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Old 07-25-2007, 10:45 PM
David Dewey David Dewey is offline
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Since the pontoon filled, I'd bet the "small leak" is on a side (probably a weld that opened up--likely one of the connecting plates added) that's why I suggested drilling a hole in the bottom so the water will go out the right direction! :)
That "small leak" might have to be caulked, or stuffed with some wood to slow it down. Once you start pumping air in, it should show up!
At least that's my theory!
Wonder what shape any of the machinery is in after being under water that long? OTOH, the Cairo's engines look pretty good after all that time under, and a steam loco was recovered from a resevoir here after 80+ years under--some parts still moved!
David D.
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