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Old 02-04-2016, 07:09 PM   #41
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I wish you the best of success with her but would suggest you get another 3 or 4 sets of eyes to go over everything just one more time or two. The circumstances of the sinking are worrying to me.
Exactly. That is so critical. You might miss something (and probably have!) that another would see. And the obverse is true too. A fresh set of eyes often identifies something.

I've done that recently on this canal. Spotted wire that had been sucked in between the coupler and the transmission (reason for ATF leak identified)

Spotted small spray of water coming from hose below waterline that after decades needed replacement

Saw belt that wobbled (my angle, near deck, looking forward it was apparent -- nearly invisible from the other end of the engine)

And too I've had stuff pointed out that I missed.
That's what boat people do.

Have your friends who helped refloat the boat go over everything. Is water still accumulating in the bilges? It should not. Perhaps you've got a scupper drain with a hose clamp that fell off. The hose no longer is attached so all that water is going straight into the bilge instead of overboard.

Run water in your scupper/ deck drains. Look over the side. You should see water coming out. If you don't it is going inside your hull most likely.

Anyway, RT is correct. Have more eyes than yours go over the boat. Knowledge is power.

All the best to you.
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Old 02-04-2016, 09:07 PM   #42
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Rename her LeakyTeaky. If rain water sank your boat you have serious deck leaks. Not surprising for an old MT. They did use a lot of teak, that will be about the only thing not rotted. JME
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Old 02-22-2016, 10:41 AM   #43
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Good for you Wade. Fair winds and all that. Meanwhile, (and not wishing to seem impertinent), how satisfied are you that the cause(s) of your boat filling up with water while dockside are known and addressed? Besides being concerned for your safe passage, many of us are ever-interested in the lessons to be learned after an experience like yours.
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:22 PM   #45
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Good for you Wade. Fair winds and all that. Meanwhile, (and not wishing to seem impertinent), how satisfied are you that the cause(s) of your boat filling up with water while dockside are known and addressed? Besides being concerned for your safe passage, many of us are ever-interested in the lessons to be learned after an experience like yours.

Thank you. I am very satisfied..........just don't want to go into details on a social media site. But rest assured there is not a hose, clamp sea trainer or any other critical part that is not new.......even though I will strip everything out on the refit, it will all be reutilized in the end so money and time well spent. This may actually be a cruise rather than a mission oriented deployment
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:40 AM   #46
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OMG it is blowing today in Panama City! Had a recorded gust last night at Tyndall AFB of 56MPH! That's right mother nature........get it out of your system before next week ;-)
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:18 PM   #47
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OMG it is blowing today in Panama City! Had a recorded gust last night at Tyndall AFB of 56MPH! That's right mother nature........get it out of your system before next week ;-)
Yes! She definitely needs to get it out of her system before I get there so I don't have to
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Old 03-11-2016, 03:04 PM   #48
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Just wanted to let everyone know we are well int0 our voyage.........passing through Daytona Beach as I type....details t0 come........YES!
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Did you have shore water hooked up to your system? That will fill a boat fast.
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:30 AM   #52
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Did you have shore water hooked up to your system? That will fill a boat fast.
Hi Bilge53 (other half of Lazy Libra crew here). We actually didn't have shore water hooked up. This will likely forever remain a mystery
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I had to take a break on the "coming home" trip but wonderfulwade is in Georgia now, with my dad as his new first mate. Making progress!
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We are safely in port at Charleston SC! What a life changing experience this has been! Jen will set up a platform with pics narrating the entire voyage once we get settled.......nothing left to do but 20 miles up the Cooper river to Denton's for haul out and refit.......love this old trawler and love these Ford Lehmans!
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We probably just missed each other, we were in Charleston last week.
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We probably just missed each other, we were in Charleston last week.
Well this is our home port No Mast so definitely let us know when you pass back through!
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Wifey B: More Jenn please....
Working on "More"....just trying to catch up on sleep. Most exhausting 3 weeks I've had in a long time!
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Working on "More"....just trying to catch up on sleep. Most exhausting 3 weeks I've had in a long time!
Wifey B: Well, when you get unexhausted. Just glad to have the female partner aboard TF.
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Well this is our home port No Mast so definitely let us know when you pass back through!

We'll be back in three weeks, will let you know
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