Originally Posted by Tino
I had the same problem with my little Humber 5m. I had it on a swing mooring and in some bad weather. Overnight the waves breaking over the bow actually sank the boat to the level where the water flowed out over the transom. I would have been better off if i had left the elephants trunk down.
We had that on the searider, though it usually occurs when the wind is against tide. Your boat hangs off the mooring putting stern to waves, they then slop over and overwhelm the bilge pump, if you have one.