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Old 05-25-2011
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Hi there
I have a Crown 18.5 fiberglass swing keel trailer sailor I'm renovating
Basically a Mini Cal 20 with a swing keel
I'm tabbing in new ply bulkheads and quarterberths and I'm contemplating floatation foam while I'm at it
There's enough room front and back and under the quarterberths to accomodate the foam and still leave me storage space and I could balance it out pretty well too (about 9 cubic feet front and back and 6 under the quarterberths)
I can get a decent deal on enough to float my boat about $200 for 6 gallons, which gives me about 24 cubic feet = about 1,440 lbs of floatation (after subtracting actual foam weight)
This does however add 50lbs to the boat weight and $200 to my reno cost
I'd appreciate the added security of the foam as I hope to do some Gulf Islands cruising(protected waters)
I was wondering if there were any opnions on the practicality of this etc
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