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VAGoodLife10
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USA
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Posted - 08/19/2012 :  14:29:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone used great stuff spray foam in their boat?

1984 Hutchins Com-Pac 19- "Second Wind"
1973 Mako 20- "Tide Runner"

Charleston, SC

Edited by - VAGoodLife10 on 08/19/2012 14:54:12

Fishead6
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USA
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Posted - 08/19/2012 :  19:29:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Depends on what you're doing with it. For flotation, no way. It has to do with the foam cells; open celled foam like great stuff will water log fairly quick but closed cell foam won't for years.

To cushion an opening that's not exposed to water constantly would probably be OK. Don't put it in the bilge to replace pour in foam.

Hope this helps.

Andy

Wilmington, NC
1997 Mako 263 (SOLD)
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umachme
Lord Edmund

USA
2460 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2012 :  20:00:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I used it to fill in an area that was going to be glassed. Gave me something to glass against. Not much use for it on a boat.

Ryan
Parrish, FL
1977 17' Mako Standard
2011 115 Opti
17' Rebuild Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18920
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Phin
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USA
641 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2012 :  12:14:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Quick and easy for small enclosed ares as has been said. Don't use it anywhere where strength or moisture resistance is a concern. I have used it limiter fly in my project due to convenience. It is not cheaper than pour foam, btw. No reason to use it except convenience in very small areas that are well protected.


Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

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umachme
Lord Edmund

USA
2460 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2012 :  12:51:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A good spot is around the rub rail area. Sometimes it gets to banged up you don't have much to work with. Spray some foam and let it do it's thing. Then you can cut it with a razor to give you something to glass against.

Ryan
Parrish, FL
1977 17' Mako Standard
2011 115 Opti
17' Rebuild Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18920
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mark g
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USA
516 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2012 :  20:16:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I used it to fill a couple gaps that I glasses over but wouldn't use it for anything else on a boat. For that purpose its nice because you can shape it to make glassing a snap.
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VAGoodLife10
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USA
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Posted - 08/24/2012 :  15:12:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for all the help. I decided to use pour foam. It is so much better.

1984 Hutchins Com-Pac 19- "Second Wind"
1973 Mako 20- "Tide Runner"

Charleston, SC
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