Re: Anybody got good ideas for flotation/webletters?

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Posted by ken on August 12, 19103 at 19:03:37:

In Reply to: Re: Anybody got good ideas for flotation/webletters? posted by brw on August 11, 19103 at 18:08:34:

: : Does anyone have good ideas for flotation? I read the article in Glen-l book, but I am not too interested in poured in place foam. What about cutting out foam blocks to fit the bilge and close them under the floorboard soles? Couldn't you use styrofoam for this purpose? If you could have your flotation in fitted blocks, then you could remove them for inspection and they would allow air/water to run between the bottom battens.
: : Any ideas?

: Not styrofoam. Use dock float foam. It is a closed-cell foam that is not attacked by gas or other chemicals found in a boating environment. I don't know where to find the foam, but you might check local marinas to see if they use it, and their source.

Isnt there a fire retardant epoxy that you can coat regular styrofoam with and have it useable?

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