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Post by BOB350RX » 19 Apr 2011, 08:36

HEY GUYS GOT A NEW QUESTION FOR YA, I BOUGHT MY BOAT FROM A GUY AWHILE AGO AND JUST STARTED REDOING IT, AS I GOT INTO IT I NOTICED THE PREV. OWNER REMOVED ALL THE FLOATATION FOAM FROM IT, SHOULD I REPLACE IT? I HAVE FISHED THIS THING FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW WITH NO PROB. ID RATHER NOT PUT FOAM IN IT BUT IF ITS A PROB WAITING TO HAPPEN I WOULD LIKE TO FIX IT, LET ME KNOW WHAT YA THINK
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Post by clarkbre » 19 Apr 2011, 09:00

BOB350RX wrote: ID RATHER NOT PUT FOAM IN IT BUT IF ITS A PROB WAITING TO HAPPEN I WOULD LIKE TO FIX IT, LET ME KNOW WHAT YA THINK
You won't appreciate foam until there is a mishap and your boat (nearly) sinks! I would say it is wise to have some foam in that boat.
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Post by BOB350RX » 19 Apr 2011, 10:34

ITS A 14' MIRRO CRAFT AND IT HAS NO FOAM AT ALL HOW MUCH YOU THINK IT SHOULD HAVE? I KNOW ITS SUPPOSED TO KEEP IT FROM GOING DOWN LIKE A GARBAGE CAN BUT... #-o
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http://www.powerstream.com/wire_size.htm voltage drop, and wire size charts, pretty useful stuff!! not just for 12v either

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Post by bulldog » 19 Apr 2011, 11:17

Better safe than sorry.

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Post by Mojo^ » 19 Apr 2011, 12:48

Good question. I am in the middle of a re-build myself and took out all the foam (two rear enclosures between the rear bench and the transom, under the rear bench seat, under the bow deck) but will put foam under the floor when I install it. I hope it'll be enough to off-set what I removed. Square inch-wise, I think it'll be approx. 2/3 of what I removed. Better to have some than none I guess.

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Post by Ictalurus » 19 Apr 2011, 12:49

As long as your a decent swimmer and the boat is insured you'll be fine :D

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Post by gmoney » 19 Apr 2011, 16:30

Mojo^ wrote:Better to have some than none I guess.
I think your boat would still sink if you didn't have enough foam

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Post by Mojo^ » 19 Apr 2011, 18:59

I came home and measured just to be sure. Apparently, I am crappy at estimating square inches. The amount of foam going beneath the deck is nearly double the amount that I removed from the two enclosures, seat and bow deck. It was in sad condition anyway. Half was styrofoam and the remainder was water logged craft foam like what one would find in a silk flower arrangement. It may float up-side down, but it'll float.

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Post by BOB350RX » 20 Apr 2011, 09:41

WELL I DECIDED NOT TO TEMPT FATE ANY LONG THAN I HAVE WITH OUT THE FOAM SOM IM GONNA REPLACE IT ALTHOUGH IT MEANS LOSING SOME OF THE STORAGE I WAS INTENDING ON USING, OH WELL WHAT YA GONNA DO
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Post by BOB350RX » 20 Apr 2011, 09:42

BOB350RX wrote:WELL I DECIDED NOT TO TEMPT FATE ANY LONG THAN I HAVE WITH OUT THE FOAM SOM IM GONNA REPLACE IT ALTHOUGH IT MEANS LOSING SOME OF THE STORAGE I WAS INTENDING ON USING, OH WELL WHAT YA GONNA DO
WOW I REALY CANT TYPE
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Post by dyeguy1212 » 20 Apr 2011, 09:45

BOB350RX wrote:
BOB350RX wrote:WELL I DECIDED NOT TO TEMPT FATE ANY LONG THAN I HAVE WITH OUT THE FOAM SOM IM GONNA REPLACE IT ALTHOUGH IT MEANS LOSING SOME OF THE STORAGE I WAS INTENDING ON USING, OH WELL WHAT YA GONNA DO
WOW I REALY CANT TYPE
There's an edit button, but I'm pretty sure you can't edit after a certain time period or after someone posts after yours.

While we're on the topic, mind killing the caps lock? :wink:

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Post by BOB350RX » 20 Apr 2011, 09:54

no problem, bad habit, work computer uses everything in caps #-o
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Post by Oldgeek » 20 Apr 2011, 11:05

I'd add the foam. As someone on here said, it is the difference between filling with water but being able to tow it back to the ramp and the boat with all your stuff becoming structure for the fish. =D>
I added weight with the decking so I added foam under it. One sheet of 2" foam filled the space under the floor and also used it for a floor under the casting deck. It was like $29.
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Post by BOB350RX » 20 Apr 2011, 15:18

Im sure that i dont want to use any open cell foam but is there anything i should not put in? been looking at the two part poly foam, but that would set me back awhile as im ready to start to put this thing back together, getting tired of looking at it and want to use it i hear walleyes are hitting right now about 3 min drive from my house and its killin me
THIS THING USED TO FLOAT

http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=20263, my 82 mirro build

http://www.powerstream.com/wire_size.htm voltage drop, and wire size charts, pretty useful stuff!! not just for 12v either

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Post by rgpemt » 21 Apr 2011, 09:40

I read in one of the multiple posts on here that some folks are using the "swim noodles" to replace the foam. They are closed cell and wont absorb so much as the standard stuff (which was like a sponge in mine once I found it...YUCK!) . My plan is to follow the advice that I read and hit up the dollar store, buy a ton of them, cut them to the size I want and go to town! I have to agree with adding foam...I'm a "fat kid" and while I can swim...I cant swim forever lol!

Good Luck!

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