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Below are my plans.

Yellow = flotation foam.
Green = Storage
Blue = rod locker but it will be access via end of middle bench seat
red = seat location

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Sounds like you got a plan! Thats awesome!
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i think i may be ignorant when comes to this, so i'll ask the ?....is float foam really needed?????? does it make your boat any more boyant ??? does it float higher in the water under normal conditions ??? I'm just not up on the concept thats why im asking ???

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The float foam will prevent the boat from sinking in an emergency - it will actually lower the water line slightly because of the weight of the foam. (Think of it this way, the foam is still heavier then air so it does nothing to effect displacement - much like adding a load of wood could sink a boat - despite the fact that wood floats)

The foam will also deaden sound - and in a tin boat this is nice
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If you block the sections off that you are going to fill with foam, and fill them full would that give you any deck support? Otherwise I was thinking a fore to aft stringer with angled supports to the next inboard vertical support.
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Yes it will, to a point. That stuff (the two part expanding foam - not great stuff) is very strong. But, more than adding strength, it adds stiffness. Keeps stringers from flexing (especially in larger boats, when the stringers are formed aluminum, and upwards of 10 inches high, on edge), and keeps the deck a tad solider to walk upon. To pour that stuff, you will need to block off all but the top. This stuff will fill EVERY void you have. Then, you mix a small amount and pour quickly (starts expanding in a matter of seconds, and you have less than a minute to pour after mixing it. Then, you pour a LITTLE bit in the void. It will expand a lot. Don't put anything to hold it down or conpress it, as it doesn't expand, and actually has more strength fully expanded. Plus, it is so strong, it will probably break what you put there. Let it "grow," over the top of the stringers, then cut it down later.
The best way to do this, is mix small batches, and put a few layers in. There is a calculation on many of the sites that sells it, stating how many cubic feet supports how many pounds. You want to at least equal the weight of the boat. If you can't get the full amount to fit, don't bother putting any in, as it is a waste of money, as the boat will sink anyway. :D

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For your rod locker I saw someone on another site used plastic tubes in the front part of his rod locker. Seems like if you used them you wouldn't need to worry about walling the entire locker compartment in. I think he said they were golf bag tubes.
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This is exciting to watch, I can't wait to see the finished product. Nice Job.

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I have seen plastic tubes with bungee cord holder on the end to hold casting rods and they have oval ones to hold spinning rods these would work well for you you could even tie them in place under the deck and use the spray foam to secure them.just be sure to plug the ends
the project looks good keep the pictures coming

Are you going to use bins in the storage areas?

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AnAngler wrote:This is exciting to watch, I can't wait to see the finished product. Nice Job.
I agree! :D
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How do you plan on setting up a template to cut your deck layout?

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the hammer wrote:How do you plan on setting up a template to cut your deck layout?
Get a refrigerator box
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flounderhead59 wrote:
the hammer wrote:How do you plan on setting up a template to cut your deck layout?
Get a refrigerator box

That will work...good idea! :D
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Jim wrote:
flounderhead59 wrote:
the hammer wrote:How do you plan on setting up a template to cut your deck layout?
Get a refrigerator box

That will work...good idea! :D
I've also found that to get a smoother edge when cutting a template from heavy cardboard is to use my dremmel with one of those rotosaw, spiral type cutter looking thingys (sorry that's the technical term) :D
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flounderhead59 wrote:
Jim wrote:
flounderhead59 wrote: Get a refrigerator box

That will work...good idea! :D
I've also found that to get a smoother edge when cutting a template from heavy cardboard is to use my dremmel with one of those rotosaw, spiral type cutter looking thingys (sorry that's the technical term) :D
I have one of those! Almost cut my hand off one day trying to remove the diving board....dont ask. LOL!
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