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Sinking a boat with minimal damage

Discussion in 'Boats and Boating Equipment' started by JackOfDiamonds, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
    6,684
    7,047
    113
    :saw:

    :):):)

    Now to clean up the keyboard.


    Bob
     
  2. lowlysubaruguy

    lowlysubaruguy Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: The Gorge
    149
    48
    28
    You should invite me over

    After watching half a dozen or more boats sink the big issue you’ll have is getting it to sink where and how you want it. Ok I should explain I fish very rough water and we anchor short lines and very close together. There’s more to this story I’ll just state it’s very aggressive fishing here at times. I see a boat sink every few years. Most roll side to side then the rear sinks straight down at least in boats say under 25 feet. Some float belly up as well. Place your weights side to side with some in the center front to rear and start filling it with water when it’s sinking evenly but floating stop adding water tow it to where you want it and fill it with water you should be able to control the way it sinks like this remove all forms of flotation i would screw cylinder heads into the hull or floorboard easy enough to find easier to move into a boat than a block. Screwing then in place will keep them where you want them if it lists when sinking. Just grab some construction screws or lag bolts and your impact driver start screwing them in place.
     

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