Alloy Hull Repair

Hi Guys

The packing between my beam and the floor has fallen out.I was going to use sikaflex to repack it, is this a good idea?.if anybody has other ideas on how to fix this it will be much appreciated.I think this quiet common for a 14year old hull.
Also does anybody know where I can purchase floatation foam for my hull?
cheers

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The best and easiest thing for flotation

Sat, 2017-03-11 15:28

 Is pool noodles! They don't rot and desintegrate, they hold good levels of flotation, and they are light as a feather!

most new boats use this sort of foam for under floor flotation nowadays anyway. 

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 Is that an absolute fact

Sat, 2017-03-11 15:36

 Is that an absolute fact Scano? I'm rebuilding a Quintrex and don't want to put the old flotation back as I've made changes and the old stuff is well "old"

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hi sea-kem I have just found

Sun, 2017-03-12 06:48

hi sea-kem I have just found a company in queensland called "p.j bowers pty ltd" they sell buoyancy foam in sheets or cut to size. 2.4mt*1.2mt*100mm thick.
fire retardant,fuel resistant closed cell foam for the marine industry.look them up.

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 Thanks Kuz, you're a

Sun, 2017-03-12 11:34

 Thanks Kuz, you're a legend. 

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pool noodles

Sat, 2017-03-11 18:18

 I have a ali boat that is a couple of years old and they have used pool noodles for flotation under the floor, still looks new so that should work   cheers Ace 

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 I researched this subject

Sat, 2017-03-11 18:26

 I researched this subject and found that pool noodles weren't a closed cell foam and will in fact take on water eventually. I guess the good thing is they are cheap and very easy to replace.

 

I think the best stuff is the green, closed cell foam but I can't remember the name or know where to get it - which isn't much help!

 

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 Problem with pool noodles,

Sat, 2017-03-11 18:40

 Problem with pool noodles, being round is that you will not get anywhere near as much bouyancy in there as rectangular blocks.
Possibly may not comply with ABP requirements.

Also, just surmising but how do they react when they get in contact with petrol or burning?

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Thanks for the feed back so

Sun, 2017-03-12 06:16

Thanks for the feed back so far guys,as for pool noodles, well not sure. I know they melt when in contact with fuel. but I guess if that was to happen they can be easily replaced.

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 depending on the compartment

Sun, 2017-03-12 10:52

 depending on the compartment access.
And if they melt when you really need them...

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try Future foams

Sun, 2017-03-12 10:48

 for marine buoancy foam ph 08 94149444 comeas in sheets ,cut to any desired width or length with stanley knife  its 1m.x 2m sheets 

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 What is the price of a sheet

Sun, 2017-03-12 21:46

 What is the price of a sheet saulty?