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Hey Quinn - just remember there's always somebody smarter, richer, prettier... and stupider than yourself At least you're not this guy:



Best of luck getting that fixed! Let us know how it turns out..
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Oh and I remounted the bilge pump with shorter screws.
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It takes a big man to admit his mistakes on this forum:-)) I like the plunger idea, it might keep it dry enough to grind a bit away on the inside and then apply some West and cloth. Then when you haul you can do a proper repair from outside. Keep us posted.
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You are going to have to make a bigger hole in the process of repairing it anyhow.. for now I'd put a washer on a short self tapping screw, goop it up and drive it home. Below the waterline you should have at least a half inch to work with (hopefully.. you must have good drill bits!!) The screw should come out easy enough when you're hauled for a proper repair.

We are talking strictly temporary here...
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Hey Quinn - just remember there's always somebody smarter, richer, prettier... and stupider than yourself At least you're not this guy:

Best of luck getting that fixed! Let us know how it turns out..
Whoa! OK, that one has to take the cake! Mind you I did something very similar inside my house while installing a subfloor with nails that were too long for the job. Took me all day to finally find dead center on a water pipe!

But Quinn, one hole? That could happen to anyone.
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Once upon a time in my youth I was fitting a new bathroom to the first house I owned.There was the copper water pipes and waste pipes around which I began to construct a wooden enclosure. In goes the nail down comes the hammer and as it came down I already knew what was going to happen next!
Then there was the bath all plumbed in but no waste pipe connected and no time to finish off that day.Dont turn the taps on I tell my wife;switch on the mains supply and water comes through the ceiling as I had never checked as to whether taps were turned off in first place.
Worst experience with boat was when suddenly whilst sailing the auto shower sump pump started discharging overboard-toilet did not have an anti syphon loop fitted and was flooding over into integrated shower basin.
Back to the house where I was chasing a cable run down the wall-again something told me as my hammer headed towards the top of the chisel to let go and sure enough I cut straight though a live cable leading to a wall socket!
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I think Faster's idea makes sense. Thickened epoxy or Sikaflex under a fender washer with a self tapping stainless screw should do the trick.

I am very careful when drilling as it usually not my boat I am on. I do remember years ago a neighbor was installing something in his 41' powerboat and drilled into a gas tank - no spark luckily.

We all make mistakes but as minnewaska posted most of us keep quiet about it.
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Just recall a friend of mine a fireman.Welding under his Landrover with oxyacetlyene gear.Sudden bang and jet propelled fuel tank which used to be strapped outboard of chassis rail shoot out at right angles across work shop.No damage to my friend but as for the chip pan fat fire at the "Fire Station" thats another story!
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toilet wax ring and a sheet of plastic, on the out side. will stop the flow for a long while as long as you dont go sailing.
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Faster's idea will be effective and can be done entirely from the inside.
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