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Not good when your Batteries are knackered so the bilge pump doesnt work! The boat has now been refloated.

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Sincere commiserations.

But I can't help wondering how long the boat was unattended and what kind of a leak it must have to flatten batteries and then continue to accumulate water until it sank?

The biggest water entry on mine trickled down the mast when it rained and in a week of really bad weather it might make a gallon. At that rate it would take a year with no bilge pump operating to add 500 lb of weight, which would lower the boat about an inch (28' x 8').

Even if the leak rate was 10 times that it shouldn't have sunk a sound boat....was there some kind of valve failure or outside interference?

Hope you make a full recovery without too much lasting damage.

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This isnt my boat,its moored next to us.I understand it was a valve failure,and in the three years weve been there we have never seen the owner or it move,also it wasnt hooked up to shore power to charge the batteries.The Perkins engine is going to be replaced with a recon.

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It makes you wonder why they own a boat, they must be paying the moorings or would have been sold off by now.

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Yes ,couldnt agree more and when i saw it i did feel really bad for the owner. Then when my other 3 crew members had all loaded there gear onto our boat,i said,"shame about Lucy",they said "what are you talking about"?All 3 of them had walked past her and not noticed!!.I did wonder what sort of week we would have,especially as we were going South,through Yarmouth,across Breydon,onto Norwich,but surprisingly all went well,and our boat is still in one piece!

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after reading this post,not a lot of sympathy if the owners cannot be bothered !!!


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