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enn posted 10-15-2000 11:23 AM ET (US)   Profile for enn   Send Email to enn  
Can anyone recomend a polyetane foam to use in my BW?

Is there an on-line shop where I can buy it?

dfmcintyre posted 10-15-2000 06:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
What are you planning to do with it?

Here's some websites I've found:

Michigan Fiberglass Products in St. Clair Shores, MI at:http://www.michiganfiberglass.com/products.htm

Fiberlay at www.fiberlay.com

Don

dfmcintyre posted 10-15-2000 06:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
One additional note.... I've used Michigan Fiberglass products and help in fabricating a forward platform for my 1973 21' Outrage this past summer. I used 3/4" Baltek with glass on both sides, finished and painted. Almost looks factory. They were very helpful and knowledgeable. Ask for Chris.

Best - Don

bigz posted 10-16-2000 05:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Enn,

Another suggestion since you live in Denmark, might be this company http://www.rhhfoamsystems.com/literature/mfb-1/index.html -- if they don't have overseas distribution this would be similar to the type of foam Whaler uses --- so a web search and you might find a European manufacture offer similar products -- Tom

TENA posted 10-17-2000 09:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for TENA  Send Email to TENA     
If you are looking for polyethelene foam for your cushions, I might be able to help.

Dave's Upholstery
2461 Cheney Hwy
Titusville, FL 32780 USA
(321)267-7028
fax (321)267-9855
amui@bellsouth.net

Hope it helps! TENA

bigz posted 10-18-2000 05:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Tenna, don't think your shop supplies hull foam! Does it? ENN has a staturated foam core.
Tom
enn posted 10-18-2000 02:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for enn  Send Email to enn     
Thank you everyone.

I have tried the following to dry out the foam:
1)lifting the bow - after 5 days app. 2 litres of water had come out - but foam still wery wet.

2) Applying light air pressure to several small holes drilled in inner shell (app 0,5-0,7 bar) gave another 1,5 litre.

My conclusion is that I will have to cut the "floor" in the innershell open - remove all foam and reinstall/repair innershell "floor" hereafter new foam must be cast/injected.

I do not think it is possible to remove teh water in other ways - based my calculations (weight) there must be at least 75 litres of water in the remaining foam.

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