Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by ironman, Jul 26, 2016.
I hope everyone makes it home safe tonight. Wow.
We can only hope.....
Seriously hope everyone is all right even if it was this dickhead.
Don't use flip up plugs and Carry assorted red wood plugs
hahaha your a dick but a funny one atleast! The radio traffic about divers yesterday was great.
same stuff as toilet bowl wax gaskets. I have a Tupperware container full of it in my ditch bag, on my small boat....
Have both of these but thanks for the Stay Afloat product.
Hope they got he souls rescued.
Youtube Stay Afloat. There are a few great demonstrations. It's amazing what this stuff can do.
Yeah, I hope everyone is alright.
What a shitty experience! That would be my worst nightmare. Thanks responders for some great tips; I,e nerf footballs etc... I'm glad everyone is OK!
it 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
Good update! Would love to know more about the leak, etc
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Anyone ever had any luck shoving a nerf football into a hole? Heard it works but never had the opportunity thank god
Try vegas...i've heard you can buy anything there with enough cash
Damn that's funny didn't even realize how it sounded. Screw Vegas money's green anywhere I just don't have any
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
Thanks Mike great info
In the navy all they give you are wooden dowels and a big hammer. Once I shoved my pants into a hole propped myself against it by pushing against the opposite wall and saved merica during a simulation.
Stood there is my undies but we passed?
"Plumbing test equipment, pneumatic plugs or Mechanical plugs of various sizes
Obviously one style needs air.
This happened to me before.
We were in Catalina and on a mooring sleeping after a LONG night of hooping. I woke up in the morning and heard the bilge pump running but VERY slowly. First thing I did was jump up and noticed the back of the boat was very low in the water so I switched batteries and started the motor, which got the bilge running full speed. Then I started looking thru all of the hatches and found the bait pump thru hull has broken off and water pouring in. You could see straight to the ocean thru the hole. We shoved a wood plug in there and it immediately stopped the leak, like bone dry after the water was pumped out. Drove back to LB no problem and had it fixed by the next day.
Never leave the dock without a working bilge pump, good batteries, and a wood butt plug.
Only thing Id change is a high water alarm to wake our asses up earlier.
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