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 Post subject: filling foam
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:29 am 
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has anyone tried filling their metal parts ( crossbars, paddle etc) with foam, like some kind of filler foam. While out on my girlfriend's dad's AI we were T-boned by a Laser which snapped one of the screws and so one of the crossbar went ssank faster than we could realise what happened. I can't imagine foam would add much weight but would certainly be awesome to know that if anything breaks it will float.

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 Post subject: Re: filling foam
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:08 am 
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Hi CD,

KayakingBob/reconlon has some excellent pimping ideas at his site

https://sites.google.com/site/kayakingbob/Home/hobie-adventure-island

Take a look at the "Remove extra Shear Bolts and add Aka Cross-brace Leashes" link. Rather than fill the crossbar with foam remove the spare shear bolt and use the hole to leash the crossbar to the aka.

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