So now in the harbour, everyone is fuelling up and everyone is operating like one massive team, as Jurgen bails water with half a mineral water bottle as thats the only thing that will fit through the hatch, I radio to the other teams and ask if anyone has a stirrup pump type of thing.
Sea Salt (Targa) has so Kalish brings it over to us.
We pump out the water taking it in turns and no more water is entering the hull
We discuss possible problems and then find that a rear transom box has water in to...
My best guess is that a seam tape is letting water by while at speed and forcing water around the tube and into the box, once this reaches the level of the conduit that takes the cable to the console then waters getting down the conduit. Now the thing is the conduit is perforated to allow water to escape into the hull. Over two days that little trickle has slowed us down.
But there's good news, there's a bung in the bottom of the box which we can leave open and let water to drain onto the deck and if we leave the bilge pump on auto then we'll pump it out.
Jurgen has a better idea... We'll run with one trunk down... Perfect
It's Friday so there's Gig Racing