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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:43 pm 
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Anybody got an official name for the dark gray foam inside the hull? One of mine is about a 1/4" too short, yup they are in the right order, I would like to get some of this to shore up the deck a little more. Looked in the catalog, no joy there.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Hey Scotty,
interesting question.
I have wondered how important those foam blocks were myself.
They must ultimately compress and would then shift position ?
If so, then what is the reduction in hull/deck integrity, if at all ?
My previous pa14 had no foam blocks, so maybe they don't actually need them ?
Would be good to get a comment from Hobie.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:29 am 
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Emergency floatation, not hull support.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:08 am 
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They are Polyethylene foam, also called Ethafoam. Pool noodles and many packing materials are polyethylene foam.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:20 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:27 am 
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islandspeed2001 wrote:
Deck support

:D

Good point. It would only be hull support if the hull was upside-down.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:42 am 
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Kalgrm wrote:
islandspeed2001 wrote:
Deck support

:D

Good point. It would only be hull support if the hull was upside-down.

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Graeme


I think some on here have tried that orientation. OK on land, not so good in the water.

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