Excellent article. My open questions:
- Was there a reasonably low "high water alarm" to maximize the crew's ability to diagnose and remedy the problem before it was "too late to do anything"
- Did the boat allow good access to the water ingress area so that something could be done to stop the ingress
- Were the crew able to try to stuff things such as towels into the ingress area, in an attempt to lower the ingress rate to something the bilge pumps could deal with
- Did the boat have the ability to draw engine cooling water from the bilge instead of the ocean, in an attempt to dewater
- Was there a gasoline powered bilge pump that could have been used to dewater
- The waters were undoubtedly too cold to drape a tarp under the hull (hard to do without getting in the water). Nevertheless, a 30x30 tarp might be a useful thing to have aboard if in warmer waters.
- Were there not watertight compartments in the engine room, sufficient to allow the boat to remain afloat even with the engine room flooded.