RE: [omc-boats] Underfloor Foam

From: Willie Anderson <speednut@...>
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 19:32:04 -0600

But are the old posts archived somewhere?

68 Evinrude Sportsman 155

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From: owner-omc-boats@...
[mailto:owner-omc-boats@...]On Behalf Of Andy Perakes
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 6:40 PM
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Subject: Re: [omc-boats] Underfloor Foam

Others on the list will be much better at providing an answer, but as I
understand it, the foam is a structural member of the floor and if it is not
bonded directly, you will certainly lose stiffness and thus strength. It is
well worth the time to look through some of the old posts for details on how
the other people have done this.

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From: "A Mark" <tinman694@...>
To: <omc-boats@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 1:24 PM
Subject: [omc-boats] Underfloor Foam

> Probably didn't pay enough attention to the list, but
> wondered if anyone had removed the foam from under the
> floor and just replaced the sections with expansive
> foam filled bags (sealed) rather than filling the
> whole sections?
> Unfortunately, after exploring the center cavity on my
> 1970 Tiderider, The plastic 'drain tube' running down
> the center had ruptured at some time in the distant
> past and had soaked the rear section of foam. In the
> process of removing the whole floor and all of the old
> and SMELLY! foam. The stringers and hull are in good
> shape--just some dry rot on the non glassed spars in
> between the stringers.
> Was planning on re doing the floor to make a storage
> area in the center (for Ski's and fishing poles),
> installing the transducers for the depth finders, and
> putting a secondary bilge pump (by epoxying a piece of
> the polyethlene 'wood') to the hull for a mount. Then
> of course, make a deck of 3/4 marine plywood with a
> poly coating and carpet.
> Any suggestions or thoughts on doing the upgrade?
> This seems like it will lighten the boat by at least
> 1000 pounds by the weight of the saturated foam!
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