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Old 03-19-2015, 02:34 PM
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Default foam filling aluminum boat for better ride/stability?

Is this a possibility to improve the ride of my 19' baja bayrunner?
I've heard of using dense heavy to add weight and of course help with flotation, but my main goal would be to help the ride.
Appreciate any input.
Old 03-19-2015, 03:56 PM
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foam wont contribute to stability, it will add weight.... if thats your desire.

maybe look into trim tabs if you want to keep your bow down more.
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Foam gets wet will rot aluminum
Old 03-19-2015, 05:29 PM
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You can try something like this maybe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBrD...eature=related

Sounds similar to a Stabicraft if you modify it, except it has welded aluminum buoyancy tubes in a ring along the top of the boat.

http://www.stabi-craft.co.nz/Buoyancy.aspx
http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...stability.html
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Originally Posted by Seanile27 View Post
Foam gets wet will rot aluminum
^^ This is good advice. I have first hand experience of foam corroding aluminium. It nearly sunk my boat.
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try sand bags first. move them aroud untill you find what is comfortable
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I took the foam out of my small aluminum boat. Yea, I know, I'll drown if it fills with water now.

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