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post #8 of Old 11-02-2008
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Actually, guys, I am not convinced that a bit of floating foam will keep the boat above water anyway.

I'm considering removing it anyway based on the fact I will be taking this boat on lakes and not in the ocean anyway. As for air flotation, well, you're right there - it would be much better with several closed chambers in a boat that could not be filled if the boat got hulled.

From a PURELY PHYSICS point of view I can see that a boat with such chambers would float better than one with foam blocks.

Anyway, I promised pictures, I've got them to upload when I get a few minutes

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