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evanlaczi

Foam around the inside of the boat

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evanlaczi

I am putting a tower on my boat and noticed a lot of foam around the boat. Inside the boat under the gunnels and even to the front of the boat. It is breaking apart. Can I remove these, are they for floatation?

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oldjeep

USCG required flotation foam required in boats that are 20ft or under. Supposed to keep them from sinking completely. No law saying that you can't remove it, but no reason to remove it either.

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evanlaczi

anyway from stopping it from cracking or breaking it apart?

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justgary

The problem with fixing it is the potential mess you can make of your interior. I think I would try just gluing it back in.

Urethane glue (e.g. gorilla glue) will foam if you mix it with water. Do a few test mixes before you actually get in your boat, because it only takes about a drop or two of water per ounce of glue. An ounce of glue will make a *lot* of foam. Start small, and once you have it down, mix a little foam and glue your chunks back in. You will need a way to firmly support the chunks while the foam is reacting.

If you can figure out how to get it in the cracks, it should fix those too. Again, this is a messy job. Use plenty of drop cloths for protection.

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