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  • 293 mako foam help

    I Just bought a 97 293(30ft) MAKO that has some foam compression problems in the forward half of the boat. I need some help finding a manufacturer of the high density foam to fill some of my voids. also i need a device to inject it to some crevices and tight areas. Any one have any experience with this?

  • #2
    Try these sites.Mertons seems really on top of things.Ive never ordered from these sites,but I'm getting ready to. I think Mertons is the ticket, but I like the despensing unit of the rhh company. Wart says use 4lb density foam,Closed cell polyeurathane 4lb density is probably the best since it doesn't absorb moisture.

    mailto:[email protected] http://www.mertons.com/Contact/index.html
    1980 Mako17 Standard, 115 Yamaha 2 stroke[br]1981 Mako224 200 johnson 2 stroke Virginia Beach,Va

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    • #3
      Thanks VB, The Mertons company definetly has the product. it seems the big problem is the delivery device. The rhh company only has a mixing nozel with a small delivery spout which i may be able to modify. there system utilizes pressurized material of which there is little info on other than it expands. What I have to do is get this material through a 1/4 to 3/8 piece of flexible tubing to get to the various hard to reach areas in the bilge and forward hull areas. I have 1/2 to 3/4 inch spaces between the hull and the structural foam from the years of pounding to the fishing grounds. This is causing a great deal of unwanted movement between the hull and upper structure.

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      • #4
        Should be really careful in your calculations cause this stuff can break things if you apply to much.I'm ordering 4#lb density ,has 3 times more strength than 2# lb foam. Also found this site.Price on 4lb is the best I've found.

        http://www.shopmaninc.com/foam.html
        1980 Mako17 Standard, 115 Yamaha 2 stroke[br]1981 Mako224 200 johnson 2 stroke Virginia Beach,Va

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        • #5
          Vb shopmanic seems to have a more informative site. I will by the product from them next week. it looks like ill need to rig up some kind of giant seringe or empty caulking tub for a delivery system. and work very fast! thanks for the site info.

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          • #6
            FYI - found a company that makes industrial hand held mixing guns for just this type of application. this should be very useful for any one fixing the foam on these boats. all you have to do is attach a piece of plastic tubing to the end of the knozzle to get knozzle mixed liguid foam to where it really needs to go verses just pouring it and hoping for gravity to do the rest. http://www.conprotec.com/

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