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Old 04-13-2009   #1
 
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bulkhead

...this may be a long shot but does anybody happen to have the bulkhead for or one that would fit a g.ride that they are willing to part with? thanks..

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Just cut blocks of foam to the proper size and shape, stack them, and glue them in. Sure it's more work, but also more customizable, more cushioned, and less likely to get your foot/ankle caught in. That's what I've done in all my boats.

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yea thanks forsure.. thats probably what i will end up doing. .
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Old 04-13-2009   #4
 
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Confluence Kayaks has them

We have lots of scrap parts from warranty boats.
No Problem to put one together for you, or a foam footblock

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what is the contact info, i would like some outfitting??
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We have lots of scrap parts from warranty boats.
No Problem to put one together for you, or a foam footblock

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Just cut blocks of foam to the proper size and shape, stack them, and glue them in. Sure it's more work, but also more customizable, more cushioned, and less likely to get your foot/ankle caught in. That's what I've done in all my boats.

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I was thinking of doing that, I just got a boat (my first). But, I heard (well read) that foam doesn't give as much support, can start to shift, and can warp your bow. Are these things true?

Also, if someone can tell me want tools and common techniques are used to shape the foam I would really appreciate it.

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Old 04-14-2009   #7
 
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Foam Foot Blocks

Foam is generally more supportive than a footbag,
but not as solid as an integral bulkhead footbrce

It should not warp the bow or deform the boat at all...
It can shift if it is not properly fit or glued into the boat.

Tools : Minicell foam, Big bread knife, Dragon skin or sureform shaper and contact cement

Techniques: Shape a block that pressure fits into the bow and has a wedge shape ( ie short in toe area, long in heel area) test fit, note where you need more space, test fit and repeat. when you have a pretty close shape, use it for a session on the water to test the fit. when you have a finished shape tack it into the boat with a little contact cement, enjoy.

You can contact Confluence Kayaks at 303-433-3676 for more info.

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