High density foam

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Hurley Burley
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Anyone know where i can get hold of some high density foam?
I need to make a wet box to mount a transducer in my kayak.

Cheers
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BigDave
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Para rubber might be a start?
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skarramooch
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Location: New Plymouth

I got some from payless plastics at the valley - they had some offcuts in there a while back, let me know if you still need some, I may have some leftovers!
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AndrewRawlingson
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Gardening/kneeling mat from Bunnings etc.
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YakFisho Snapps
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Have just done a reinstall on my battery holder on my stealth with 90mm closed cell foam on the bigger battery im running on the waka now :y:...
paddlesnap
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Hurley Burley wrote:Anyone know where i can get hold of some high density foam?
I need to make a wet box to mount a transducer in my kayak.

Cheers
Flog someones Spa pool cover or Tramp pads :lol:
Around Aucks you keep an eye out on the inorganic piles at chuck out time :y:
Hurley Burley
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Location: Taranaki

I went to plastics place a couple weeks ago, they only have the low density foam (like a sponge).

I've looked in bunnings & mitre10 found there kneel pads but they're all rough on one side. Not goid for sticking bits together to form a water tight seal.
No para rubber in new Plymouth either.

I'm looking at childrens swim floats at the mo, but was looking for a more cost effective solution.

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Blazer60
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Location: Whitby, Wellington

I've got some scraps of high density foam I have used for similar tasks. If you get stuck give me a holler and I'll send you some.
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Stonecross
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Location: Pt Chev, Akl

paddlesnap wrote:
Hurley Burley wrote:Anyone know where i can get hold of some high density foam?
I need to make a wet box to mount a transducer in my kayak.

Cheers
Flog someones Spa pool cover or Tramp pads :lol:
Around Aucks you keep an eye out on the inorganic piles at chuck out time :y:
Funny you should say that...the kids are still looking for the tramp pads.... shhh

- got plenty to spare in my garage, anyone travelling down to the naki?
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Hurley Burley
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With these strong winds there's a good chance of me having a tramp in the garden when I get home tonight!

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