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    Floatation foam questions

    I'd like to replace the floatation foam in my 97' 785 & need some advice on choosing the right stuff. I always thought it was suposed to be closed cell foam, but What is in there seems to be open cell (?) or that stuff water is supposed to pass through (?) but it holds water & smells like old sneakers. What can I replace it with?


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    I am going to do the same thing on mine, I will be ordering from this site http://www.uscomposites.com/foam.html it is 2 part expanding foam for marine applications.

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    Have you tried to clean the foam ?
    I use "Tilex" tub a tile cleaner to clean the inside of my hulls,it has not damaged the foam and smells nice and clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck785 View Post
    I am going to do the same thing on mine, I will be ordering from this site http://www.uscomposites.com/foam.html it is 2 part expanding foam for marine applications.
    I used that stuff to replace the under-floor foam in a boat I restored. It works great but be careful because it really does expand. What you could do is make a plywood form in the shape of the OEM foam then pour in the urethane foam and let it expand out the top. Next you cut the top off and seal it with epoxy then glue it in.

    Casey is right though, you should be able to clean the existing foam with tilex. However, if you can't you could use the above method to make new foam.

    KJ

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