Our handy set of emergency plugs could make all the difference. You may hope for the best but you should always prepare for the worst! A hole could appear in the hull of your boat at any time and you need to fix it as quickly as possible. Even a comparatively small hole can result in your vessel taking on a large volume of water in double quick time. Carrying wooden emergency plugs will enable you to deal with smaller holes without having to rush around looking for appropriate material to plug them with.
Our wooden emergency plugs are supplied in packs of ten with diameters ranging from 8mm to 38mm or in packs of nine with diameters of 20mm to 49mm for larger leaks. They are fashioned from soft wood which expands when wet.
We also offer the Ever Build Stick 2 epoxy putty, a two part underwater repair adhesive. This can be used to make permanent repairs to wet areas and underwater substrates if you suffer a crack or a joint separation. This can be applied underwater in both fresh and salt water and will bond to fibreglass, metal, wood, concrete and glass. It is a highly effective local repair sealant that you should always carry.
Our plugs and sealant will enable you to effect a repair if you do spring a leak. Some emergencies are unavoidable and so you must always be prepared. Many incidents can be avoided if you take the right measures. Inspect trailer boats regularly so you can uncover any issues before you take to the water. Acquaint yourself with the navigation rules of the region in which you will be travelling to minimise the chance of a collision. Make sure you have a good knowledge of the currents and underwater hazards that you could encounter. You should also take care to travel at a speed that allows you to avoid obstacles.
Respond immediately if you think you could have a problem. Try to locate the source of any leaks. Activate the bilge pump if you have one, use a manual bilge pump or bail out the water by hand. Make sure all on board are wearing their life jackets and distribute their weight evenly. Notify the coast guard and other boaters that you are taking on water. If you do manage to exert some control over the situation then head for a safe haven as soon as possible. If not then deploy distress signals and activate your EPIRB if you have one.
Our emergency wooden plugs and sealant could enable you to avert a serious situation. They represent small investments that could save you from a whole lot of trouble!