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post #30 of Old 08-26-2015
smurphny
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Re: Sinking Feeling

If you're leaving the boat for any extended period of time, then closing everything off is a good idea but to do that every time you leave for a day or two just ain't going to happen. The best insurance is to have everything shipshape. Hoses aren't coming off and pieces aren't failing unless they're some sort of plastic junk or have not been maintained and checked once in a while. Most boat sinkings I've seen are the result of inattention.

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