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Old 06-23-2003, 05:02 PM
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Actually no I haven't

Never have. I think the reason they haven't is because it is added weight to the tubes. Would actually weigh it down in the water more. It is a possibility, but problem is that you'll never be able to deflate it again. I do know there are companies that sell a hard tubed boat. But not sure it's a good idea. One good hit (which will happen when you run a river) and you'll damage the inner makeup of the tubes. Not sure what that would do to the floatation aspect.

I wish I could help you more on that one. But I really can't. Never heard of that. I do know there was a company that had made boats with then shells and foam injected between the plates (river boats, not thicker hulled V hulls) and they didn't last long. May be a weight issue. I do know that spray foam gets heavy when it hardens. Hmmmmm, let me see what I can find out for you. Will be a couple days, but may be able to help you out.
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