Re: [bolger] Re: to seal or not to seal
- paranoia is where it's at !!!!!!!!!doc :)
--- On Mon, 12/28/09, eric14850 <eric14850@...> wrote:
From: eric14850 <eric14850@...>
Subject: [bolger] Re: to seal or not to seal
Date: Monday, December 28, 2009, 9:15 AMI have not read all the posts in this thread, but I think there is a little too much paranoia about the ability to seal a boat. I plan on building Crystal or modifying Gypsy to be an all weather lifeboat dinghy. In any case sealed compartments. Hatches because I want storage, but I would be little concerned about not having hatches. I will be covering all parts in epoxy fiberglass. Water tanks and fuel tanks are sealed compartments in larger boats. Fiberglass and epoxy fillets are unlikely to be a problem before there are other obvious problems with a boat. I can think of nothing worse than a compartment sealed except for limber holes and filled with foam. At least make the limberhole face removable for maintenance. I used foam blocks cut and shaped to fit bow and stern. Covered them in cloth for sun protection and to keep foam bits from being a problem and tied them in place. Worked as floatation. Boat stored upside down allowed good air circulation to dry things out.
--- In bolger@yahoogroups. com, "dnjost" <davidjost@. ..> wrote:
> I will give up the space for the styrofoam. Peace of mind should I take a little too much water on board some day. A compartment that should be watertight that isn't would be a bad surprise at that time.