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Boats, give it up does anyone know about them.
« on: June 05, 2019, 10:42:26 PM »
[size=150]Ok it sounds dumb, but.
I'm adding foam flotation to the waterbug. 7'x14' 950 pounds catrermeran style airboat
2- 30"x31"x26" one in each cat along side the motor in back.
26"x 5''x 13 feet. down the middle between the cats,and the two aluminum pods added in back .There roughly 6"x20"x15". That's 72,100 Cubic inches.
41.72 cubic feet. That would displace 41.72 cf or water which is 2603 pounds.
I want to see if that will hold it up.
If I backed it in on the trailer and sunk the boat then un hooked the tie downs but keep the trailer under it with a bow rope and maybe
on the sides too to keep it from rolling.
Then what? If it floats or sinks to the trailer, do you think the trailer would hold the weight when I take it out? There is no extra weight on the trailer in the water , right?
I'd keep the motor mostly out of the water then pump it out.
To crazy ?
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Re: Boats, give it up does anyone know about them.
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 03:30:09 AM »
Is not a crazy thought, D. My 18' johnboat has two bench seats full of foam and they claim it is enough to keep it afloat. I think it would take 3 seats full but hope it doesn't have to get tested. I have lifejackets and float tosses stored under my bow so I should have enough flotation.

Do you have any forward storage place?
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Re: Boats, give it up does anyone know about them.
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 08:19:31 AM »
Not really. :'(
I'll have a storage spot for two life jackets and some rope but that's about it.
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Re: Boats, give it up does anyone know about them.
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 06:49:15 AM »
Is there any room at your stern to add floatation?
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Re: Boats, give it up does anyone know about them.
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2019, 08:21:33 AM »
Right beside the motor on each side is where I'm putting the two largest blocks of foam.
Probably 75% of the over all and there is two extended flotation Pods at the rear end of the cats.
In all 90% of the floatation is in the back.
 The 15 gal gas tank is well up front it too is floatation and a 2 foot wide 6 inch thick strip of foam down the middle from just in front of the motor to the nose.
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Re: Boats, give it up does anyone know about them.
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2019, 05:43:27 AM »
I would think that much would float your boat, D. No pun intended.
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