flotation

Discussion in 'Materials' started by shannon, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. shannon
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    shannon New Member

    I am new to both this site and boat building. I am an avid diver and I want to build my own customized plywood boat specifically for diving and possibly overnight stays on the water. My first question si what type of hull would you reccomend: I am thinking a barge typr. Second would it help the flotaion if I stuffed styrofaom in all the available spaces that I can ?
     
  2. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    It could help a bit if you tell are you using this boat at a local quarry or Puget sound and how many divers on board?
     
  3. shannon
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    shannon New Member

    Sorry,Fresh water lakes here in Arkansas. Anywhere from 3 to 6 divers and equipment
     
  4. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

    Consider a catamaran platform for level stability.
     
  5. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    It's about the same size I'm overhauling right now. I'll take and send you some pictures and sketches after a couple of days (a bit busy right now)
     

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