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    or just peice of mind but looky what im going to be attempting in the near future
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    Quote Originally Posted by skippers WFOT View Post
    or just peice of mind but looky what im going to be attempting in the near future
    It'll be hard to shoot the ball straight with them bendy sticks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbhsbz View Post
    It'll be hard to shoot the ball straight with them bendy sticks
    No, hes going to try and float the pool table so he can play pool on the water.

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    OK....i give up????

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    I have the same thing in my boat. Wish I would have had them five years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futs View Post
    No, hes going to try and float the pool table so he can play pool on the water.

    Talk about low freeboard. just sayin
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleetimus View Post
    I have the same thing in my boat. Wish I would have had them five years ago
    where i got the idea from Tim. just getting to the point of tinkering with it now after my surgery 1.5 months ago
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    and floating the pool table thats some funny shit. although it does weigh less than the boat soooo???????
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    Hmmm, if you be thinking that will do you for flotation > you bess be adding a whooooole lot more.
    Or, you just have a fetish for water noodles
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    thats just a start. i think i need about 10 more. each noodle is rated for about 100lbs of bouyancy asistance. it wont keep it ontop of the water but it could HELP keep it from the bottom
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    Quote Originally Posted by skippers WFOT View Post
    thats just a start. i think i need about 10 more. each noodle is rated for about 100lbs of bouyancy asistance. it wont keep it ontop of the water but it could HELP keep it from the bottom
    it will either float or it will sink all the way to the bottom.


    100 lbs...not a chance...

    at 14.5"diameter x 30length"

    these are rated for 125lbs FULLY INFLATED to 2psi








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    Skipper this is what I had planed to do also! I have also been told big bags of packing peanuts! But if the bag gives up it will be a big mess! WT

    Or even Mae West Vest! many!!!
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    i found a link from a asked queston about pool noodle buoyancy. here was a reply.........I'm sure you realize that your 3.5" diameter, standard length pool noodle is not really "floating" 200 lbs, though. Your body in the water is displacing most of your 200lbs of weight and the pool noodle has enough buoyancy to keep the rest of you afloat.

    Its not too hard to figure out how much weight a piece of pool noodle will really support. Remember, something floats because it actually displaces more water weight than it actually weighs. This is why a heavy metal ship floats.

    I hope that I don't lose the math challenged here [] !

    I'm going to use the metric system since the weight of water per volume is easy: 1 Liter or 1000cc (or ml) equals 1 kg or about 2.2 lbs. We're going to use 1 foot of showtime's 3.5" diameter noodle. Converting this to metric we use 1"=2.54cm. So, the noodle is 30.48cm long by 8.89cm in diameter.

    Here goes: volume of a cylinder=pi(r)(r)(length)or 22/7 X 4.445cm X 4.445cm X 30.48cm = 1892.7cc or 1.89L

    Converting the weight of 1.89L of water back to pounds is 1.89kg X 2.2=4.16 lbs. This does not take into account the hole going down the length of the noodle! In other words, the noodle will actually support a little less than 4.16 lbs!

    So.......1 foot of 3.5" diameter pool noodle should float about a 4lb piece of metal on top of the noodle.

    Remember, if your boat is "sunk" it is displacing water so the pool noodles don't really have to support the entire weight of your boat. In other words, if your boat weighs 15 lbs, you don't really need 15 lbs of buoyancy although it certainly won't hurt if you can fit it all [] .



    so with this calc, if there is2000lbs of boat then you need 62 noodles for great floatation. I gues ill just keep gathering. but i still think something is better than nothing. and my bulkhead is still seald and that alone will keep the nose in the air
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    Better than nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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