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Old 09-11-2015, 03:34 PM   #21
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:47 PM   #22
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I mis-spoke; it was actually Labor Day not Sunday. We had a fair amount of water coming into the boat an a roll of Rescue Tape eventually stopped it. The wider tape would have, I think, made the job easier. Or not; easy to second guess these things after the fact.
Since you won't say why the water was coming in, perhaps you'd at least tell us what size and how many bildge pumps you have in your engine space and if the leak was overwhelming them? Or were they keeping up with the influx?

Also do you have an easy way to use your engine raw water intakes as crash pumps? If not, after this experience would you consider setting one up?
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:17 PM   #23
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Wifey B: Under our kitchen sink at home. It was a holiday and all of a sudden water water everywhere. But in our garage with our boat supplies was rescue tape to the rescue. For people not inclined to such things, I thought we were quite resourceful. When the plumber came he did too. He said "you meant for this to stay sealed. What the h... is this stuff?" It's better than the similar plumber tape. More expensive but our kitchen didn't sink....
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:36 PM   #24
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Disclaimer: the guy who owns Rescue Tape is a close friend of mine. That being said, I've used it for quite a few things, including a leaking fuel hose. Always works. Best boat repair was it fixed a leaking steel exhaust fitting (hose ran from the engine to the fitting which went through the transom). Held for quite a few months until we hauled out and replaced the fitting. Here's a short video we made of the repair:

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John Kretschmer once told me he made a temporary repair on his boat crossing the Atlantic (can't remember exactly what it was). He sheepishly admitted the Rescue Tape was still there a year later...

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Old 09-13-2015, 12:46 PM   #25
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Since you won't say why the water was coming in, perhaps you'd at least tell us what size and how many bildge pumps you have in your engine space and if the leak was overwhelming them? Or were they keeping up with the influx?

As a captain Bill, think about this...
You have an onboard experience that has the potential to result in litigation.
Would one of your first moves be to jump on social media with details; any details?

Not saying this is the case, but...
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:53 PM   #26
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Describe the problem and how it was repaired with rescue tape.
Did it withstand water, heat, movement, how much did it take etc. etc....
Great bunch of responses here. So, where is a common place to buy this miracle cure all?
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Hawgwash--- We buy ours direct from the manufacturer. Welcome to Rescue Tape! | Main | Rescue Tape

However, it is also available from other sources like Amazon.
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Old 09-13-2015, 05:43 PM   #28
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Since you won't say why the water was coming in, perhaps you'd at least tell us what size and how many bildge pumps you have in your engine space and if the leak was overwhelming them? Or were they keeping up with the influx?QUOTE]


As a captain Bill, think about this...
You have an onboard experience that has the potential to result in litigation.
Would one of your first moves be to jump on social media with details; any details?

Not saying this is the case, but...
He brought it up on social media no one else did. And there was no way that at least some one around here wasn't going to ask the obvious follow up questions. If it is a litigation situation he should never have brought it up in any form in the first place.

But I don't think discribing your bilge pump system is going to open you up to any liability if your boat didn't sink.

I wasn't asking him to discribe why the boat was leaking. It's obvious he's not going to do that.

I just was curious as to what pump set up he had and how well it worked at stemming the flow. Did it just keep up? Or was it more than adequate? Does he have a quick and simple way to use his engines as emergancy pumps? Did he need to use them this time? If he does not, does he think he might add such a set up after this experience? Pretty basic questions that can be answered without the need to go into any detail about what caused the leak.

Although it might be informative to have a ballpark estimate of the volume of water coming in.
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:20 PM   #29
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Great bunch of responses here. So, where is a common place to buy this miracle cure all?
Just about ever marine store on the Island sells it, All Bay, Trotac, Waypoint, Westmarine......etc....
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He brought it up on social media no one else did.
I brought it up as a way of illustrating the value of Rescue Tape. The rest of you started yammering on about the incident itself.

While I have no issues with discussing inconsequential, mundane stuff on forums like this one, I do not discuss anything that is actually important on public forums or social media.

Which is a semi-polite way of saying the details of the incident and how we dealt with it are none of your nor anyone else on this forum's business.
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I brought it up as a way of illustrating the value of Rescue Tape. The rest of you started yammering on about the incident itself.

While I have no issues with discussing inconsequential, mundane stuff on forums like this one, I do not discuss anything that is actually important on public forums or social media.

Which is a semi-polite way of saying the details of the incident and how we dealt with it are none of your nor anyone else on this forum's business.
Yeah, I know I, and I think most of us, got that a while back, thanks. So feel free stop talking about not talking about it at any time.
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Yeah, I know I, and I think most of us, got that a while back, thanks.
You could have fooled me.....
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While I have no issues with discussing inconsequential, mundane stuff on forums like this one, I do not discuss anything that is actually important on public forums or social media.
Interesting. Do you know how long you spend on TF relative to each mental bubble gum dross posting of yours? If so, multiply that by 13,000 and imagine what great deeds you might have done, or better yet, may do in the future...
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As I've stated before, this forum is purely entertainment for me. While my number of posts is high they represent a minimal effort or amount of time on my part. In many cases they are things I dash off while waiting for a progress bar to creep across a screen during an edit session.

Almost every post to this forum is a rehash of a topic that has been discussed many many tines before since the forum's founding in 2007. An interesting challenge, probably for a lot of participants besides myself, is how to say the same thing again but in a different way.

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I appreciate that as it now shortens my TF time considerably!
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