View Full Version : Tuscaloosa Tornado sunk Owens is on dry land

05-04-2011, 11:21 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions on patch ideas from my previous post. A friend that lives on the Gulf saw the Coast Guard use this technique offshore to save a boat that had a hole in the hull What we ended up doing was taking a tarp weighting it down and walking it from bow to stern under the boat. We then pulled it up and tied it off, leaving it somewhat slack. We cranked up the pumps and they pulled the tarp into the holes in the hull.
We pumped most of the water out, kept a gas powered pump on board and towed it a mile to the next marina. Back on dry land!

05-04-2011, 11:25 PM
Well done. Y>

05-04-2011, 11:38 PM
Did a "Captain" (Lt) Cook eh?

05-05-2011, 12:40 AM

05-05-2011, 02:24 AM
Good work. I think putting a tarp over the holes is called fothering.