22 thoughts on “Yachting Monthly’s Crash Test Boat – Through Hull Failure

  1. I couldn’t get a good look at the broken through hull under the sink, but
    if it protruded enough you might have been able to just jam that jar of
    putty right onto it.

  2. What obviously also buys time is to put all free hands on pumps while one
    is trying to fix the leak. If pumping fails, one person with a bucket can
    pretty much cope with the flow of a 1½” seacock. Still, it is a terrible
    situation to say the least.

  3. i would have run it up the beach by now or inflated the life raft and gone
    home and brought a caravan.

  4. panicky situation gets my blood boiling some. When it actually happens
    remember NOT to panic. Get out sledge hammer to get to hole if needed and
    address it soon.
    cheers

  5. These are some of the most useful and informative videos I have seen. Real
    world scenarios and solutions demonstrated right before my eyes. Thank you,
    and keep em coming!!!

  6. brave! With seawater pouring in through the broken hull fitting they got
    my heart rate up just watching. One of the fellows admitted to “a certain
    degree of panic”, admirably understated. You read about it but there’s
    nothing quite like doing it (or watching it done). Very educational,
    thanks very much. 

  7. A screwdriver and a towel could be used in a similar way as you did with
    the towel and the tube. Put the towel around the handgrip and the into the
    hull; if you have a hammer you may use it to make it fit tightly. 

  8. What a useless video. One minute we have water flooding in and then all of
    a sudden the hole has been plugged. What happened in-between?

  9. Glad I watched this. I too was very surprised at the effectiveness of the
    carrot and potato. Thanks, this video info may well save our lives one day!

  10. I had very much the same feeling…and I do have wooden bungs. I also have
    a standpipe and only two outlets below the WL. In a steel sailboat, fewest
    holes possible is best practice. I really find this series of videos
    interesting.

  11. Maybe we should ban the making of through hull hole in the first place. To
    charge those yacht or boat makers at criminal courts so they won’t make
    those sick holes. They are ticking bombs! If we need drain a boat, just use
    suction pump

  12. Nice one, very educational and gets one thinking about this very real
    threat on a boat where before,I’d given it little thought. Thanks. PS can
    you write the proper product names of all those used here for us folks to
    ref please though?

  13. with the floater and the hole in the hull, you could poke a tube through
    the carrot or potato (so the top is above the waterline) and then get the
    line trough that !

  14. None of my seacocks are hidden, after seeing this I am quite happy to live
    with the slightly more agricultural look. I admit to not having bungs near
    each seacock and will after seeing this be purchasing one of those spongy
    orangey things, I had looked in the past and dismissed it as a
    buy-me-buy-me chandlery item, but as you showed, they work. But I agree
    too, the veg which we always have in the galley was something I may never
    have thought of, this video may save a life, well done all invld

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