i got 2 canoe that i want to put flotation in it.
native ultimate and a mad river explorer…
both i want to go to the hard foam route insted off the air bag.
why…both are fishing vessel mosly…so i lay down my rods in front off me…so ure are always in front off me where the bad would be…so lure and hookd and air bag dont not mtach that good.
but my prob…i cant find any hard foam floatation here in my region ontario ottawa.
all the one i finD on the nt are in uk.
aNYONE AS INFO FOR SOME IN ONTARIO…?
EX OFF WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR.
Check Marine Stores
Flotation foam is readily available for docks,
marinas, and do-it-yourself projects.
A quickie cardboard mold, made of measurements from
boat, pour it in, let stand overnight, saw/cut/sand
and you got a float boat.
thanks for the info on liquid foam.,mabe go that way.
but there must be a place where i can by those hard foam flotaiotn wedge…man there all over the place in uk.
why not here in canada…6
joco…anyone as info on those in here canada.?
It is going to be so heavy!
I’d buy the bags. Hook the lures on the reels so the hooks stay back in the cockpit way from the bags. I have a foam wedge I made for one boat and it really make the boats heavy even though it is a small boat. I think next time I’ll get a bag and install a forward bulkhead.
If you don’t mind the extra weight,
that type of flotation is certainly durable. It is somewhat more popular in England than here, though most opt for air bags for lightness.
When I’ve paddled wilderness rivers, I’ve put large inflatable storage bags under my float bags. An inflatable float bag allows this, but the solid foam in cordura variety does not. But I don’t imagine that will apply in your situation.
One other thing to mention. Back in the 70s, some New England paddlers would strap long (8 foot) slabs of foam against the inner sides of their canoes. This both strengthened the boat against wrapping around trees, and provided lift to the side of the boat when dumping out water. And, it did not take up room in the center of the boat like most other forma of flotation.