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Old 11-03-2008
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Honestly, I question the veracity of whether this stuff could keep a 2000 pound item floating. I am sure that one of the of stuff could help ME float for awhile, but if you are no longer displacing the weight of the boat then the quantity of foam that I found in my Venture 25 sure it's going to keep it completely above water.

In fact, given that most of it is in the stern of the boat, I suspect that the weight of objects plus water, plus the non-air-filled cavities in the front and amidships (where there is zero foam by the way) would do much to keep the boat from making a nose-dive for the bottom.

Anyway, I have a hand full of pictures to post, but having some issues with them. Might have to resize them a bit. I can try to email them to the OP if he wishes? let me know
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