Should i put foam in my boat?

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Rogers Marvin asked a question: Should i put foam in my boat?
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Date created: Mon, Mar 8, 2021 3:57 AM
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Yes, you need the foam IF you want to boat to float as intended when swamped and you must use closed cell foam so it won't absorb water. Whatever you do, do NOT use consumer spray foam designed for sealing air gaps around the house. Most of these foams are not closed-cell and therefore will absorb water like a sponge.

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Should I Foam Around My Boat Fuel Tank? Avoid foaming around a boat’s fuel tank if possible. When replacing a tank, have the tank secured in place with brackets or tabs screwed to the hull. Foam can hold water and eventually cause premature failure of the tank. Here are a few of the many reasons you should avoid foaming around the fuel tank if at all possible.

- If you are rebuilding your boat and seal the stringers well or use pressure treated lumber in the rebuild, then adding foam will not contribute to rot. - Its nice to know the boat will not sink, taking the expensive motor with it.

First and foremost, you add foam to keep a boat from sinking. As we have already discussed, whether it helps a boat sit higher in the water is debatable, but the foam can literally prevent a boat already taking on water from going under which can save your gear and potentially your life.

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Glen Wooldridge told me DO NOT pour foam it because pour foam water logs over time, and will trap water and then cause problems when the trapped water freezes in your driveway in the winter. The other option is foam in the side trays and under the existing floor boards, but then you lose all that storage

However, boat manufacturers prefer to use "pour foam". Two part foam that is made on the spot by mixing two chemicals and pouring it into the compartment, where hopefully it foams up and forms two pound density closed cell foam. It is easier to design compartments into the boat for pour foam, easier to install it, and results in less waste.

You want two pound density Polyurethane Foam. That is a closed cell High density. Many of the spray cans are a closed cell medium density and long term exposure to water may experience failures. I THINK Great Stuff has a product for landscaping ponds that is made for long term exposure to water. I never used it, but know its available.

Just as adding foam to a boat will have zero affect on its buoyancy while it is on the water, adding foam to a kayak will not help it float better while you are paddling in it either. However, adding foam to a boat does have a very important affect on the boat’s buoyancy if it takes on water and starts to sink.

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