Boat Floatation Options

Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, & Gadgets Forum' started by Holland, May 5, 2018.

  1. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    Same here, but often cross the open lake to get to where I'm going.
    I was out on Calcasieu Lake a few years ago in some high winds going against the tide and it got quite nasty; even with both 2000gph bilge pumps going we nearly swamped my 2072 cc. We got hung up in a crab line and had to stop, and took a big wave over the stern. Once that happened we couldn't get on plane and the pumps couldn't get it out fast enough. Had we not been able to get up into the marsh fairly quickly we'd have never made it. Literally on the drive that morning we were discussing removing the foam and adding storage since despite it's size the boat has very little. Needless to say that idea went out the window! I also realized that 4000gph sounded like a lot, but when in a bind it's really not.
     
  2. dwhauss

    dwhauss Senior Refuge Member

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    Yea well, there are those situations. I hope I never have to regret not having flotation.
     
  3. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    I think most would agree, however spend enough time on the water you're bound to end up in a sticky situation or two.
     
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