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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:15 am 
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I missed the reference to the floatation devices the first time around. The stuff looks like that black foam you sometimes see electronics packed with. What is it? I think it might be a good idea to retrofit my older boats.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:11 am 
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Pool noodles work great too.
I bought 12 each at the Dollar Tree store....2.5" OD X 4 foot long versions.....for $12.00 and installed 6 on the port and starboard side of my Outback.....they run from behind the forward hatch, aft alongside the seating area.
I tied/lashed them together with 1/8" OD nylon line after sliding in place so they can't move around.
This is an inexpensive investment just in case the hull becomes water logged.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:15 am 
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Yes Sir, that would work very well :lol: . That's what I'm gonna do.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:53 pm 
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Fyr wrote:
Great review. Do you have any idea how high the new Oasis is. I mean how much height i adds to the vehicle laying upside down on the roofrails ?

Do the flotation pieces look easily removable?


Hi there. The floatation consists of two blocks of foam wedged inside the hull. I suppose I could have wrangled each out in one piece, but I cut each in two pieces to make extraction simpler (they cut cleanly with a pocket knife). But, yes, quite easy to remove.

I would say the "height" of the hull is right around 13 inches.

(I hope it's acceptable to jump in like this.)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:48 am 
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Hi,thanks for the info.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:54 pm 
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Thanks Austin. There should be a couple of foam blocks in the stern area as well. Here's a picture of one in place near the rear hatch:
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Fyr, I got similar height results but noticed some variation. If you had 14" you would probably be fine unless you have an incline driveway (front of the boat would be pointing higher entering the garage). 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:59 pm 
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Looks like the Oasis would be "compatible" with the garage and present vehicle :) Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:29 am 
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Roadrunner wrote:
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Handling: The boat's 86 lb. weight is unchanged from the previous version. f=11&t=30997 8)


hi Roadrunner..

I purchased an oasis 2012 and is definitely heavier than the model oasis 2010 that had previously .. (?)


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