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A 2-inch hole just 2 feet below the waterline will allow 66 gallons a minute or 3,960 gallons per hour into your boat, which is considerably more than the usual 500 gallon per hour bilge pump can handle.
Also, the 2" hole will add more than a quarter of a ton of seawater per minute. The more water that comes in, the deeper the hole goes in the water, and the faster water will come in — a vicious cycle.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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