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Re: Emergency leak repair

I like the foam bases Fortress TruPlug. Seems like an ideal solution to holes, better than wood plugs. For the shaft I keep a split bicycle inner tube. It worked great when I wanted to pull my shaft gland waterborne. If you have a flexible tube on the hull penetration it would work there just great if it failed. Also anything that you could stop a leak by wrapping. Blue water sailers talk about plywood to cover a stove in window port in a storm. USIA sailing has a standard for a watertight bulkhead for the bow section e.g. ramming something. I was able to modify my open chain locker with a gasgeted panel that I can screw down to make it watertight. (filled it with a hose to check).
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OOPS
On the foam plugs they're carried by Forespar not Fortress.
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Re: Emergency leak repair

We check and exercise our thru-hull fittings once a month. At each thru-hull is a plastic bung. In our collision kit:

Balsa bungs, assorted sizes
Ball peen hammer
A tube of 3M 5200
Fiberglass cloth
A roll of wax paper
Epoxy putty sticks
Nails (with the ridges)
Crowbar/wrecking bar - so I can tear away cabinetry if I have to

Also onboard are spare hoses, hoes clamps and all types of tape. We have a manual bilge pump, an electric bilge pump, a shower sump pump, and a hand-held pump, plus buckets.
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Crowbar/wrecking bar - so I can tear away cabinetry if I have to
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This is a great add!
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