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FX 15 Floatation Foam


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#1 kayl

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:46 PM

Is the stern floatation foam able to be removed and reinstalled? I want to mount a Mightymount for my Visicarbon flag/light on the stern of my kayak, but need access to the bottom to tighten the nuts. I played around with the foam a little and it feels like it may be glued in. Anyone have any experience with the foam?

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:37 PM

The foam is glued in. There are two separate pieces, one vertical column from keel to underside of deck and a face piece. If you run a metal straight edge, something like a ruler along the sides of the face to remove any glue there you can then pry the face away from the vertical column to then separate it from the hull.

If you wanted to avoid removing the foam you could use YakAttack rigging bullets or tri-fold HD rivets which would be strong enough to hold the noted flag.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 10:26 PM

I'll just peel the foam away if it's that simple. I just didn't want to rip it out and need to buy a replacement. I often take my kids out and want that safety net that the floatation foam provides if I capsize the kayak. Any recommendations on adhesive when I'm putting the foam back in?

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:15 AM

It may rip a little where the glue contacts but usually is fairly minimal and can be mated back and re glued. Lexel clear silicone works outstanding.

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