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post #2 of Old 10-31-2011
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Welcome to Sailnet and congratulations on the boat.

My first boat was a 1972 Venture 2-22. I bought it as a project boat (it sailed, but needed some cosmetic work) and a boat on which to learn how to sail.

The Styrofoam was included in all of those boats. In case you took on water, it was supposed to help the boat to stay afloat. Mine had Styrofoam under the v-berth as well as under the cockpit. It was stained and smelled like oil from spills so I removed it all and tried to wash it as best I could before returning it to the boat. I threw away any that was too far gone.

The hull number on my boat was located under the cockpit floor on the wall facing the transom. I found it by accident when I removed the foam and crawled underneath to scrub and paint the inside of the boat. The cards may have been made so that the next person wouldn't have to become a contortionist to locate the hull number. Just a guess.

I don't know how to correct the bunk imprints in the hull other than to sail it as much as possible so that it isn't on the trailer!

Have fun!

Donna


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