Crash Test Boat Holing Part 1
We have been working with the team from Yachting Monthly magazine on a new series called "Crash Test Boat". Over the next few months we'll be inflicting plenty of damage to an average 40ft cruising yacht to see what happens and what we can do as sailors to help mitigate any disasters.
In the third of these scenarios we wanted to try some ways of buying time if the boat was holed..
With the help of the guys from Osmotech we put a hole in the hull and then lowered the boat into the marina whilst in the hoist strops.
It was amazing the speed and volume of water that came into the boat. In just 7 minutes 2 tonnes of sea water settled in the yacht.
Footage like this has never been seen before and we'd love to hear your feedback and thoughts.
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