Good update! Would love to know more about the leak, etcit was just on the news... boat did not sink... chopper dropped down an emergency pump and it was enough to keep the bilge down to find the leak and seal it... it was towed to shelter island and put back on its trailer
Thanks for posting this! Just ordered Stay Afloat for myself and my brother's boat. Great info!Haven't had to use any of these, but here are some different options out there..... pick your poison and be safe!
Tru Plug or Stay Plug..... foam plugs
Rescue Tape..... emergency self fusing silicone tape
Boat Bog..... Temporary emergency leak fix putty
Stay Afloat.... Temporary emergency leak fix wax
The unknown fisherman
That Stabi will never sink.....wish there were a few down here in SD.No real thru hull fitting on my Stabi but I do keep a few rubber corks for stuffing into the bilge drain in an emergency. This thread does make me want to add a back up bilge pump to the boat. Possibly a whale type manual pump that can be operated at the console?
Lol. I know, I know, but I try to stave off any over confidence by pretending it can sink like a traditional boat! My only regret is not buying a larger one. Drives me nuts watching boats just a couple feet bigger and not nearly as seaworthy crossing the bar when it's restricted to boats 20 and under. I'm 18.5.That Stabi will never sink.....wish there were a few down here in SD.
I saw a demo where they had pumped in water, put sand bags on the gunnels and had four guys standing in the boat........wouldn't go down, and the motor stayed pretty dry.
Seen plenty of cracked or questionable nylon thru hull fittings. Marelon does not have the problems nylon does.Have been looking for a boat to buy for a lil while now. In just the past 2 weeks I have seen 2 different boats with cracked plastic thru hulls.