However, the pump is small and the tank very large. It seemed to Bruce like about 500,000 pump strokes were required before he was getting close. He wanted to hurry since the companionway hatch was leaking just a little--enough to get deep in the sump, er, coachroof. Every so often. Bruce would go up to the sail locker and walk
back and forth across the floor, er, cabintop, to get the boat rocking and see if she would go over. When she didn't it was back to the pumping, this went back and forth a few times. Finally, with the ballast tank about a third full, he got her rocking enough to go over.