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Re: Making Your Boat Unsinkable
I once read of a foam cored 48 footer which was holed in the English channel. She was kept afloat for days, by her foam core. By using a layer of foam as insulation , it doesn't take up all that much room, and it is thus easy to fill unused remaining spaces with enough foam to float her .One is better off with a boat with decks awash, than with nothing.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"