Towed in a Hole is a Laurel & Hardy sound short film released 31 December 1932.
Stan and Ollie drive around town seeing if they can sell any fish. Stan suggests they catch their own fish and keep all the profits. Ollie likes the idea of cutting out the "middleman" so they buy a boat at a junk yard. After testing it for leaks by filling it with water, and some setbacks such as dropping an anchor through the hull and sawing through the mast, they make it seaworthy. When the boat is finally ready, the whole operation goes south when they decide to hoist the sail.