Forums > Stand Up Paddle Foiling

Foam filled mast?

Reply
Created by FoilColorado 2 months ago, 10 Jun 2019
FoilColorado
32 posts
10 Jun 2019 11:58PM
Thumbs Up

has anyone filled their alum mast with expanding foam? Seems like a good way to increase buoyancy and decrease water (weight) build up in mast.

Piros
QLD, 5487 posts
11 Jun 2019 9:57AM
Thumbs Up

No it will hold water just bung it like Axis or seal with Sika flex.

anders884
39 posts
11 Jun 2019 1:41PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
FoilColorado said..
has anyone filled their alum mast with expanding foam? Seems like a good way to increase buoyancy and decrease water (weight) build up in mast.


No good, the expanding (Builders) foam will suck up the water and then you have trapped saltwater in an Aluminium mast. If you use Sika (Silicone) make sure you get all holes and possibly the ends of the screw holes. Water seems to leak in everywhere. Silicone is used to glue aquariums so it is just a matter of sealing all ends.



Subscribe
Reply

Forums > Stand Up Paddle Foiling


"Foam filled mast?" started by FoilColorado