The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum

Go Back   The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > The Boating Forum
Search

Notices

Random Quote: YOU CAN'T POLISH A TERD
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-04-2012, 07:06 AM
  #1    
Admirals Club
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Venice, Florida
Posts: 15,871
Default What type of foam is pool noodle and where can I buy block of it?

I used some pool noodles to test an idea to help my little boat float better at rest. It worked VERY well. The boat floats much flatter and get up on plane better. The motor on this boat is much heavier than what it was designed for. When I beach the boat, it actually beaches stern first. Now it beaches much better.

I would like to find a block of some foam that I could cut/carve into something that would look nicer. Black or grey would be great but I also may try having Brian at Line-X in Sarasota shoot it once it the shape I want. I needs to be lightweight so no suggestions for building a box etc. please.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Cool & Unique Boating Products and Gifts
www.CoolWaterProducts.com

Mr. Demeanor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 07:10 AM
  #2    
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,757
Default

closed-cell polyethylene
Karl in NY is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 11-04-2012, 07:13 AM
  #3    
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: CA & San Carlos, Mx
Posts: 17,045
Default

http://dafa-as.com/products/foam_pla...s?opendocument

They say they supply in blocks
__________________
Bullshipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 07:13 AM
  #4    
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,137
Default

very cool! maybe take one of those old white styrofoam coolers, cut it up, and somehow adhere it to the transom. paint it if you like. i like the resourcefulness. I'm not sure, but I think the white cooler styrofoam will be more UV stable over time than pool noodle foam. those things usually break down after a two or three years in the sun.
millacd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 07:20 AM
  #5    
Admirals Club
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Venice, Florida
Posts: 15,871
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by millacd View Post
very cool! maybe take one of those old white styrofoam coolers, cut it up, and somehow adhere it to the transom. paint it if you like. i like the resourcefulness. I'm not sure, but I think the white cooler styrofoam will be more UV stable over time than pool noodle foam. those things usually break down after a two or three years in the sun.
Thats why I may have it sprayed with Line-X. I will take some up there and see if Brian will shoot a little to see how it reacts. If it works, it would be a nice hard coating.
__________________
Cool & Unique Boating Products and Gifts
www.CoolWaterProducts.com

Mr. Demeanor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 07:32 AM
  #6    
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,137
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Demeanor View Post
Thats why I may have it sprayed with Line-X. I will take some up there and see if Brian will shoot a little to see how it reacts. If it works, it would be a nice hard coating.
gotcha, don't know what line-x is but it sounds great. good luck finding something for it
millacd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 07:53 AM
  #7    
Admirals Club
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Venice, Florida
Posts: 15,871
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by millacd View Post
gotcha, don't know what line-x is but it sounds great. good luck finding something for it

Truck bed coating.
__________________
Cool & Unique Boating Products and Gifts
www.CoolWaterProducts.com

Mr. Demeanor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:02 AM
  #8    
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Posts: 2,362
Send a message via AIM to triguy7
Default

What about a float pod designed a little different for v bottom boats? These picked mine up a few inches - so I'm a big believer in them/concept.
Attached Images
 
triguy7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:06 AM
  #9    
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Lower, AL
Posts: 3,572
Default

Try McMasters of the Universe...they have everything.

Look under "Raw Materials"
__________________
Intolerant of Intolerance.

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Barnacled is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:31 AM
  #10    
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 2,122
Default

I am surprised that little bit of foam did anything noticeable.
A float pod that can be bolted to your existing motor bracket would be a long term solution.
The pod could be in the middle as well as on each side.
DoubleO7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 09:35 AM
  #11    
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,062
Default

triguy do you have a web sie address for those pods
hatterasman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 10:12 AM
  #12    
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Posts: 2,362
Send a message via AIM to triguy7
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hatterasman View Post
triguy do you have a web sie address for those pods
boydwelding.com
triguy7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 10:22 AM
  #13    
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location:
Posts: 49
Default

The pool noodle foam won't last long. I used cut some to put on my gaffs so when the rookies and kids drop them over I can get them back. Once in the sun the they shred up and make a mess.
jdusek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 10:30 AM
  #14    
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: virginia beach, va.
Posts: 497
Default

what a neat idea.....

with the difference in weights between the two and four strokes somebody
can makes some money with a good product sort of like yours
Miss Christine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 10:40 AM
  #15    
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tarpon Springs, Fl.
Posts: 82
Default

Ive seen some flats boats that guys use bumpers under there jack plate.
Energizedsbs is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 10:50 AM
  #16    
Admirals Club
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Venice, Florida
Posts: 15,871
Default

The pods are cool but the weight is too much. Once on plane, the extra weight would hurt the overall handling/performance.

Maybe I will just start gluing golf balls to the transom
__________________
Cool & Unique Boating Products and Gifts
www.CoolWaterProducts.com

Mr. Demeanor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 11:01 AM
  #17    
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Delaware
Posts: 1,492
Default

Ummm, golfballs don't float. Just saying...
__________________

------------------------
Kencraft Buxton 25 Pilothouse - current obsession
Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman CC - sold
Pro line 251 WA - sold
dpowell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 11:03 AM
  #18    
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: South Florida
Posts: 7,919
Default

I'm not being sarcastic - is that even 8 lbs of buoyancy?
__________________


Cape Horn
Flot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 11:06 AM
  #19    
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bradenton Florida
Posts: 5,691
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Demeanor View Post
I used some pool noodles to test an idea to help my little boat float better at rest. It worked VERY well. The boat floats much flatter and get up on plane better. The motor on this boat is much heavier than what it was designed for. When I beach the boat, it actually beaches stern first. Now it beaches much better.

I would like to find a block of some foam that I could cut/carve into something that would look nicer. Black or grey would be great but I also may try having Brian at Line-X in Sarasota shoot it once it the shape I want. I needs to be lightweight so no suggestions for building a box etc. please.
am i reading this right? you used a few feet of pool noodle to help your boat "float flatter"? flatter as in it drafts less?
__________________
Formerly known as nate.

"If I had my life to live over again, there are some things Id do differently, but, oh yeah, Id still be a fisherman. No doubt about that."
Thomas 'Blue' Fulford
captain nate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 11:06 AM
  #20    
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Fort Pierce, Florida
Posts: 1,357
Default

what youve shown in the picture wont do a darn thing for your flotation... youve added a few pounds of buoyant force at best.... anything you perceived as a gain is anecdotal at best.

try some A-B-A testing and document it
truculenity is online now   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 



©2009 TheHullTruth.com

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0