Emergency repairs made at sea - photo essay

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by yachtwork, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. yachtwork
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    yachtwork Junior Member

    Hello all- I'm putting together a photo collection of "Emergency repairs made at sea" mostly from photos I have collected along the way. The page can be found here-

    http://www.yachtwork.com/report-broken-gear.htm

    I'm looking for some more tricks, and photos of "repairs made at sea" to help build the collection. Any help, photos, stories, or ideas would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Scott in Tahiti









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  2. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Nice hints, nice post.

    Too many here believe that the electronic weather forecast for three days saves their worthless asses from being scuttled.

    A simple rubber sheet, some grease and a scantling can avoid water intrusion above 1 ft square btw.

    A sea cock has to be operated daily! To be a safe device.

    But what are we talking.....

    The pro┬┤s know, and the others never grasp.

    Regards
    Richard
     
  3. J3
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    J3 Junior Member

    Nice idea for an article. A good reminder to not forget all the simple things (like sizing in case the entire thru hull disappears too!)

    The real-world bow defect is interesting and troubling too that it slipped through production like that.
     
  4. mark775

    mark775 Guest

    They don't "slip thru production" They deserve to go out of business.
     

  5. yachtwork
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    yachtwork Junior Member

    Broken whisker repair

    Photos of a broken whisker stay repaired at sea

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    First stabilized with line

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    The end of the anchor chain was cut off and looped over the end of the bowsprit

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    The end of the chain was run to a block and tackle tightened with a halyard. Held for 500 miles.
     
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