How can you save your boat if she’s holed below the waterline?
In Yachting Monthly’s latest Crash Test Boat experiment, our Jeanneau Sun Fizz 40 took on an astonishing two tonnes of water in 7-8 minutes through a small hole below the waterline.
The two-part video, made by Steven Adams of YachtingTV, shows quick fix repairs to a hole-in-the-hull – what skipper Chris Beeson calls ‘buy-you-time’ repairs.
In the magazine article, featured in the September 2011 issue, Chris goes into more detail (which wasn’t filmed) showing five more permanent ‘get-you-home’ repairs. Read how effective the £71 epoxy repair kit – the Kollision Kit – was compared to DIY fix with a plywood board screwed over the hole and into the hull with self-tappers.
See the rest of the Crash test boat videos here