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Old 08 March 2011, 09:55   #11
Country: UK - Scotland
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Originally Posted by martini View Post
My Halmatic's full of closed cell foam. Looks like it started out as 4" thick sheets which were then cut and shaped to fit in between stringers etc. When I pulled up the deck 13 years later the foam still hadn't absorbed a drop of water
+1. I was tempted to see if it would float when the tubes were removed but woosed out of the idea!

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Old 08 March 2011, 10:18   #12
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Country: UK - Channel Islands
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Boat name: Martini II
Make: Arctic 28/FC470
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Originally Posted by GordyP View Post
+1. I was tempted to see if it would float when the tubes were removed but woosed out of the idea!
Mine floats with the tubes just clear of the water so I should think it will! I reckon you could puncture every chamber and tear the bottom out of the hull and it'll still get you home

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