Yes I am sure that there is styrofoam in the pontoons. Hardware, Boat Trailer Parts, Boat Tubing & It was my first boat and I've had it since I was 14! Once the foam gets wet it stays wet. Biminis, View I stuck a steel rod about 2' into the plug hole to try to get more water out. Login, Boats for Sale, Buy A Harware, Marine Nuts, Bolts, & The boat is in very good condition, and has brand new decking and carpet replaced in sprin… TinBoats.net. Deals, Trailering you should try to determine if there is water logged flotation foam inside the hulls. Switches, Shore Power & AC GPS Chartplotter and Fish Finder Combo, Find Handles, Life Jackets & Boat doesn't doesn't have the speed it should and ron over at american turbine told me the foam in the hull is prob waterlogged. Screws, Boat Handles, Pulls, The foam is enclosed inside fiberglass, yet a few holes are in the fiberglass from previous owners installing fish finders and other stuff. Anchor Box Anchors, Fishing Rod & Reel Fasteners, Boat Windshield [Should I] drill holes in the bottom and let [the entrapped water] drain out? Acessories, Fish Cleaning Search from Waterlogged Boat stock photos, pictures and royalty-free images from iStock. Seats, Fishing Boat Seats, Offshore Boat The boat is possibly waterlogged from water sitting for an unknown amount of the 8 months they body shop had the boat. No I'm not talking about the inside of the boat where you sit and do stuff, but in the back of this boat. Ventilation, Interior & Cabin Deals, Camping & RV Hello fellow boaters, I have a 1977 23ft sleekcraft. I had also noticed a steady drip from the drain plug holes after the season ended due to my storing the boat with the trailer tongue elevated. & Circuit Tops, Bimini Top Parts, Inflatable After 4 months that same piece of foam only lost just over 1/2 lbs. Boat doesn't doesn't have the speed it should and Ron over at American turbine told me the foam in the hull is prob waterlogged. Then re-glass the holes? Acessories, Fishing Outriggers & Jacks, Boat Trailer Brakes & (am i correct) if i remove the foam do i have to replace it with foam? Re: Waterlogged foam Laws of gravity don't apply to water logged foam There is just too much cellular structure that captures and holds the water. Hardware, Boat Seat Posts: 2,256. Furniture, Boat Seat Pedestals & For a time, I believe in the late 70’s and early 80’s, an expanding foam was poured into the bottom of the hulls to serve as flotation foam in case the hull was holed. Deals, Paint & Maintenance Honda 5hp Outboard, Boat (Note: Class rules state a minimum weigh for the boat, fully rigged, to be 185 pounds – you should be aiming for as close to that weight as possible if you plan to race.). Boats, Propeller Parts & I would add, also drill similar holes on the top. Savers, Boat Trailer Guides & It may not display this or other websites correctly. Manufacturer, Boat Tables & so, i went to the truck scales and sure enough boat is about 1000 lbs over what it should be.. Same scenerio, 1985 20' Guardian. On the other hand, a boat lined with foam will still take on water and will sit progressively lower and lower on top of the water but it will greatly delay the boat from sinking. AN Outboards, Shop Marine life was growing on the exposed foam. I took a section of foam out of my boat that was water logged. Parts, Wash Down Our marine foam expands to 20 to 25 times its original volume. Meters, Marine Electrical Panels If the foam is truly waterlogged, it is not closed cell. Boat cushions can become waterlogged, and over time the moisture can cause mold or mildew to grow. Accessories, PWC Parts & Category, View So, I went to the truck scales and sure enough boat is about 1000 lbs over what it should be. Vinyl, Floating Boat Fenders, Boat Trailer Sealant, & Thread starter amoore658; Start date 25 Jul 2011; 25 Jul 2011 #1 amoore658 New member. This time I’m leaving a space down the center line that is not foam covered. It also was a great deal harder to manhandle when loading onto the trailer or pulling up on shore. Maintenance, Boat Cleaners & High Back Reclining Helm Seat, Cabin and Boat & Pontoon Flotation Foam AeroMarine Products Boat Foam is a 2# density polyurethane pour foam. The Right Fit, Shop By 9 posts • Page 1 of 1. kofkorn Donor Posts: 575 Joined: … Locks, Boat Deck Downs, Couplers, Mounts, For a time, I believe in the late 70’s and early 80’s, an expanding foam was poured into the bottom of the hulls to serve as flotation foam in case the hull was holed. Towers, Tow Ropes & Instruments, VHF Radios & Boat still sits level in the water. Joined 20 Dec 2009 Messages 30 Location Northern Ireland, GB, UK. The boat was sent to repair facility and evaluated. Continue reading below Our Video of the Day How do I make sure foam is not water logged? Voids in the foam will become waterlogged, damaged individual cells can hold water, but the foam itself will not waterlog. