Sealing the leaks

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A busy day on the Explorer.  Ingress from the storm last week had brought the bilge levels up.

 

So two of our pumps were rigged in series to take the bilge water to a slop tank.

Charlie made progress on the mate’s cabin deck light.

 

 

And a major leak was attended to in the mess room deckhead.  This had previously been covered in a tarpaulin so we weren’t sure what lurked beneath.  It turns out that very serious corrosion was hidden below and permanent repairs will be expensive.

 

 

As an interim, the metal was cleaned up as well as possible and plastic sheeting laid over sealed with mastic.