Re: Foam in flotation tan

Posted by Charlie on Jan 27, 2005

If you have a watertight floatation chamber why fill it with anything? Displacing the air with foam makes the boat heavier not lighter. If you fill sealed chambers with foam the only time the foam will be of any advantage is if the hull is penetrated and the boyant compartments are lost. I leave my compartments empty because I fear water being trapped for long periods between the foam and the hull. Anything used for floatation in a wooden hull should be removable and removed regularly to let the interior surfaces dry completely. Charlie

In Response to: Re: Foam in flotation tan by RogerJ on Jan 26, 2005