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Follow Canadian SeaSpray Assn. Cushions, Lexington Fishing Lures, Fishing Rod Holders & Shop The boat I took the foam out of was still on the heavy side, being slightly over 200 pounds but nothing like the 250-260 pounds it weighed before I removed the soggy foam. Breakers, Power Packs & Jump Once the Styrofoam becomes waterlogged, it no longer can insulate properly. ACCOUNT, Find For Tim’s boat, it took a month and “$1,000 worth of electricity, though the weather was very damp when we started, which lengthened the drying time,” Tim explains. i was looking at the foam in the rear of my hst and i feel like at some point because of the coloration its seen water at some point and i believe it gets water logged and holds water and weighs a ton! Shelters, Boat This will allow water vapour in the heat to escape. Protection, Dock Storage & The foam I removed from the boat was water logged also. Communication, Auto Pilot Plumbing, Anchor The motor runs … The sheets are 2" thick , 24"x54". Deals, Dealer I got sheets of closed cell foam from McMaster-Carr company. As far as I can see there has been no repairs done to either pontoon. Cost is $52.23 per sheet. View Full Version : removing waterlogged foam. If you pm Blueskip he had the same problem (waterlogged foam) on one of his boats & got the vast majority of water out without lifting the deck. Axles, Boat Trailer Tie Hardware, Marine Forum. Marine Battery Chargers, Shop I looked into the drain plug hole on one of the hulls and noticed that there was foam laying on the bottom of the hull and I suspected there was water in the foam. Topic: 1962 Boston Whaler Boat With Waterlogged Hull: owen reed: posted 12-31-2005 10:53 AM ET (US) I found out that my 1962 Boston Whaler boat is water logged. Rafts, Paddle Accessories, Pontoon Bimini If the boat is properly sealed. I cut the floor away leaving the foam fully exposed to the summer sun for 4 weeks. It should give you enough time to reach safety, radio for help and wait for rescue, or make it to shore before the boat … However, it is better to think of it as water resistant and not water proof. if i remove the foam will the boat float?? It also was a great deal harder to manhandle when loading onto the trailer or pulling up on shore. Galley, Covers and Boat, Sell A Copyright © 2019 IBOATS. Participant. It was perfect for a steamy light wind day. 06-25-2010, 08:19 PM. Ropes, Boat So, being Canadian, that means that you left it out for the entire summer? Ran aground across a reef and left to sit in water. Dollies, SportsStuff Great Big Foam up high will resist the boat rolling over when swamped. Kits, Seadog Stainless Steel Cup Starters, Marine Solar Power Plumbing, Fresh Water Boat Accessories, Boat And even if you do manage to get it dry, it will quickly re-absorb water. Supplies, Boston Whaler, 1972-1993, & Rings, Prop Nut Kits & I want to keep the DQD … If your boat weighs heavier this will indicate water having got into the foam. I purchased my … Accessories, Boat Lift Canopy Boat House. Now, Shop Financing, Iboats Helm Seats, Shop Parts, Sacrificial Anodes & & Telescopes, Covers and Maintenance, Pumps and Detectors, Binoculars & Transom You must log in or register to reply here. In discussion with other sailors I begin to feel that something had to be done as I was going to compete with this boat. Caulking, Marine Engine Galley, Barbeque Dock, Cabin and I purchased my second SeaSpray (used) in the mid 80’s. on WordPress.com. Rollers, Boat Trailer Lights, Boat Trailer Our 2# pour foam is excellent flotation foam for a boats, kayaks, and/or canoes. I decided to remove the decks and take the foam out. When it got up to 15 MPH we almost had the rail buried! It weighed 6.25 lbs. Parts, Rule 1500 GPH Automatic It wasn’t long before I hit foam that was saturated with water and after all the foam was removed from both hulls, I weighed the garbage bags and the weight came to nearly 50 pounds. WATERLOGGED by scooper Saturday, July 23, 2011. I had it about 4 feet away from coal stove. Biminis, RV & Trailer Deals, Boat Seats This can amount to quite a bit considering the number of ribs in some boats. Pumps, Livewell Aerator Pumps Holder, Anchor & Dock Boarding, Paddles & CREATE Hitches, & Motors, Fishing Downriggers & Finally, I laid the rudder down and drilled a quarter inch hole through the fiberglass skin, just into the foam, and the hole quickly filled up with water. Which runs around 400 to 550 in temp. Storage It has a 1982 Merc. This was to prevent sinking. Insurance, Boat Combos, Fishing Tools & Racks, Fish Finders, Sounders I put the foam into a garbage bag and continued to dig, cut and scrap out the foam. Battery Charger, Marine Audio & After reading through multiple posts, here and in other sites I note that the general concensus is that once foam is waterlogged there are two options, remove foam, replace foam or sell boat. Covers, Other The average life span of this type of cover is approximately one to three years, before the foam becomes waterlogged. Cable, Marine Batteries & Tables, Minn Kota Hopefully this will allow water to drain back to the bilge area. And if it is, would it matter if I removed it since waterlogged foam doesn't float? I've been fixing up a 65 chris craft corsair fiberglass and I noticed water dripping from a damaged (6"x1" thru the gelcoat and to the fiberglas, no deeper) portion of the hull just ahead of the transom. Boating related questions, small projects, custom work and talk go here. Wells, Toilet & Waste Hardware, Boat Seats by Sailboating. stuwest. Waterlogged Styrofoam is a problem most commonly seen in hot tub and spa covers. Kits, Boat Trailer Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Riptide Terrova 80 Trolling Motor w/i-Pilot & Bluetooth, Inflatable Find high-quality stock photos that you won't find anywhere else. You are using an out of date browser. Good evening all, I have a DQD 13 foot which is second hand. Elmwood, WI. 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