bailing bucket

bailing bucket

[′bāl·iŋ ‚bək·ət]
(engineering)
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There is no shade tarp, no bailing bucket, no sea anchor, no mast and sail, no sun screen, no first aid kit, no knife, no radio transmitter, no navigation instruments, nor water still, There is bitter chocolate though,
a bail or bailing bucket seems to have the same etymology as and is synonymous with pail.
You're talking about trying to stop the tide with a bailing bucket.