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  1. I admit myself confused. I get that an open weed hatch, faulty stern packing, or non functioning bilge pump will flood the engine bay - but why oh why does that sink the boat? The ballast at the bow counteracts the weight of several people standing on the stern so should be enough to counteract the weight of water in the engine bay. Am I missing something? Is the water getting from the engine bay into the main hull somehow and over weighing the whole boat? I thought the engine bay, below deck level, was a separate compartment from the main hull and ballast area. Surely there is more we can do to reduce risk of sinking?! Please can you guys clarify.
  2. Little used Honda Generator has recently been fully underwater for a couple of hours. I have hosed it down with clean water. Any sage advice on recovery or is it junk? Ps it was stored in the outbuildings rather than on the boat (which was fine) when the Smestow and the Stour decided to Overton into the Staffs and Worcs. I understand Stewponey lock was overflowing to the extent the mooring bollards were underwater and the tow path tunnel was a torrent. VID-20200218-WA0003.mp4
  3. Hi guys and gals, I've just finally got around to editing a video I shot in 2007! It involves taking my Dad's boat Kismet on lots of flooded rivers, and then getting trapped in one of the biggest floods on the Avon. It's an hour long, so best to get comfy, but please enjoy: YouTube Clicky Cheers, Mike
  4. Thinking about what Cameron said in parliament in the debate on the floods. 'The money will be made available' etc. Should CaRT not get some money directly from the government for this national disaster. I'm of the mind that starting a national appeal might give Cameron the idea that the boaters can afford it. I'm sure that starting a collection will only encourage the government to exclude CaRT from whatever funding is made available. I can't see the EA launching an appeal any time soon.
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