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09-15-2010 08:23 PM
rgscpat and you should design a lid for it so you can keep your beverages chilled
09-15-2010 08:22 PM
foam dinghy

07-20-2010 04:10 PM
Originally Posted by Gailstrail View Post
I need two of them to fit under the wood seats in my sailboat. Can you let me know where I might get them? Or could you sell them to me?

Thanks, Gailstrail
This is from over a year ago.
07-20-2010 03:19 PM
hellosailor AFAIK styrofoam doesn't biodegrade in any practical terms, it just crumbles into smaller pieces which eventually get ingested into something or collected somewhere.

I wonder if a watercop would write up a separate violation for EACH crumb that falls off?
07-20-2010 08:11 AM
Gailstrail I also believe the Styrofoam can be coated with something to prevent water from being absorbed.
07-20-2010 08:10 AM
Gailstrail I'm not leaving it in the water. It would be placed underneath the seats of my boat and used as a safety precaution should my boat turn over.
07-20-2010 07:12 AM
MARC2012 If you leave it in the water it will beome water logged.marc
07-19-2010 02:28 PM
I'm looking for large 1 foot X 3 foot X 32 inch styrofoam blocks

I need two of them to fit under the wood seats in my sailboat. Can you let me know where I might get them? Or could you sell them to me?

Thanks, Gailstrail

Originally Posted by tager View Post
I have access to fantastically large styrofoam blocks. I am going to build a dinghy out of one. It will be my foredeck dink. I have a nice dinghy for putting around the lake, but I need one to tend my 24' sailboat.

Will this work? I don't really feel like spending any money on epoxy... maybe I will glass it along the keel and at the oarlocks but nowhere else.

Will oil paint melt the styro?

Has anyone done this with the white low density foam?

Pictures when it is done!
04-30-2009 02:49 AM
tager Cut a slot down the middle, and reduced the freeboard today. She is starting to be a boat!
04-21-2009 06:42 PM

We need pics, or you did not build it, float it etc!
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