugging that hole.
The sail does have cringles which you can use to lash the sail tightly to the hull and thus slowing the ingress of water.
There seems to be an echo in here . .
Originally Posted by TrueBlue
Very large holes could be wrapped from the exterior with a headsail or spinaker, to slow down water entry - secured by lines attached at it's three points and lashed around the deck.
Originally Posted by FrankLanger
4) I would try to run my smallest sail under the boat in the area of the hole (ie. probably under the bow in your scenario), tied off to either side to stem the flow into the boat.

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