Keeping The Water Out

Crash Pump

When John realized that the large bilge pump on Morgan’s Cloud was not really suitable, he went looking for an alternative in the commercial and industrial world and found a good solution.

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Deck

Colin continues in his pursuit of watertight integrity by looking at ways to waterproof deck fittings.

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Topsides

There are few things more miserable on a boat at sea than salt water below from deck leaks. And if said leaks get bad enough, they can sink you. Colin has a whole series of tips on how to stop that happening to you.

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Watertight Bulkheads

Though watertight bulkheads are arguably not imperative, they could give you some extra time when it really counts. Colin describes how they installed watertight bulkheads on their OVNI 435.

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I have written at some length on watertight bulkheads because I think the subject represents an interesting exercise in risk evaluation, a process all of us who wish to sail offshore must become adept at, because if we treat all risks as equal, and try to guard against each of them equally, we will quite simply never leave the wharf.

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Keeping The Water Out

When we were formulating our long-term list of places to visit during our cruising life, the Pacific northwest was high on our list. And having spent Christmas and New Year on the shores of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, we can confidently say that as a cruising ground it has now gone well up the [...]

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