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Old 07-25-2007, 10:55 AM
Steve Huffman Steve Huffman is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ohio River Mile 545.9
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I'm glad I'm not the only one that thought of that crazy idea! I suggested that idea to the owner last year, but he was looking for water pumps and lift bags. Who knows if it would really work. In theory the air pressure should displace the water in the failed pontoon, forcing the water out the small hole in the bottom (assuming it is just a small hole, and on the bottom, and the pontoon is airtight otherwise).

Bill Judd probably had the best suggestion: 2 or 3 Caterpillar D8's up on the river bank hauling her out with cables. Next step would be salvaging the scrap. Too bad they let it sink. It was a decent looking boat.
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