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Re: Best flotation system
Posted by theo on Dec 7, 2007
Use regular deck hatches with bulkheads and either use drybags with air only or camp gear, or those inflatable floatation cones. Sure hatches can fail, so can inspection ports in bulkheads. Stuffing bow and stern with plastic foam insulation option is not an option. The foam has weight that you cannot remove easily. And is it absolutely waterproof? The foam may soak up water, all be it slowly, next thing you know your boat weighs 200lbs+ and may be rotting from contact with damp foam, go with the tried and true.
In Response to: Best flotation system for by skiffrace on Dec 5, 2007