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post #16 of Old 10-22-2012
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Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?

A 2" diameter hole 1 foot underneath the waterline will let in 78 gallons per minute. If the bilge pump can't handle that, then the second minute the hole will be 2 feet underneath the waterline and let in commensurately more water.

78 Gallons is about 650 Lbs, a typical boat won't stand that much weight being added per minute for very long...


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