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Adding more Bouyancy
Sep 25th, 2017 at 4:38pm
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Anyone enclosed and sealed up their outboard motor pod?

It would need a water tight hatch  to allow acess to the engine mounting bolts, but i think its a simple way to add some extra  bouyancy to the stern of an aluminium boat.
  
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Re: Adding more Bouyancy
Reply #1 - Oct 17th, 2018 at 5:28pm
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Absolutely.Easy way to test..Grab some polystyrene - I bought a sheet at bunnings for about $30.00. Cut it about the right size or a tad bigger and just wedge them in to the height you want. A bit of water will still get in but 1/2 a litre won't matter. Holds the stern of my Bluefin up nicely........The joys of heavy 4 stroke engines.......
  
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Re: Adding more Bouyancy
Reply #2 - Oct 18th, 2018 at 11:17am
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deserthead wrote on Oct 17th, 2018 at 5:28pm:
Absolutely.Easy way to test..Grab some polystyrene - I bought a sheet at bunnings for about $30.00. Cut it about the right size or a tad bigger and just wedge them in to the height you want. A bit of water will still get in but 1/2 a litre won't matter. Holds the stern of my Bluefin up nicely........The joys of heavy 4 stroke engines.......


check out the fishing report, "Making a good thing better"  I think that's it from memory.




These new Evinrudes are frigging amazing, 25-27 knots using around 1 Litre of fuel per Naut mile. Shocked   

I admit to being skeptical about the new 2 stroke but after a lot of fishing trips  I would never  go to a 4 stroke, with the 2 stroke having around 200 less moving parts to let you down, being lighter and we all know the power a 2 stroke engine can generate. 48-50 knots is scary.
  
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Re: Adding more Bouyancy
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how about for a simple fryan dingy????? are the side seats foam filled standard????? will filling with expandite foam keep it up if filled with water????
ICEMAN 48 knots Shocked!!!!! I do know 40 kmph is fun in said fryan...go the new 15hp 2 stroke Wink
  
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