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Surf to City: RL Sunk
Does anyone have the full story about what happened to GoForIt?

Was it recovered?
Did it have sufficient buoyancy?

The reason that I am asking is that I am considered about what would happen if my RL was swamped.

Turning this thread into a constructive thread, does anyone have any advice on adding additional bouyancy to a RL?

I am considering filling under the whole void under the cockpit and the infront of the V-berth with styrofoam (closed cell). I will be leaving a gap beneath the foam for drainage. The idea being that the foam cant absorb any water that might be sitting in the bottom. (FYI: Most pootoons are made from stryofoam encased in reinforced concrete)

My primary concern is the stability of the boat (when swamped) as most of the floation will be very low which might make a capize recovery very hard....
Andrew 8-Mar-2011    Edit    Delete 
Re: Surf to City: RL Sunk
They were "going for it " pleasure to see and glad your ok
Rohan Lillie 9-Mar-2011    Edit    Delete 
Re: Surf to City: RL Sunk
The optimist in me says that she has been salvaged and will be back in action for the Bay to Bay next month. If this is not the case, don't tell me. In the meantime, all the best, Steve.


Mike 9-Mar-2011    Edit    Delete 
Re: Surf to City: RL Sunk
See also here.
Greg 10-Mar-2011    Edit    Delete 
Re: Surf to City: RL Sunk
Hi Rohan & Mike.
Thanks for your supporting comments.
Probably wont be seeing you all at the B to B this year so will put the hole story up on the forum soon.
See you next year Mike with eather the original Goforit or the Sequal
Wishing you all Smooth Sea's and Tight Lines.
Cheers Steve and Crew.
Steve North 14-Mar-2011    Edit    Delete 
Re: Surf to City: RL Sunk
Hi Steve sorry to here of your misfortune, I hope you are able to retreive Goforit, I feel your lose as I know how I would feel if I lost Slyfox,I was looking foward to another tussle in this years B2B, if I can do anything to help give me a call cheers Andrew.
Andrew 17-Mar-2011    Edit    Delete 
Re: Surf to City: RL Sunk
I am restoring what i believe is a very early model RL, It has been sunk at least 4 times to my knoledge, It is one of thoes fast but tippy models. At this stage i have the cockpit open and am installing large seat lockers, so is a good time to add some floatation. any ideas would be appreciated. Mark.
Mark Sewell 7-Apr-2011    Edit    Delete 
Re: Surf to City: RL Sunk
Some 100mm thick sealed cell foam bonded to the underside of your new seat lockers would be ideal. Any extra floatation would be best fitted out wide and under the cockpit floor level, this should then ensure that if the boat did fill with water the cockpit would be able to drain. Also please check that the foam in the coamings is still intact.
Rob Legg 7-Apr-2011    Edit    Delete 

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