Re: [bolger] flotation foam
- Hi Steve Anderson and All.
Something to consider with flotation;
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This is one of the mistakes I made on the Snow Goose. I have watertight
compartments under the cockpit seats, in the bow, under the bunk and now
in the added sponsons.
It all will work, but by the new rules, none of it will count. For
this reason I now have to fill them with air tight containers like empty
milk jugs etc., if I want them to count for flotation.
Steve, what size are the sponsons on the new MJ?
Stan, Snow Goose.
- In a message dated 1/1/2001 1:18:37 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< Steve, what size are the sponsons on the new MJ? >>
Stan - I don't have the plans in front of me - but at the stern they are
about 12 inches wide and perhaps 15" deep and the taper to zero width as they
move forward. When they reach the bridgedeck they are flush with the rest of
the hull - they're about 8' long. Again I don't have the plans or notes in
front of me - but I seem to recall that Mr. B. said they provide about 200
lbs floatation each. Steve
- Thanks Steve,
I knew I had something fouled up, mine looked like peanut shells on a
pumpkin! Thank Heavens it has been too cold to glue, Now I can re-size
them before mess my boat up. They were too short and didn't look good.
They will not only provide extra flotation, but will also make it easier
for me to get into the boat from a high dock by giving me another step.
I'll too old and fat to make the jump like I once did. ;-)
Thanks again, Stan & Snow Goose, feeling sorry that we didn't go
south for the winter.