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    So I am pondering on ideas, My friends TPR Stealth has packaging peanuts in it, I think its a hell of an idea, inexpensive, easy installation, removable, replaceable, lightweight, and I think it will do the job in the event I may need it, and if something unforeseen happens and I bust the nose up, it put one heck of a site on the water, look like a bunch of white bobbers!

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    i shoved a bunch of cheapy lifejackets under the bow behind the bulkhead. 2 birds 1 stone. use something that you can take out and let dry. no sprayfoam. bunch of people use those "water noodle" toy things... actually i think even some boat manufacturers stuff those things in random places too.

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    Yeah I have like 140 of those float noodles under my deck, they are anti microbial (wont grow mold)

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    My thought with life jackets and noodles in my situation, my bulkhead will be sealed, by a removable plate, and I have seen life jackets and noodles deteriorate over time. I dont know how long it would take for them to break down. What did 140 noodles cost? I could only imagine..."I need every noodle you have." I can buy 17.5 cubic feet of peanuts delivered for about $50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Led View Post
    My thought with life jackets and noodles in my situation, my bulkhead will be sealed, by a removable plate, and I have seen life jackets and noodles deteriorate over time. I dont know how long it would take for them to break down. What did 140 noodles cost? I could only imagine..."I need every noodle you have." I can buy 17.5 cubic feet of peanuts delivered for about $50.
    I bought them on sale at the end of summer, like $80, the reason I went with noodles, my friend sank his 19 daytona, it broke a hole in the sponson, the peanuts would have came out. I figured out of the weather the noodles will last a long time
    I have fiberglass speaker boxes that seal the area off, Dont know if it will float it but worth a shot
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    well I like that idea, didnt think about them coming out, trying to be prepared, cant afford to let it all go to the bottom.

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    On another site I read about a guy who used what is essentially air filled balls/balloons. I don't really know how big, but they kept it afloat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Led View Post
    My thought with life jackets and noodles in my situation, my bulkhead will be sealed, by a removable plate, and I have seen life jackets and noodles deteriorate over time. I dont know how long it would take for them to break down. What did 140 noodles cost? I could only imagine..."I need every noodle you have." I can buy 17.5 cubic feet of peanuts delivered for about $50.
    why seal it? water will get in there and no way to get out. then it'll rot whatever you put in there... noodles, peanuts, hookers... cut an access hole and have an upholstery shop make you a little square with button snaps to cover the hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FormulaZR View Post
    On another site I read about a guy who used what is essentially air filled balls/balloons. I don't really know how big, but they kept it afloat.
    when my buddy's daytona went down 110 ft, it crushed the stainless fuel tanks like beer cans, I would think the balls would burst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw:1695990
    Quote Originally Posted by FormulaZR View Post
    On another site I read about a guy who used what is essentially air filled balls/balloons. I don't really know how big, but they kept it afloat.
    when my buddy's daytona went down 110 ft, it crushed the stainless fuel tanks like beer cans, I would think the balls would burst.
    The idea is to keep it from sinking. Under 110 feet of water is a lot of pressure and if the balls burst then, obviously they didn't do what they were intended for! At that point who cares if they burst...

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    I weigh 240 something and one noodle will float me. So how many do you need?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmaxed View Post
    I weigh 240 something and one noodle will float me. So how many do you need?
    It's not really about how much you weigh , it's about how dense you are. If you tied a 240lb peice of lead to a noodle it would sink like a cannon ball.
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    Hey! Let's not start calling people dense....They are light-headed-challenged!

    I have some foam flotation in mine- some sealed in deck support structure, some sealed in plywood box structures....Some was under the two swim-steps and they had screwed the teak strips thru into the foam.......wet foam when I got the boat- Took it out one winter, then filled it with new foam, sealed the holes in the swim-steps, and pulled the rub-strip off and sealed the shoe-box joint with RTV...haven't had any water in it since....but water is sneaky, it can usually find a way in.

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    go buy a few truck inter tubes. slip them through whatever hole you have in your bulk head and inflate till they are snug. wont bounce around makes the deck a lil stronger and is pretty cheap

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