Friday, May 3, 2013

She didn't sink. . .

Tapestry under tow, 5:30 AM
The good news is that Tapestry didn't sink. When I arrived at 5:00 this morning the rate that water was entering the hull was frightening. Last night we installed pumps. The pump was running every three minutes. When I left last night the pump was cycling every 15 minutes. The mechanic that did the repair says that he was onboard and in the hold at 4:00 yesterday afternoon, and that she was dry. I was onboard at 5:00 (an hour later) and she had 18 inches of water in her hold. Picture a space 20 inches deep by 30 inches wide by 16 feet long filling with water in less than an hour.  Needless to say I did not sleep well last night. We could have lost her completely. I am concerned about the wiring and all the stuff that is under that deck. Boating is such fun. Thanks to my friend Carl for jumping in so quickly and the folks that came down to the boat last night.

1 comment:

Paul said...

What an ordeal!