I cut the throttle, and the whole boat settled back, and the engine went under, and then in 4 seconds, that boat turned over, with no warning to react!
Yes that was my hope, as my mako dumps the water out when trusted, but this Parker, had and enclosed transom with another second splashwell that did not allow the water to dump as the hull was already full, and yes that evening I checked the float on the bilge, and it was working properly, but when live well was constantly pumping, it filled a non working bilge, as we could not get water to pump out the side, before the throttles were let back. We had no time, to keep trying as the only other craft near to save us, was our only hope at life, so I stopped right near him, so we could live instead of risk the operation and dumping of water from bilge. Gremlins sink a lot of boats, and the only thing that makes since to me, is a drain plug in live well, was either never reinstalled from the previous day, or got knocked loose during travels? Poor design Parker, to allow a live well to drain, into the bilge! In my opinion, it should be plumbed out the back of the transom?Hate it for you guys, the whole situation sounds terrible. I do have a question though, mainly so we can all learn from it. Why did you cut the throttle? I know it's easy to monday morning quarterback, but it seems like to me if you had kept moving and given time for the bilge pumps to evacuate the water the boat may have remained upright?