- Jan 22, 2008
One of my dock neighbor's powerboat had a water hose lined up to his boat. The pressure reducer did not fail, the hose fitting on the boat end did. The stern of the boat was down about 6 inches before anyone noticed. The hose was in the cockpit and usually wouldn't have been a problem but the owner was working on the engines and had to go to town for a part. And of course, the hose flipped itself into the open engine hatch and luckily down into the bilge.