Posted by: old_user on Apr-26-10 8:21 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
Hi all, new here. I am putting new floats in my canoe and was wondering if anybody has ever used foam blocks and how that worked out. I was thinking of using a large foam archery target for my center float and stick with bags for bow and stern floats. I found a target that will fill up the space between the thwart and yoke with a little shaping and I wont have to worry about foam getting cut or punctured.
thanks for any input.
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Posted by: pa_paddler on Apr-26-10 8:41 PM (EST)
Wait a minute here, if there is a bag in the bow...and a bag in the stern...and the foam block in the center....um...where you will you be? haha. That's an interesting (and cheap!) thought. It would certainly displace the water. Interesting idea!
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-26-10 10:23 PM (EST)
Presumably you have a tandem canoe and plan on using a small end bag in the bow and stern along with some center flotation.
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-26-10 10:42 PM (EST)
I suppose we are behind in Maine but the center float bag of choice in the Kenduskeag is the truck inner tube.
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-26-10 10:48 PM (EST)
It's a known fact that you Maineiacs make a fashion statement out of being behind the times.
Behind the Times|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Apr-26-10 11:10 PM (EST)
Yeah, I heard that those new-fangled tube-less tires are just starting to catch on in Maine.
tubless tires and logging roads|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-26-10 11:31 PM (EST)