Remember, please, even strong boats can break easily!

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Remember, please, even strong boats can break easily!

nigel
Our boats are designed to withstand most water pressure from the OUTSIDE of the hull. Imagine one of us, say 70kg, jumping on the upturned outside hull of one of them. OK. It survives. Now try it from the inside. On dry land - i.e. no supporting pressure from water on the outside - probable CATASTROPHE!
Now imagine doing this quietly and serruptitiously by filling the boat with water on dry land.
Remember, 1 cubic metre of water weighs 1 tonne!  (1000kg)
Yesterday I was working on Langstone Lady (cover in place, bung out, no water inside) when I noticed a blackbird having a bath -  in THE WELSH BOAT (I still cannot pronounce its name!)! OK, I've nothing against Blacbirds having a bath, but the water was flowing over the back end (sorry, the stern!). The boat was propped at an angle so, fortunately, wasn't full. But it did have an enormous amount of water in it. Remember all that rain and snow we've been having? And it has no cover!
    Remember that bung in the bottom of the boat? It was still in place!!!
Too deep and cold for me to reach (without stripping off my shirt etc.
    So I bailed out most of it....and the hull creaked as it regained its shape.
My very rough calculation of the volume of water gave an answer of 0.8 cubic metres of water....!

So REMEMBER THAT BUNG.
It is just as important to remember to take the bung OUT when you put the boat away, as it is to put it IN when you take it on the water.
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Re: Remember, please, even strong boats can break easily!

Mike Gilbert
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 put Nigel...  "It is just as important to remember to take the bung OUT when you put the boat away, as it is to put it IN when you take it on the water. "

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On 6 March 2018 at 22:18, nigel [via Langstone Cutters RC] <[hidden email]> wrote:
Our boats are designed to withstand most water pressure from the OUTSIDE of the hull. Imagine one of us, say 70kg, jumping on the upturned outside hull of one of them. OK. It survives. Now try it from the inside. On dry land - i.e. no supporting pressure from water on the outside - probable CATASTROPHE!
Now imagine doing this quietly and serruptitiously by filling the boat with water on dry land.
Remember, 1 cubic metre of water weighs 1 tonne!  (1000kg)
Yesterday I was working on Langstone Lady (cover in place, bung out, no water inside) when I noticed a blackbird having a bath -  in THE WELSH BOAT (I still cannot pronounce its name!)! OK, I've nothing against Blacbirds having a bath, but the water was flowing over the back end (sorry, the stern!). The boat was propped at an angle so, fortunately, wasn't full. But it did have an enormous amount of water in it. Remember all that rain and snow we've been having? And it has no cover!
    Remember that bung in the bottom of the boat? It was still in place!!!
Too deep and cold for me to reach (without stripping off my shirt etc.
    So I bailed out most of it....and the hull creaked as it regained its shape.
My very rough calculation of the volume of water gave an answer of 0.8 cubic metres of water....!

So REMEMBER THAT BUNG.
It is just as important to remember to take the bung OUT when you put the boat away, as it is to put it IN when you take it on the water.


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Re: Remember, please, even strong boats can break easily!

Andy Mac
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Well done Nigel and thanks for the reminder.
Best
Andy
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Re: Remember, please, even strong boats can break easily!

Steve Woods
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Nigel,

Thank you for sorting Ysbry Y Mor (Spirt of the sea) life in the boat park is tough if you don't have a cover !

Thank you for all your work on Sallyports gates.

Cheers

Steve
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