I'm not doubting that this was a PITA, and I realize that you got this as a second-hand account. However, something is missing from this story. If the transducer was 1 inch in diameter (about the size of a Signet transducer), and it was effectively about 1 meter below the waterline, then it would let in about 1.35 liters of water per second or about 5 cubic meters of water per hour. If the folks in this story really had to dewater 2000 gallons (7.6 cubic meters), it should have taken about an hour and a half for that much water get through the transducer fitting. Could no one jam a wood plug (or something) into the hole in all that time? Also, my calculations assume no pressure equalization (and lowered flow rate) as the boat filled, and no automatic pump(s) went on before the system failed.
Somehow, I suspect that more went wrong in this mishap than just a failed transducer.
BTW, you might note that a good sized (2000 gal/hour
or better) bilge pump would have just about kept up with the flow under such circumstances.
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