Canoes often have plastic foam blocks mounted under the seats for flotation in case the canoe fills with water . ?

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  • 1 month ago

    Depends on what the canoe is made of.   A wood canoe will float even if filled with water.   A metal canoe will not.   To prevent a metal canoe from sinking they will stick in foam so that it will float even if filled with water.   You see that with kayaks too.   Some had inflatable air bladders in the very front and back so if you hit a rock and break a hole into it you do not sink.   If your canoe is made of metal,  leave the foam blocks in place.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Says WHO? Never seen such a thing - the bow and stern areas are filled with spray in flotation foam usually. Do you own damn homework......

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