24 thoughts on “Yachting Monthly’s Crash Test Boat is holed Part 1”

  1. Someone tell the cameraman to point the lens at the f…ing hole in the boat “We put it there…” means nothing when all we’ve seen is the guy’s face! We’ve all read about these methods – why use a film so we CAN’T see how they work (or don’t).

  2. What if you just filled a bowl of urethane foam and then keep pushed agains the waterway from the inside of the boat until it dries?

  3. For all the lambs bleeting about the video, write to yachting monthly and get your money back.

  4. I have a friend who swears that “Spray Foam” is the best method for temporary repair. I would love to see you shoot a hole with a can of spray foam and see the results…sounds like a great method to me

  5. The slings holding the boat were lowered so the boat was floating, and the hull was supporting herself, not the slings. The slings were left in position just in case she sank :0)

  6. As it appears (I might be wrong or it might not be shown on the video) the boat seems to be lowered just enough to get water above the water line. I think that if it’s correct, the Archimede’s force isn’t maximal if the total weight of the boat isn’t in the water. If you only lower the boat enough to get water in the boat it might not represent the water pressure of Archimede’s reaction force when a boat is fully supported by its weight in water. But I might be wrong…

  7. while it’d been nice to hear from the navy, the examples given are the ones you typically hear about on the docks. i found it interesting that it seemed, once again, that the cheapest, most versatile solution was bracing a type IV against it until you could figure out a longer term solution, such as fothering with a flat sheet of plasticized canvas.

  8. Their is spelled well “their” meaning belonging to them. It’s too bad you’re illiterate as I agree with your comment.

  9. What a bunch of fools trying to cut a hole in the boat. Why not just use a fork lift? As far as the hole how about 6 screws a wooden cabinet door and a power drill, then block it in. As far as your “testing” is concerned why would you not bring in “professionals” from the Navy (submarine group and/or submarine training) who have been training people to stop and prevent leaks for years. You instead are trying to re-invent the wheel without any research.

    You’re pathetic!

    Instead of looking at there heads LOOK AT WHAT HE’S DOING

  11. Careful being cocky. Because look at the Titanic, She was supposed to be unsinkable.

  12. Sure, “not essential” as long as you don’t run into something lol Sort of like seatbelts, I suppose.

  13. Many wooden and fibreglass yachts have made it offshore, over oceans and around the world without crash bulkheads. Handy to have, but by no means essential.

  14. Duct tape will only stick to dry surfaces unless you can wrap it around and around to make a seal, such as on a split pipe, on the wet hull it wouldn’t stick.

  15. Only go offshore on proper yachts build of steel with watertight crash bulkheads!

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