Originally Posted by countrybumpkin
One crazy idea I had: the slip next to me is vacant. What if I took the main halyard and attached it to a cleat on the vacant slip finger and then winched it in. I'm thinking it would heal the boat enough to raise the intake out of the water. I could then hopefully replace the valve without worry of taking on more water.
Not a crazy idea I was just going to suggest this..
Excellent job on the emergency repair by the way...probably make an Atlantic crossing.