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I was thinking through a prepared response-
- "We are flooding" --turn on bilge pump, Start the engine, move one battery to high shelf where aligator clips are stowed connected to an emergency BUS for bilge pump and VHF; all of that takes less than a minute and the boat will have some elctricity until the hatches are awash.
Now you can look for the leak.
If the boat took 40 minutes to sink part way (as in photo) then how much water are we talking about?
1100 LB per inch? Down 40 inches so that's 5500 gallons ? just over 100 GPM? So if you can reduce the flow by 80% you might get in front of the flooding and save your boat?
But all of that is contingent on doing a few things right in the first 2 minutes.
Again, I don't know- I'm asking.
In over my head?
First Boat, a well-equipped 1977 Camper Nicholson 31
What is all this stuff and how does it work?