Originally Posted by Chrisjs
Have you considered trying to repair in place???
Seems like you are going through a lot of shit right now!!
Perhaps it is worth trying a temporary fix with JB Weld or similar??
Plus, who is watching what happens at 12 miles out unless you are in the illegal alien high traffic route??
At the very least it would seem a temporary patch of some sort would work.
While I agree his risk at 12 miles is minimum, it actually is a high traffic, heavily watched area for both drugs and immigrants, so the Coast Guard is very much aware of boats and what they're doing. A boat running to an open area, stopping there for a while, then returning to shore might actually lead to an inspection and questions on the way back. Very low odds, but always possible.