I recently bought a well-used Galilee 15. After I opened up the deck plates I found thousands of those plastic water absorbent "peanuts" used for packaging. (Actually, they weren''t styrofoam but some denser plastic material.) Does anyone have an idea of their purpose? Are they ballast? Can they possibly have been put there during manufacture? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I believe that the Galilees were sold as self rescuing and unsinkable. I always assumed that they had sealed compartments but foam peanuts would have been a cheap way and easy to add floatation, albeit not a very good one.
Hi, A better use of peanuts is in your ice box or fridge. Fill gallon size zip-lock bags with them. Then fill in all the empty spaces. As your stores are depleted,add more bags. I tripled my time between cycles doing this. A little inconvenient moving the bags around to find your stuff,but well worth the effort.