So, the TI that my wife ordered for me in September should be one with the flotation?
I haven't seen it yet, it's still awaiting customs clearance.
If it's a 2011 yes. If not... it is pretty easy to add. The internal flotation we add is similar to a pool noodle material, but long blocks. I believe 4 are in a TI.
This is simple reserve flotation in case of a hull being flooded... which can happen from a variety of issues including an open hatch of course. We started with flotation for boats sold in Europe due to certification issues there. Weight of the hulls is a sales issue between manufacturers, but we felt that safety should come first and made the change here as well.
Well, this is not entirely true.
Maybe for boats going to Europe, but not mine.
I am taking a break right now from assembling trailer and TI, but s/n HCCP1154K011 was ordered in September, and from what I am reading is a new one.
It was purchased from dealer in Florida, who shipped it to us via sea freight.
But there is no floatation of any kind inside the hull. Just two water bottles and three battens in there. Believe me, I looked.
Also came with a sticker on the packing that said "Dry Bag Missing".
And this is true. There is no dry bag in it, either.
So, how do I tell if it has any of the other upgrades? There is no bungy on the rudder, for example. Nor included with the boat. Do we supply our own bungees for rudder mod on 2011 boats? There is nothing in the documentation about that. Is the documentation up to date?
Also noticed nothing in it about installing the seats, but I assume I can figure that out when I get to that point.
Well, back to it...
My 2001 didn't come with a dry bag either.
Nor did anyone elses that I know. However I did get one with my 2009 model.