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Fishermanjm
02-22-2011, 09:20 PM
does Donzi use flotation foam in the hull?

mphatc
02-22-2011, 09:50 PM
No.

Fill it with water and it will sink:shocking:

Mario

exzebra
02-22-2011, 10:08 PM
Try replacing a gas tank and you'll find out! LOTS OF FOAM!

Sweet little 16
02-23-2011, 08:42 AM
yes and no flotation foam was made mandatory by the USCG in the 70's for boats under 19 feet that's when the Hornet went to a 20 instead of a 19 so if you have a late 70's 16 or 18 you'll have foam if someone didn't remove it.

Not sure where the size regulation is now

Fishermanjm
02-23-2011, 11:26 AM
thanks, i was just wondering, i dont remember seeing any under the ft.
deck,,, my maritime skiff 20D is full of flotation under the floor deck, it is supposed to be unsinkable

yeller
02-23-2011, 04:04 PM
The 22's have foam outboard of the stringers and in front of the fuel tank between the stringers. I highly doubt there is enough to keep it afloat though

Pic is from an 04

Carl C
02-23-2011, 04:57 PM
The 22's have foam outboard of the stringers and in front of the fuel tank between the stringers. I highly doubt there is enough to keep it afloat though
Pic is from an 04
Is your gas tank that much further forward than mine or am I looking at this wrong:confused:.

yeller
02-23-2011, 08:41 PM
You must be looking at it wrong Carl. Our tanks are in the same location.

Carl C
02-23-2011, 09:07 PM
You must be looking at it wrong Carl. Our tanks are in the same location.

I see now that you have the entire insert out. You can't do that without the deck off.

Fishermanjm
02-24-2011, 10:56 AM
carl, how the hell did u take that pic? is that looking aft?

Carl C
02-24-2011, 11:01 AM
carl, how the hell did u take that pic? is that looking aft?

Yupper! Yeller and I have both opened up our under bow areas for more stowage space and even room to sleep now and then.

Fishermanjm
02-24-2011, 11:10 AM
sleep yea right in a 22C

yeller
02-24-2011, 12:08 PM
sleep yea right in a 22CI've done a couple overnighters in mine......and that was before the bow area was opened up. :yes:

Fishermanjm
02-24-2011, 01:36 PM
so did u put a floor in it? i stuck my head under the ft area before i put the boat away for the winter, if i remember correctly i could see stringers, wires, fuel tank,etc,,,

Carl C
02-24-2011, 02:26 PM
We both put floors in. Yeller did his just a little different than mine. My net weight gain was around 15 pounds and if I pull the carpet I am about 30 pounds lighter than stock. I did this out of necessity since the stupid little bin didn't begin to hold the gear I need to carry on the Great Lakes. Pics: http://www.donzi.net/forums/showpost.php?p=376589&postcount=81 and http://www.donzi.net/forums/showpost.php?p=377339&postcount=86

And the whole thread: http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44706&highlight=removed+forward+storage+bin+today

Fishermanjm
02-24-2011, 03:37 PM
that looks nice carl,,, there is tons of space under the bow, can that be done with the deck on? i was thinkin bout a fishing rod, quahog rake,,, stuff like that goin under there

zelatore
02-24-2011, 03:45 PM
that looks nice carl,,, there is tons of space under the bow, can that be done with the deck on? i was thinkin bout a fishing rod, quahog rake,,, stuff like that goin under there

Yup, it can be done with the deck on. I'm sure Carl did his with it on, and I started doing it to mine with the deck on as well (one day I'll get around to finishing it...).

It's not the most comfortable job in the world, but it's 100% doable.

HOWARD O
02-24-2011, 07:37 PM
Carl's interior job is still my most favorite Donzi mod EVER. :yes:

Someday I'll get around to it. After my paint job, new interior, new gauges......etc.....etc.....etc. :boggled:

Carl C
02-24-2011, 08:07 PM
Carl's interior job is still my most favorite Donzi mod EVER. :yes:

Someday I'll get around to it. After my paint job, new interior, new gauges......etc.....etc.....etc. :boggled:

Thanks man! I can't even imagine the boat the way it was. I kind of like the mods I made on the other end too :wink:.