A volunteer on a boat working search and rescue on the great lakes finds a survivor of a plane explosion. The survivor is sprawled on wing wreckage. Since a storm is coming, the volunteer needs to move the survivor to the boat. Because the boat isn't a search and rescue boat, it isn't equipped to do that kind of work. The volunteer doesn't know the extent of the survivor's injuries. The volunteer needs one of these. because he doesn't have one, he improvises. He removes the wing flap and uses it. There are four people on the volunteer boat and one of them is quite old while another has a broken leg. So, the volunteer is working alone. He uses some rope and ties it to the wing flap. At this point, I realize that this is all dry technical crap with nearly no dramatic value. But, the reader is going to need to feel it is do-able before he's going to suspend disbelief. How do you handle dropping a lot of technical detail onto the reader without making it boring?