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    Colin H
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    Some of my models use polystyrene blocks fitted in where possible and I've also used filler foam in a can to fill sealed compartments.
    On one occasion I used bubble wrap stuffed into various spaces.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    Nerys
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    I've fitted bulkheads at both ends on some boats and filled them with odd bits of polystyrene packing materials to provide buoyancy in case of accidents. I did this after the first model I made, a small fishing boat, was swamped on two occasions, and Alice having to go wading in the lake. She has a pair of waders now.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    Ianh
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    Hi
    I have used it on some model yachts. I use foam filler in a can from your local DIY.
    Made by Various companies but I use Fischer and Henkel😊😊
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    Only old in years not mind or soul.
    Martin555
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    Hi Guys,

    We all mention things like battery's, motors ballast.
    But don't seem to mention anything about adding foam or other forms of flotation.
    In a model Submarine this is important, but not so much in a model boat.

    For the benefit of new guys to the hobby it is put in to a model boat just incase you suddenly end up with a lot of water getting into your boat.
    Hopefully you can get enough flotation in it so that it dose not actually sink and you will be able to retrieve it.

    Do any members have some hints or methods on this subject that will help other members and new guys.

    Martin555.
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    If it looks right it probably is.



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