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What is SeaTow prepared to do?
When I can't sleep I think up scenario's.
So I'm sailing in Long Island Sound where we have very good SeaTow availability. Usually takes them about 30 minutes to pop on over. Never had to call them myself yet but we get to listen to the drama on the radio.
Something bad happens. Hit a log and punch a hole in the hull. Through hull lets go or shaft falls out or some other sinking event. Yes I'll try to plug the hole somehow but who knows how successfull I'll be.
What exactly are they prepared to do?
Do they carry pumps?
Do they have flotation?
I know they can tow but what if I'm going down too fast for that?
What exactly can I expect. I'll call to find out the company line but maybe you guys have seen what actually happens.
I'm pretty sure the Cost Guard just picks me up and lets the boat sink so maybe ST can save the boat but what can they do in reality?
Needless to say if my life in in danger I don't care about the boat. But if the weather is normal and I have a choice it would be nice to know what to do.