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React quickly. A one-inch hole 3 feet below the waterline will allow up to 70 gallons a minute to enter your boat. Another stopping method, depending on where the hole is located, is to place a towel around the hole and wedge an upturned bucket tightly over the hole using the towel as a seal. You can try and hold the bucket in place using e.g. a broom handle wedged between the bottom of the uptured bucket and the cabin roof. It must be very tight to be effective.
If using the engine water intake to pump out as suggested by Franklanger, don't forget to put a filter over the intake - there'll be a lot of crap floating around which could be injested and block the impellor. A pair of clean socks, turned inside out together as they would be when you packed your seabag, will fit over most intakes and stay in place nicely. Plus remember that the higher the engine rpm, the faster it will pump, but don't over-rev the engine.