After you beat up an Iowa John boat on rocks, sand and stumps they start to leak a little. Sometimes more than a little. When your feet start to get wet it’s time to move to a new fishing spot. Standard procedure is to get under weigh and then pull the plug. Hopefully the speed is great enough that a Venturi is created and the water is sucked out the drain hole. If not the reverse happens, the water begins to rush in, the plug is reinserted and two slightly flattened three pound coffee cans are quickly located and deployed and hasty bailing begins. Never sank but I’ve had wet ankles lots of times. Most recently about three years ago.
Strike while the iron is hot. Live every day as if it were your last and one day you will be right.